Everything is in place for a spending spree this January, but some data crunching shows successful spending is elusive.
Scottish football faces challenging economic conditions, but shows how a focus on fans offers a different way forward.
Sam Allardyce was tackled over third-party ownership of football players. But what is it and why does it matter?
‘All for one …’
Bio-banding is all the rage as youth football seeks to make the most of young talent. Here's why we shouldn't get carried away.
There are deep issues with the structure in which elite referees in England operate.
The Premier League may well be flying, but right now, English football is dying.
Leicester City’s win last year was unpredictable, which is why so many of us found it exciting.
Turns out the English Premier League is a lot more unpredictable than Spain's La Liga, which could be why it attracts so much funding.
The boys are back in town: (from top left) Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte, Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.
The egos have landed, and they're ready to rock.
Many clubs sign players as young children and make them agree to not play anything else. The evidence suggests they're making a big mistake.
Recovering from injury is about more than just becoming fitter and stronger - you need to go back to basics.
The open goal.
Your guide to how the French extravaganza compares to the other big events in sport.
Exactly how does one structurally define a fairy tale, and can we accurately describe The Foxes’ win as such?
Smells like team spirit. Leicester captain Wes Morgan celebrates scoring against Manchester United.
Egg roulette, terrible passing stats and the odd pizza. The psychology that builds success.
There is no point in trying to explain how it happened – we just need to enjoy it.
Fan’s question what the future holds for Aston Villa.
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Where did it all go wrong for Aston Villa?
Level playing field? Jamie Vardy causes panic in the Manchester City defence.
Moneyball tactics and a deluge of new money have served up a season of shocks and drama.
Paying up. Can Derby County fans really get in for a tenner?
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A new study on how much fans are paying takes an upbeat view, but what's missing?
Left behind. Where do fans sit in the new hierarchy?
The beautiful game has always had an ugly side to its relationship with the press, but are things now going too far?
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Keeping foreigners out of the Premier League won't make the England team perform any better.
Natural selection has shaped many different animal groups, from V-like formations of bird flocks to circular mills of schooling fish. These shapes are the result of millions of years of evolution. Animals…