Category Archives: Football business

Best sports apps for Android

Ask any sport fan and they will tell you that keeping up with the latest news on their favourite teams is very important. Whether they use their apps to find the latest odds for the games, finding out what form a player is in, or simply turning to online pokies real money when there’s little sport to bet on. With that in mind we decided to look at some of the best apps to use to keep up on your…
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Could the corona virus precipitate the adoption of a summer season?

With the decision that senior football will be closed down until at least 3rd April following the outbreak of coronavirus, the game’s authorities will face the enormous challenge of restoring normal service whenever on-field activities resume. Top of the list is the conundrum of what becomes of the 2019-20 season? Should it be declared null and void, be considered as finishing when play was halted on 13 March or must the remaining games be played, come what may? Whichever view…
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The best places to watch football live in London (which aren’t stadiums)

London is often referred to as the home of football. Wembley is the Mecca for many fans and every weekend hundreds of thousands of people arrive in the capital to take in some of the nation’s biggest sites .   Of course, we can’t all stand on the terraces, which means finding one of the many pubs and cafes to spend your Super Sunday. There are thousands of places to watch football across the city, but some really do offer a…
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Is Wembley sale good for English football?

Shahid Khan's offer of £800 Million to purchase England’s iconic Wembley stadium from FA sparked a lot of debate. The million dollar question is, how could this sale (or a similar one) benefit English football? We take a look at how things might pan out if Khan becomes the majority shareholder of the stadium to open up the discussion over  whether it is good business for the FA and England at large. The possible outcome after the Wembley Stadium sale…
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The EA effect: How FIFA became the most popular football video game franchise

It’s hardly a secret that many of us can be a little football mad from time to time and with the sheer popularity of the sport amongst avid fans and casual watchers alike, it’s no surprise that video games have taken the sport and twisted it into something playable even for the most inactive among us. EA’s FIFA has proven time and time again to be one of the very few games that have stood the test of time. With…
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How worried should we be about the recent Danish football crisis?

After Denmark were predictably beaten 3-0 in a recent international friendly against Slovakia, it became apparent that the problems facing the international team were much bigger than first feared. For many, the match represented the kind of match which you play on your games console, whereby your friend picks Real Madrid whilst you opt to play as whoever is at the bottom of the football league pyramid at the time. Denmark included an internet star, a student and a number…
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Turkish football club becomes the first to pay for a player using Bitcoin

Harunustaspor, an amateur football team from Turkey, just made history by becoming the first football team to pay for the acquisition of a player using the best-rated cryptocurrency of them all. Even though, at this level, the fees for the players are low enough so that you won’t normally need Bitcoin to pay for players, the small club wanted to put their mark in football history as being the first team to achieve such a feat. (more…)
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FIFA 2018 World Cup Draw promises excitement for fans, football and commerce

The FIFA World Cup draw was held today in the State Kremlin Palace inside the Moscow Kremlin with the groups drawn by Gary Lineker with Russian sports journalist Maria Komandnaya. The former England international and Russian journalist were assisted by Nikita Simonyan, Diego Forlan, Diego Maradona, Laurent Blanc, Miraslov Klose, Gordon Banks, Cafu, Fabio Cannavaro and Carles Puyol. The top seeds in Pot 1 included Russia, the host country, and the highest-ranked teams as of October 2017: Germany, Brazil, Portugal,…
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Italian disaster and Swedish delight over World Cup qualification

Sweden knocking out four-time world champions Italy from the World Cup after a 1-0 aggregate win means Italy miss out on the World Cup for the first time since the Swedes hosted the tournament in 1958 and finished as runners-up. Sweden’s players expressed their joy in unconventional fashion as the final whistle blew and Jan Andersson’s side secured a place at next year’s World Cup finals in Russia, a win that could also have wider economic repercussions according to historical…
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