It has long been an obvious situation, but Manchester City have announced a staggering £121m loss in profits for the last year. And this number is not just the money they have spent on buying new players – the wages they pay their players alone exceeds their profits (turnover). In terms of buying new ones, [...]

Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has always been a special sort of player, and has caused mixed emotions in many. Some criticize him for his languid style of play, questioning his passion and commitment, but then few can deny that when he wants to, he can be one of the very best players on the [...]

The recent controversy around Wayne Rooney’s private life has reached such levels that Sir Alex Ferguson was forced to leave him out of Manchester United’s visit to Everton on Saturday. It was a fiery encounter that finished in a 3-3 draw, but it would have been that must more explosive had Rooney had to face [...]

Liverpool are one of those clubs that will always (or at least for a very long time) be a legendary name in football, but their accomplishments are mostly rooted to the past. They are yet to win the Premiership, and despite a miraculous Champions League triumph last decade, they have yet to regain their status [...]

With less than a week to go before the start of the new Premiership season, Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neill has resigned after four years in charge of the club. While the exact details of the backstage workings that led to his decision will probably remain unclear, it seems very likely that his decision has [...]

Portsmouth played their part in a thrilling 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in yesterday’s FA Cup final, but now it appears that half the team will have to leave immediately. Pompey’s financial troubles only seem to be getting worse, and since they can not spend money on any unnecessary expenses, they will have to let go [...]

It seems like England are firing on all cylinders when it comes to their World Cup preparations, and testament to their very strong squad this year are the recent PFA (Professional Footballer’s Association) Player of the Year awards. Wayne Rooney (Man United) and James Milner (Aston Villa) picked up Player of the Year and Young [...]

The above table shows the net spend of each Premiership club since 1992, or how much money they have spent on players compared to how much they have sold. It is not adjusted for inflation, though, so some statistics might be a bit exaggerated. It’s an interesting table for a number of reasons, though it’s [...]

Premiership bottom club Portsmouth have truly had a remarkable season. They became the first ever top-league club to enter administration, they were detected nine points, and were relegated not too long ago. Despite that, they have had a fairy-tale run in the FA Cup, the competition they famously won in 2008, and despite all odds [...]

It’s not surprising that the media have jumped at the recent failures of English clubs in the Champions League, speculating whether their “dominance over Europe” seems to have finally diminished. However, I don’t believe the result can be used to draw such conclusions. It’s true that for the first time in five years there will [...]

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