A series of short articles I was commissioned to write on football finances begins today on the Daily Finance website. The series continues throughout this week and features an exclusive interview with Alex Fynn, the Saatchi & Saatchi director who advised the Football Association at the time of the Premier League breakaway, plus some original comments from World Soccer editor Gavin Hamilton and Dave Boyle of Supporters Direct.
The idea was to address some of the issues raised by the recent spate of stories about football clubs in financial trouble for a more general audience, while retaining a financial perspective. So much more could have been written, and I hope to follow the series up as part of my regular work for Daily Finance in future. What was noticeable was the reticence of the football authorities and the major political parties to make any comment. What a change from just ten years ago.
It’s been rewarding to concentrate once again on writing, rather than the process of producing content. That, plus some absorbing day shifts for a charity client, have meant posts to this blog have tapered off a little recently. But I’ll keep things ticking over here and on the other websites flagged up as writing once again comes to the fore. Oh, and I’ve just signed a contract to do a rather exciting new book. More of which later.