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Football players are social media stars with an ability to generate eyeballs and money

In the contemporary commercial football industry, the identities of football fans tend to have a tribal nature in which certain behavioral fan patterns highlight the celebrated stardom of professional football players. Last week, I wrote a post (see here) about whether or not sports sponsors have a responsibility for the creation of enhanced fan experiences. […]

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Football Economy: Looking into the economy of the Premier League

The 2014/2015 season of the English Premier League will kick off on Saturday the 16th of August. With about one week until the start of a new English football season, I have decided to look at some ‘football economic’ factors of the world’s most revenue-generating football league. Photo: Revenue break-down of top five European football […]

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The cohesion between sporting and business performances – the case of Manchester United & the English Premier League

Since David Moyes took charge as manager of Manchester United after Sir Alex Ferguson, the sporting position of Manchester United in the English Premier League has gone downhill. This development is hurtful for the fans of the club and it has caused lots of turmoil around United that the club hasn’t come positively out of […]

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The powerful voice of sports fans in the digital era

The business of sports is a ‘passion economy’. Therefore, we have seen a paradigm shift affecting the (inter)relationship between sports rights holders and sports fans. Today, sports fans call for more content from their favorite sports brands. Sport is no longer just about what goes on inside the lines during competitions; it is about holistic […]

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Analytical highlights from football’s transfer market – market activities and mobility patterns

Based on data from the FIFA Transfer Matching System GmbH (FIFA TMS, 2014), the volume of international transfers concluded in 2013 increased to 12,309 (+4.4% compared to 2012). On the 31st of January 2013, FIFA TMS reported 302 transfers on what was coined the year’s busiest day. Some key facts related to market activity and […]

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