Archive | January 21, 2013

In search for a bargain, scouts now trust in spreadsheets

Times have changed. Now almost everything that happens on the pitch, save for phlegm being flung from players’ left nostrils, is codified across a vast number of leagues. And, subtly but inevitably, the scout and the spreadsheet – never natural soulmates – have started to squeeze up tight, like new lovers in a single bed. […]

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Who Benefits from Financial Fair Play? – Part 2

In Part I we looked at the pros and cons of the upcoming Financial Fair Play rules (FPP). In Part 2 we look at a few answers by Martin Samuel on questions posed by various readers. We choose the best answers for a quick summary of the disadvantages of FPP. And the modern era’s greatest achievement […]

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