Boom and Bust in Dubai

If there was ever any doubt that the fortunes of professional sport were increasingly tied in to the general fortunes of the world economy, last week's financial news from Dubai should settle those doubts once and for all.

Last Updated ( Monday, 28 May 2018 16:15 )

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Chelsea Child Poachers

The headlines say it all. Beware Child Poachers, screams the Daily Mail. The day before the same paper was content with the single word, Thieves!

Last Updated ( Monday, 28 May 2018 15:49 )

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Bloodgate: A Sporting Tale for the 21st Century.

Here is a classic Shakespearean tale of the heroic but fatally flawed protagonist who is destined to fall from grace, set against the backdrop of turbulent and uncertain times.

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 September 2009 11:08 )

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Ecclestone, F1 and Hitler, Observer, 12/07/09, Catherine Bennett

Let me start off by saying I know nothing about F1 racing and its supposed attraction to millions of people world wide.

Last Updated ( Monday, 28 May 2018 10:35 )

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Professional Football: Will the Bubble Burst?

Four interrelated stories concerning the financial state of English football suggest that English professional football may be heading the same way as the British banking sector. Are we talking millions? No, we are talking billions. David Conn of the Guardian estimates the English Premier League has accumulated over £3 billion worth of debts. Chelsea, Manchester United are in the worst shape but Liverpool are on the ropes as well. Every single club is carrying debt and with the wages bill set to escalate even further the debt can only get worse. The irony is that Man United and Liverpool are making a profit but are ending up as loss making concerns because of the interest they must pay on their debt. ( The Guardian, 3/06/09 )

Last Updated ( Saturday, 26 May 2018 16:02 )

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