The warning has already come from football's biggest clubs. "I cannot help feeling that speculation around transfers of individual players for hundreds of millions of pounds this summer seems to ignore the realities that face the sport," warned Manchester United executive vice-chairman at a Fans' Forum event last month. Barcelona
Football had a complex relationship with social media even before the coronavirus pandemic struck. Its biggest strength is its biggest weakness: the real time, almost entirely unfiltered interaction between anyone, anywhere in the world. The likes of Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat theoretically offer an endless stream of opinion to simultaneously
They are the two most dramatic Champions League finals of the modern era: Manchester United's stoppage-time victory against Bayern Munich to seal the Treble in 1999 and the so-called "Miracle of Istanbul," when Liverpool overturned a 3-0 half-time deficit against AC Milan to win their fifth European Cup in 2005.
We're gonna play games! Maybe... possibly... at some point ... OK, who really knows? Germany is actually ready to resume the 2019-20 Bundesliga this weekend, while Spain (back in training!) and Italy (June 13!) are at different stages of inching toward a potential restart over the next two-plus months. The
LONDON -- The announcement that Arsenal had agreed a 12.5 percent pay cut with their playing staff initially appeared to be a victory for everyone involved. Here was an example of a group of highly-paid and much-storied footballers, routinely maligned for existing in a bubble of exorbitant wealth, recognising the
"We run the real risk of losing many famous football clubs. It could destroy the integrity of the competitions we love as football supporters. Ultimately the crisis may threaten the very existence of our football clubs if sufficient action is not taken. My concern is that we might have double figures
A lot can change in a decade. Just 10 short years ago, for instance, Lionel Messi was the dominant player in European soccer, Pep Guardiola was an increasingly influential coach, Cristiano Ronaldo was trying to make a difference with a new team following a lucrative transfer, and money disparities were