The Liverpool reign of US “entrepreneurs” George Gillett Junior and Thomas O. Hicks has been full of oddball news stories from the two warring co-owners’ busy PR departments. But none were stranger than last...
At a time when stock market flotations were all the rage in top football circles, performance-related pay (PRP) was all the rage in public sector/civil service offices. Both ideas proved to be rubbish (see...
As football sinks further and further into the financial mire, the official statements made by clubs themselves are becoming more and more odd, and more and more telling. Mark Murphy has been looking at some of these statements, and is less than convinced by them.
The game is starting to smell rotten from the inside out, and this smell is starting to become all-pervasive to the extent that even those that have been trying to avoid the smell or don’t have a particularly strong sense of smell are starting to notice it.
The next four months are going to be very important for Liverpool, and the gambles carry high stakes. Do they change managers now, at high cost, and risk disruption, or do they keep Benitez on board and hope for the best. It’s stick or twist, and the stakes are very high.
As the Premier League reaches the half-way point in its season, Mark Siglioccolo takes a look into his crystal ball and wonders whether the days of Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea might be coming to an end. Who, though, will have the nerve to stare them out?
It’s the FA Cup First Round this weekend so, in the first of five pieces about the Oldest Cup Competition In The World (and there’s a phrase that is probably copyrighted by The FA), we take a look back at Wycombe Wanderers’ run to the semi-finals of the competition in 2001.
Liverpool might well have been very convincing in beating Manchester United on Sunday, but Mark Murphy is less than convinced that this result says very much about the medium to long-term stability of a club that may have become very dependant on perpetual Champions League money.
Liverpool’s progress in the Champions League hit an unexpected stumbling block in Florence this evening, where Fiorentina carved them apart and walked away with a comfortable three points. Was this just a bad night at the office, or might they be saying hello to the Europa League later on this season?
The “Fit & Proper Persons” test is supposed to weed undesirable types out from owning football clubs. Mark Murphy is less than convinced that it is doing its job properly, and he has some examples featuring names that you may be familiar with.