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FIFA backlash gains momentum

June 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Features, Football

Today UEFA executive committee members Michael van Praag and David Gill told FIFA President Sepp Blatter he should not stand for re-election. Blatter, 78, had announced his intention to run for a fifth term in 2015 despite appearing to step down last year. Greg Dyke also waded in with a rebuttal of Blatter’s extraordinary accusations […]

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Wayne’s World – The Tipping Point

November 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Features, Football

We may look back at the start of the 2010 season as the point where, like all bubbles before, the financial madness of the English Premier League started to finally deflate. Wayne Rooney’s Big Pay Out will go down as the last hurrah of this madness. Why? Let me tell you a story… The Premier […]

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The Importance of being Ernesto

June 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Features, Football

The teams of the Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol [CSF] are having a fine World Cup, much to the despair of their UEFA brothers. While european teams resort to mutiny are we seeing a South American revolution? So much for the theory that a ‘winter’ World Cup might suit the european teams. As we say goodbye […]

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You’re broke – we’ll fix it

May 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Features

According to UEFA president Michel Platini the proposed rule change on european club spending will be passed this week. At first glance this looks a decision that could change the games financial models in as significant a way as the Bosman ruling changed transfers. Under the proposed new rules any club that wants to compete […]

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