By Aaron Deering The Premier League was suspended on the 13th of March 2020, after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for COVID-19 or Coronavirus. The initial suspension of the league was to last until the 4th of April, but the Premier League has recently revised this position and suspended the league until at least the 30th of April. The English FA has also taken … [Read more...] about What happens to the Premier League now?
By Darragh Nolan The world of sport has grinded to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic. A time of year usually hallmarked by a wealth of box office entertainment has been marred by postponements and outright cancellations. Of course, sport is far from the most important thing at a time like this. But when something that is an escape from reality for countless … [Read more...] about Sport’s immeasurable impact has never been felt more than in its absence
By Darren Casserly We all know that sport is no where near a top priority during this crisis, yet with all this free time to think, you really have to wonder how the sporting world, like the rest of the industries, will be able to cope with these unthinkable setbacks. UEFA has given all the European leagues until the 30th of June to complete their seasons, which will … [Read more...] about How will the Coronavirus affect the sporting world financially?
(NOTE: this article was written before recent cancellations and postponements due to COVID-19) By Johnny Browne It may be easy to say that the ‘new year, new me’ slogan hasn’t been taken up by this Irish team, as they suffered yet another humbling defeat to England after being bullied in Dublin last February and absolutely obliterated in Twickenham before the World Cup. … [Read more...] about Farrell needs time at the helm to change a broken system
By Johnny Browne Manchester City have been banned from European competitions for two years and have been fined €30 million for breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. They have spent over £1.5 billion since being taken over by Sheikh Mansour in 2008 and have a net spend of over £1.2 billion. In comparison, the next highest net spend in Europe is PSG at over … [Read more...] about Man City’s ban signals a change in football finances