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News From Around The World of Soccer

  • Premier League CEO Richard Scudamore believes that Premiership clubs should reduce ticket prices next season especially in light of the new, massive TV deal. However, he believes that it’s up to the clubs to make that decision, which will mean that very few clubs will comply with his wishes.

  • US-based writer Ian Plenderleith has written a revealing account of his recent return to England to watch some Championship and League Two football with visits to QPR and Lincoln’s grounds, and gives us a comparison of how Major League Soccer is different. His observations may surprise you.
  • Former Manchester City great Ray Ranson is one of the most business-savvy ex-players you may come across. The man invested heavily in ProZone, the incredibly sophisticated computer technology which has transformed the way managers analyze the game (see article about it here in the EPL Talk Magazine).

    Now, Ranson is in the press talking about money matters, but predicts that the Americans investing in the game have their eyes set on the amount of money the clubs can make off broadband.

    Also, Ranson’s comment about making ProZone the Bloomberg of soccer is quite revealing. I’m sure we would have to pay for this level of research data, but that would be wonderful if the fans could sift through the data themselves.


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