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  1. Is the January transfer window on borrowed time?

    Sean Smith

    This January was the transfer window that proved the Premier League administrators right: No good will come of the game of football while clubs are allowed to spend their way out of trouble halfway through the season. Premier League clubs spent 13...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  2. Germany the winners in football's finance

    Sean Smith

    The German football financial model is working, according to the latest Deloitte Football Money League, as Bayern Munich rubber-stamped an impressive treble-winning season by becoming the third richest club in world football. The announcement of t...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  3. United revenue rises, but all is not rosy

    Sean Smith

    The Glazers would no doubt have welcomed the opportunity to report the progress they have made off the pitch at Manchester United since the start of the season; they have seen more than 250 million pounds wiped off the value of the company on the New...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  4. Chaos comes before a financial fall

    Sean Smith

    The owners of Blackburn Rovers appear to be distancing themselves from the problems the Championship club faces. The one-time Premier League winners are losing more than three million pounds a month, and have a devastated commercial operation and col...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  5. On-pitch success key to Arsenal's financial future

    Sean Smith

    Flash back to the close season, and Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis was in bullish mood despite disquiet among fans about a lack of new signings. "This year, we are beginning to see something we have been planning for some time -- the escalat...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  6. Promoted clubs make hay with new TV money

    Sean Smith

    The big signing of the summer may have been a player leaving the Premier League for La Liga, but this transfer window proved one thing conclusively: that the English top flight is the biggest football league in the world. And it is preparing to ge...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  7. How can Real Madrid afford Gareth Bale?

    Sean Smith

    Almost exactly four years since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka at a combined cost of GBP;140 million, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is expected to present the traditional white shirt to another Galactico. For Perez, the signing of...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  8. Redknapp plays Merson card in bid to persuade Parker

    Sean Smith

    So, Duvan Zapata -- the gifted Colombian that West Ham mysteriously pulled out of signing earlier in the summer -- will not be coming to Loftus Road this season despite a full medical and fee agreed. Harry Redknapp said he is "not right" for the t...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  9. Forward thinking still on the list for happy Harry

    Sean Smith

    While Saturday's 1-1 draw away at Huddersfield may on paper look a little disappointing, particularly when you see an enigmatic Watford side tearing up the Championship, it is job done for a happy Harry Redknapp and QPR. Finishing was the problem ...

    Blog | August 11, 2013
  10. Taarabt takes easy route to stay in the top flight

    Sean Smith

    He allegedly took the bus home when subbed at half-time from Craven Cottage in QPR's first season in the Premier League. So Adel Taarabt will at least know how to get home from his new workplace* if his car ever breaks down, as Fulham look set to ...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  11. Redknapp's negativity mars positive QPR performance

    Sean Smith

    A good performance, a hurdle overcome, a hoodoo beaten, but still the story is the players that the club is intent on offloading. "This is the toughest job in football and I've never been at a club where so many people are difficult," QPR manager ...

    Blog | August 04, 2013
  12. Service will be key for new boy Austin

    Sean Smith

    It's amazing what a single signing can do to lift the mood at Loftus Road. The arrival of Charlie Austin for an undisclosed fee on Thursday night has been enough to turn a team that is a shambles into a team capable of winning the league. I mea...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  13. Barton as a QPR player a reality as saga reaches endgame

    Sean Smith

    Will Joey Barton line up for QPR against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday? And, if he does, what kind of reception would he get from the fans? The latest news on the Joey Barton saga is that his agent has contacted Roberto Martinez at Everton and s...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  14. New signings will put an end to Mackie malaise

    Sean Smith

    For goodness sake, Tony, buy someone quick before the Jamie Mackie fan club implode. The number of articles claiming Jamie as the "right sort" and comments and forum postings lambasting the owners for getting rid of him are rising as quickly as th...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  15. Taarabt could be marooned at QPR as revolving door continues

    Sean Smith

    "What is to become of Adel Taarabt? It has been well documented that the Moroccan midfielder has not been training for the Hoops this preseason as he wants out of the club -- hopefully to one of the more prestigious clubs in Europe. Unfortunate...

    Blog | July 28, 2013
  16. Perspective needed after Gary Hooper disappointment

    Sean Smith

    The salutary lesson to take from the last 24 hours is not to panic. I would be the first to put my hands up and say that the disappointment got the better of me in my post yesterday, but I stand by a lot of what I said. - Norwich could be big mist...

    Blog | July 26, 2013