Archive | April 18, 2013

La Liga TV rights to be reviewed

A new law could force La Liga teams to sell their television rights collectively, the president of Spain’s Sports Council, Miguel Cardenal, has said. Under the current system, each Spanish club is free to negotiate individually with broadcast partners. This allows the big two, Real Madrid and Barcelona, to earn about €140 million each, with […]

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Giroud: Arsenal miss RvP

The French striker missed the Gunners’ best chances in the stalemate with Everton as he continues to struggle to convince he will ever be the man to replace the Dutchman’s goals Fine margins define seasons less so than fine players, a point no better illustrated than by the moments that ultimately decided Tuesday’s thunderous encounter […]

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Is criticism of Qatar 2022 justified?

When Sepp Blatter announced Qatar as host of the 2022 World Cup, his words echoed around the vast Zurich conference hall where the FIFA Executive Committee had gathered. Then, like a baby taking a breath before crying, came the reaction, one of shock and exasperation. Also, jubilation among the small bid team that had travelled […]

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Real Madrid usurp Manchester United as richest club in the world

Read Madrid have usurped Manchester United as the richest football club on the planet for the first time since Forbes magazine began their rankings in 2004. The Red Devils have sat at the top of the list for nine years in a row but Jose Mourinho’s men are now worth $135 million more (€103m) at […]

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