September 21, 2017

Name your price?

A fascinating twist on appointing Jose Mourinho as Manchester United’s new manager has arisen. Apparently Chelsea still own the rights to Mourinho’s name in conjunction with any commercial products. How does this hold up negotiations? Club merchandise is a huge business, and unless United can secure the use of their newly appointed manager’s name on […]

Financial fantasies in football

Why is it that Football clubs think that they are immune to the effects of continuing operating losses? In every other private sector business, it is understood that losses cannot be sustained indefinitely. Continuing financial losses lead inevitably to job losses, cuts in salary costs and sometimes complete closure, but not in football apparently? #146275737 […]

Three ways entrepreneurs can benefit from ‘power in numbers’

New sports drink Golazo recently caught my attention because it appears to be scoring in the US. What can we learn from this shrewd attack on big brands? On first impressions, the US soft drinks industry might not seem very attractive for new starts. Manufacturing a beverage is likely to involve relatively high initial investment […]