Usually we take the time to parse carefully through the statements of football's financiers, but George Gillette's statements in an interview with a Toronto radio station hardly need a lot of analysis to be able to see through his palpable nonsense.
The overall sponsorship pie for football is falling, which is troubling enough economically for all clubs, but at the same time the gap between the global-haves and the local-havenots is widening fast.
Last year, ShareLiverpool FC made a splash as a scheme launched by supporters to purchase the club. Eighteen months later, the original common criticism of this scheme -- that the buy-in price was simply too high for most fans to participate -- has been addressed. Is the revamped scheme likely to lead to a concrete bid this time?
Hard economic times can also foster innovation, and it's no surprise that a supporter-owned and run club, FC United of Manchester, this summer became the first club I've heard of to allow supporters to set their own season ticket prices.
Sven-Goran Eriksson at Notts County? Really? We try to explain, looking at the mysterious investment firm behind the bombshell news of his appointment as Director of Football at the world's oldest professional football club.
The Italian season opener, the Italian Super Cup, is taking place at Beijing's Bird's Nest. It's the latest step in Italian football's attempts to keep pace with the Premier League -- and one that also includes a risky breakaway league reminiscent of England's changes in the 1990s.
The world's oldest international football stadium, located in Wrexham, Wales, needs your support to ensure its long-term future, after a recent campaign to save it from speculative property developers.
Ground-sharing seems economically advantageous on the face of it. Yet is it actually worthwhile sacrificing a key part of a club's identity for short-term gain? We look at the debate in England in the context of ground-sharing around the world.