Quote of the Day

"No tycoon should be allowed to pump crazy money into a club with sponsorship from five companies he controls. If that happens, financial fair play will fail."
-- Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke, calling on FIFA to hold the line on "back-door funding" of football teams. (London TELEGRAPH, 10/3)
Thursday October 4, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 82 Print This Issue

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  • Image Is Everything

    PSG's Thiago Silva poses with his jersey upon signing with the club in August.

    In the middle of a Eurozone financial crisis that has brought protestors to the streets from Athens to Madrid and to Paris, there is "one activity where business is booming: the top end of European football," according to Matt Scott of the London TELEGRAPH. Nowhere is it more evident than at Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and Russian Premier league side Zenit St. Petersburg. Both clubs have "stunned the football world" with their transfer spending. It cost PSG more than £50M ($80.4M) in the summer to bring in the AC Milan duo of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva from Milan; Zenit spent £64M ($102.9M) to acquire Hulk and Witsel from Portuguese clubs Porto and Benfica.

  • Powering Down

    Npower defection leaves sponsorship void for Football League.

  • Dapper Dan Man

    Manchester City finds right sponsorship fit with Hugo Boss.

  • Early Payoff

    Del Piero already paying financial dividends for Sydney FC.

  • On The Air

    IMG-Reliance, TEN Sports sign three-year deal to air Indian football.

  • Low Cost Solution

    South Africa offers cheap tickets to drive Africa Cup of Nations attendance.

  • Long Arm Of The Law

    Italian Financial Police raid Napoli club's headquarters.

  • Deadline Concerns

    Pelé worried about delays in 2014 World Cup stadium projects.

  • No Worries

    New Jersey governor says he's been assured that F1 race is "on plan."

  • Playoff Season

    European Tour ready to announce "playoff-type series."

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