Allen Dodson is back to review the remainder of UEFA’s European Football Financial Review. Allen gets down and dirty in the numbers, enjoy! Today I want to focus on La Liga compared to its peer group (EPL, Germany, Italy and France). These top five leagues generate 2/3 of the total European club revenues. A reminder that the data in this report covers fiscal 2010, which for most clubs from these five leagues means July 2009-June 2010, though some […]
Archive for the ‘Serie A’ Category
In our latest podcast we have Jo Sexton a La Liga contributor at STV, Irish Examiner, Backpage Football and World Football Daily. Elisa and Ravi discuss the progress of the Spaniards abroad, the games of last weekend and briefly hit upon the comments of Barça president Sandro Rosell. iTunes Download this episode (right click and save) EPL – 20 min Fernando Torres - Is he improving? David Silva - Was he ignored for the Ballon d’Or nominations unjustly? - What […]
Guest blogger, Peggy van Huizen is back with a fan’s personal view of the transfer market. Enjoy! So with another crazy transfer season behind us and the rumours apparently already a-flying for the new one quickly approaching, I thought I would pose the ultimate question to everyone. During the transfer season, do you stick with your team? Or do you follow your favorite player to their new team? Which do you choose and why? To start the ball […]
No, the SPL (Scottish Premier League) is not considered a top European league. By now, everyone has heard the argument that La Liga is a two-horse race, especially from the press outside of Spain. While there is no denying that fact, the more interesting questions are: ’Is La Liga is the ONLY two-horse race among the top leagues of Europe?’ and ‘What is the most competitive league at the top of the table?’ We try to answer these questions […]
There were threats of a strike in Spain by the club owners, but it never happened. The Spanish clubs are still pursuing laws that will ensure that the clubs get a piece of the internet gambling pie. In addition, the clubs will revisit the weekly free to air game in the summer. But lurking in the background were the G6 or 7, depending who you ask, who stood up against the strike. The middle class clubs (Villarreal, Sevilla, Athletic Bilbao, […]
Well, well, well, 12 games in and guess who is on top? The title race is basically a foregone conclusion. Real Madrid or Barçelona will take the spoilers and the Clásicos will decide it. So sad, that there is little chance that anyone else can vie for the title, once again (!) and that it is decided way too early. Sure the competition between 3 – 8 is intense for European spots and the relegation battle is always tasty in […]
The 2010-2011 Serie A season starts on Sunday, August 29, 2010 and ends on Sunday, May 22, 2011.The midweek rounds will be: Wednesday 22/09/2010, Wednesday 10/11/2010, Thursday 6/01/2011; Wednesday 2/02/2011. The break weekends are: Sunday 5/09/2010 (qualif. Euro 2012), Sunday 10/10/2010 (qualif. Euro 2012), Sunday 26/12/2010 and Sunday 2/01/2011 (winter break), Sunday 27/03/2011 (qualif. Euro 2012).