Analysis: How to curb declining visitor rates after relegation?

Many clubs are fighting against relegation from their respective topflight division, as they fear it will hurt their income and affect their budgets for the seasons to follow. But what is the impact of relegation on their supporters? Transfermarkt did an analysis on visiting supporters after relegation from the Dutch topflight division Eredivisie. Clubs taken into […]

Africa: More continental football, good for both clubs and talents

Not long ago we wrote about the changes that CAF will amend to its format for continental competitions for nations, mainly the African Cup of Nations and how it could impact transfer streams between Africa and Europe. Today we will take the time to explain the other changes in the continental club competitions and why […]

New Study: Coaches and players fears for artificial turfs are unfounded

For several years now, it seems nearly impossible to get the advocates and opponents of artificial pitches on the same page. New debates are lighting up every so often about a wide range of subjects, especially in The Netherlands where twelve out of the eighteen Eredivisie-competitors are playing their games on artificial turf. Whether it’s […]

GTMR: Global increase in transfer streams observed

2016 was a very busy year for people involved in football transfers, as reported in the Global Transfer Market Report 2017, issued by FIFA TMS. In total clubs conducted 14.591 player transfers, nearly a thousand transfers more compared to the previous year (2015), where TMS registered 13.601 official player transfers. It is also the first […]

Africa Blog: Change is there, will it affect European football?

After the little surprising election of CAF-president Ahmad Ahmad, the lead figure in a major revolt against his predecessor Issa Hayatou, a slow but steady revolution in African football was expected by pundits and experts surrounding football on the continent. A few months later we see that the new boss of African football is not […]