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World Cup of Political Football

Interview with Pacific Standard / (PDF Graphs). Football 365 requote.  In general, what does hosting a World Cup mean for the economy of the host country? Most countries, when vying for the right to host the tournament, tout the influx of tourism dollars and infrastructure investment that will theoretically boost the economy, but is that often borne out…

Posted by on June 20, 2018 in UEFA Football


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Goldman Goes Global

Interview with Dutch Newspaper,  Algemeen Dagblad (AD Netherlands) Below is the Feyenoord Stadium deal as best I can gather from the internet compared to the most recent NFL stadium deal in Las Vegas for the Oakland Raiders. Goldman Sachs was also the original lead bank on the Raiders deal but pulled out probably due to internal…

Posted by on March 7, 2018 in UEFA Football


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NFL Secrets to Success

Interview with Finanz und Wirtschaft.  What makes the NFL so successful as a business model? The NFL is a perfectly syndicated and fully diversified sports league cartel because of extensive revenue sharing among natural competitors. As a means for its own survival the NFL business model of “league think” was formed a half century ago…

Posted by on February 3, 2017 in UEFA Football


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European Super League

Interview with La Stampa (Turin) Proposed Superliga Theory of the Beautiful Game I read some of your publications on a future of European Football Super League. In recent days, Agnelli (Juventus) and Rummenigge (Bayern) have spoken about it: I want to know what you think about. It would be a good solution the creation of…

Posted by on September 13, 2016 in UEFA Football


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International Balance of Talent

Interview with Fortune Magazine Transfer spending is analogous to the international balance of trade, where wealthy leagues usually import more talent than lower revenue domestic leagues. The bad news is that wealthy leagues like EPL have an adverse transfer balance but the good news is that the transfer deficits directly reflect the relative economic power…

Posted by on September 9, 2014 in UEFA Football


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Unification of European Football

Interview with Fortune Magazine. 1) What in the economic set-up in European football makes it so much more top-heavy with the big teams in terms of success? (this obviously is a big question and much of it can be dug out of your paper and others, but if I could get a few pithy sentences…

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in UEFA Football


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