Who Controls Football 3: Why the rest of the PL will not continue to play Man C

      By Tony Attwood Who controls football: Leagues, media, government, rich clubs. Part 1 Who controls football: Part 2. How the clubs are seeking the wrestle back control There is no doubt that in many regards Manchester City and the City group have got it right so far.  Without even bothering to count …

Who controls football: Part 2. How the clubs are seeking the wrestle back control

    Enjoy Sunday’s final: it might be the last of its kind for a while Who controls football: Leagues, media, government, rich clubs. Part 1 In part one of this series we looked at the way the media is gaining control of football – with the particular example of France where the media has …

Enjoy Sunday’s final: it might be the last of its kind for a while

    Who controls football: Leagues, media, government, rich clubs. Part 1 Will Arsenal slip through two major signings as the Euros reach their end? Footballers are now involved in a never-ending schedule, rather like Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour.   But both players and clubs are saying this now has to stop for one simple …

Who controls football: Leagues, media, government, rich clubs. Part 1

    Will Arsenal slip through two major signings as the Euros reach their end? What improvements must Arsenal make to win the league this coming season? By Tony Attwood Behind the scenes, and occasionally in front of the scenery, there is a multiplicity of battles going on as various forces try to ensure they …

Will Arsenal slip through two major signings as the Euros reach their end?

      What improvements must Arsenal make to win the league this coming season? How we can stop the regular violence at international games? By Sir Hardly Anyone Although the media find it impossible to grasp, not all real football supporters (by which I mean those who actually go to games throughout the season), …

What improvements must Arsenal make to win the league this coming season?

  How we can stop the regular violence at international games? The benefit of the left footed side – and access to Untold Arsenal By Tony Attwood Arsenal had the best defence in the Premier League last season and the second-best attack in the league.  Manchester City were the other way around.  They had the …

How we can stop the regular violence at international games?

      By Tony Attwood (on a soapbox) The benefit of the left footed side – and access to Untold Arsenal Why everyone criticises Arsenal’s youth policy – and why they are all wrong There is a headline running on the Daily Telegraph website “Watch: Dutch fans attack England supporters in bar before European …

The benefit of the left footed side – and access to Untold Arsenal

      Why everyone criticises Arsenal’s youth policy – and why they are all wrong The Man City v Premier League case is very different from normal business disputes. Here’s how. First the access issue.  You are here so you are able to get into the site, but if you know anyone who has …

Why everyone criticises Arsenal’s youth policy – and why they are all wrong

The Man City v Premier League case is very different from normal business disputes. Here’s how. Pre-season training begins in one week’s time – although some are already back By Tony Attwood The headline in the Guardian says Arsenal look to finalise £42m signing of Italy defender Riccardo Calafiori from Bologna.  The headlines in most …

The Man City v Premier League case is very different from normal business disputes. Here’s how.

    By Tony Attwood Pre-season training begins in one week’s time – although some are already back Arteta’s planning genius is the real clue to Arsenal’s Most legal cases involving businesses do not challenge the fundamentals of the organisation that is being sued.  Indeed it is commonplace that the starting point is that both …

Pre-season training begins in one week’s time – although some are already back

      Arteta’s planning genius is the real clue to Arsenal’s continuing success 62 players signing and 26 leaving – a heart warming story and an absolute shocker By Tony Attwood According to one report (in the Standard) a group of Arsenal players have already started pre-season training in Marbella ahead of the actual …

Arteta’s planning genius is the real clue to Arsenal’s continuing success

  62 players signing and 26 leaving – a heartwarming story and an absolute shocker Are Arsenal using a tracking app to follow people in and around the ground? By Tony Attwood Having published our regular update of all the players Arsenal are preparing to buy this summer (62 so far) and all those being …

62 players signing and 26 leaving – a heart warming story and an absolute shocker

    Are Arsenal using a tracking app to follow people in and around the ground? Hello Football Regulator. Now, here’s the first problem., By Sir Hardly Anyone By far the most heartwarming and positive story in the media about Arsenal is that about the Arsenal-sponsored North London United.   If you want to read something …

Are Arsenal using a tracking app to follow people in and around the ground?

    Hello Football Regulator. Now, here’s the first problem., In terms of win-rate, how are Arsenal comparing with other top clubs? By Tony Attwood Everyone knows that privacy is being eroded.    If we use a mobile phone or a credit card then the operators of the phone or card system will know where …

Hello Football Regulator. Now, here’s the first problem.,

    By Tony Attwood In terms of win-rate, how are Arsenal comparing with other top clubs? Arsenal’s MP re-elected, Leicester’s odd appeal, goal-keeper signs Labour’s election manifesto committed to making Britain the best place in the world to be a football fan AND promised there would be an independent football regulator. As a result, …

In terms of win-rate, how are Arsenal comparing with other top clubs?

    Arsenal’s MP re-elected, Leicester’s odd appeal, goal-keeper signs When it comes to football where do Arsenal go now? During the course of the season, we have often taken it upon ourselves to publish league tables based on the last six and ten games of the season, in order to gauge more accurately how …

Arsenal’s MP re-elected, Leicester’s odd appeal, goal-keeper signs

    When it comes to football where do Arsenal go now? Which clubs are getting money from the Euros – and the last 100 games First I want to congratulate Jeremy Corbyn for being re-elected as the MP for Arsenal’s constituency, Islington North.   Standing as an Independent he gained over 24,000 votes, compared to …

When it comes to football where do Arsenal go now?

    By Tony Attwood Which clubs are getting money from the Euros – and the last 100 games So far this is a transfer window unlike any other. We have often raised the point that much of what is written in newspapers and on the internet about football is untrue.  The most obvious example …

Which clubs are getting money from the Euros – and the last 100 games

    So far this is a transfer window unlike any other. Arsenal sign top Spanish player as they commit to more women’s games at home By Tony Attwood “Chelsea set to land transfer windfall amid £119m payment.”   That line on Football London was repeated on the site and copied elsewhere, and undoubtedly brought in …

So far this is a transfer window unlike any other.

  Arsenal sign top Spanish player as they commit to more women’s games at home The media are the enemies of journalism – and youngsters are there to balance the books By Sir Hardly Anyone As we know, thus far the transfer window has been more like a one way mirror for Arsenal with no …

Arsenal sign top Spanish player as they commit to more women’s games at home

    The media are the enemies of journalism – and youngsters are there to balance the books FFP 2025/26 looks like a fantastic deal of Man C. So why are they fighting? By Tony Attwood Arsenal’s policy of playing more and more women’s matches at Arsenal stadium rather than at Boreham Wood’s ground (capacity …

The media are the enemies of journalism – and youngsters are there to balance the books

  FFP 2025/26 looks like a fantastic deal of Man C. So why are they fighting? This is when football starts to change part 3: we know who wins before it starts By Tony Attwood There has been a general decline in trust in journalists and journalism in the UK for many years, and this …

FFP 2025/26 looks like a fantastic deal of Man C. So why are they fighting?

    This is when football starts to change part 3: we know who wins before it starts Football transfers: who is really leaving, and how does it really work? The new Premier League agreement which has just been announced, and which will run from 2025/26 limits the clubs that are competing in Europe (irrespective …

This is when football starts to change part 3: we know who wins before it starts

    This is when football starts to change, part 1: exit Barcelona This is when football starts to change 2: the Man C case The aim of the Premier League enquiries into the transfer antics of clubs like Manchester City, Everton, Nottingham Forest and Chelsea, is to try and enforce the rules that aim …

Football transfers: who is really leaving, and how does it really work?

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