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Why This Premier League Season Shows That Managers Do Matter

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March 2, 2014 | 8 Comments »

The proposition that managers are inherently a waste of time (and money) was based on an analysis by Stefan Szymanski of the spending of 40 English clubs between 1978 and 1997. The analysis found that spending on salaries explained 92% of their variation in league position. To sum up their proposition – the team that pays the most wins the most.

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BT Wins Champions League Rights In UK; What It Means To BPL Reps & What Will Happen In The USA

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November 10, 2013 | 14 Comments »

Since then Fox has also acquired the rights to the FIFA World Cup properties and the first broadcast will be the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. But in the meantime Fox also lost MLS rights and the rights to the immensely popular Barclays Premier League.

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What Should It Cost To Attend A Premier League Match Or Why Man Utd And Arsenal Fans Hold The High Ground

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October 14, 2013 | 14 Comments »

In August of this year, just as the new TV deal that brought a revenue increase of 60% to the league, the Premier League announced a new funding initiative called the “Away Fans Fund.” From the expected annual increase of $900M the Premier League allocated a little over $6M a year to all twenty clubs to support the fund’s objectives. That is a princely total of $300,000 per year per club or 0.66% of new revenues from TV rights fees.

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One of the objectives of Soccer Report Extra.com was to encourage new writers and to bring their works to a broader audience.  Do you have a soccer thought or opinion to share but don’t have your own blog? Or maybe you only want to write intermittently. “The Training Ground” offers you the chance.

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