Monthly Archive: March 2020

Football & Coronavirus: What Exactly is Going On?

A football manager once said that the sport is the most important of the least important things in life. Perhaps no time is a greater example of that than right now, with the world going into various states of lockdown because of the Coronavirus pandemic. On the one hand, every sensible person understands that that makes complete sense, with lives taking precedent over football. Yet …

The Football Teams That Have Fallen Foul Of Financial Fair Play Rules

Financial Fair Play rules were agreed by UEFA in September of 2009 by the governing body of football in Europe’s Financial Control Panel. Despite that, they didn’t actually come into play until before the start of the 2011-2012 season, with the idea being that sanctions could be taken against clubs that exceeded spending limits over a number of seasons. The general idea behind FFP was …