In 2009 Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski authored a very successful book called “Soccernomics”. In support of the book Kuper penned an article for the Financial Times that referenced material and key “findings” from the publication.
“Time to end our deluded obsession with club managers,” was the title of the article and it attacked the belief that managers of soccer clubs mattered.
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Over the weekend, it was confirmed that BT had purchased the exclusive UK media rights to the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League for three seasons starting in 2015/16.
The price was a whopping $1.44B which is an increase of… to read more please click on the link.
The price of watching the Premier League has escalated significantly since the formation of the tournament in the early nineties. A cost comparison with other leagues in Europe is an annual feature for most soccer publications and is normally followed by cries of “why can’t the Premier League offer fan-friendly pricing like the German Bundesliga.”
It is a PR battle that the Premier League cannot win unless the clubs move from a pricing model that is based on charging what…..to read more please click the link.