Running a successful club requires more than money. But the money certainly helps.
Big names, big gains?
Is the decades-old policy of not broadcasting 3pm football games in England still necessary?
From the emergence of Premier League to Cricket’s newer formats, the history of professional sport is full of breakups.
More competitive games between top soccer clubs is desirable but creating a ‘closed’ system would harm a soccer culture built on dreams, says the man who predicted the Super League two decades ago.
Everyone seems united against the new proposals, but can they really be stopped?
The American money men are replacing Russian oligarchs and Arab oil tycoons as the next wave of club buyers.
The clubs no longer ‘belong’ to the fans - they have become instruments in an ideological war between Western capitalism and the rent hungry sheikhs of the Gulf states.
Football is supposed to be the ‘people’s game’, but the English Premier League is easier and cheaper to follow if you are a fan of a club based in London or the prosperous southeast.
Having a huge emotional connection to the club and its fans means Solskjaer could lead Manchester United more effectively than Mourinho.
Once again, the Special One has become the Unemployed One. Here’s the case for a period of rehabilitation.
So far, Manchester United’s poor performance on the pitch has not hurt its bottom line. But it’s only a matter of time.
Social media is key when it comes to connecting clubs with fans and building a brand identity. But with great power, comes great responsibility.
It took a Scotsman to organise a professional football league in England.
Will England’s top-flight teams really decide to weaken their global blockbuster brand?
World soccer is the story of hyper-capitalism. What would fan and revolutionary thinker Frantz Fanon have thought about the state of the sport?
It’s not all about United and City – sport defines Greater Manchester, boosts the economy and is essential to the overall health of the region.
As United and City go head-to-head in their first encounter of the football season, their rivalry reaches new levels on and off the pitch.
The sacking of Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal shows football really is a funny game. But was anyone else to blame?
Moneyball tactics and a deluge of new money have served up a season of shocks and drama.