Player Remuneration & Fan Exploitation

Player Remuneration & Fan Exploitation

Gareth Bale’s £85 million move from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid in the summer of 2013 saw him earn £300,000 per week on a six-year contract, doubling the yearly salary of UK Prime Minister David Cameron in just one week of work. With thousands of consumers struggling to cope with rising ticket prices, there is an imbalance between player remuneration and the cost of going to watch your team play. Football doesn’t have an income problem, it has a spending …
Where Next For Charlie Austin and Danny Ings?

Where Next For Charlie Austin and Danny Ings?

This season has been a breakthrough for both Charlie Austin and Danny Ings in their debut campaigns in the top flight. However neither were able to prevent their side from getting relegated, thus both will be on the move this summer with Premier League football crucial in their future developments. There is plenty of interest in both and given their homegrown status, it isn't surprising that a lot of top flight sides are looking at the pair. Ings is leaving …
Leicester City v QPR Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City v QPR Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City will play their final Premier League fixture of the season at home after securing their top flight status where they will entertain an already relegated side in Queen's Park Rangers. In a game where pretty much nothing is riding on, especially for the visitors, who will be looking to end their disappointing campaign on a winning note. For Nigel Pearson and Leicester, they've achieved the great escape as they say, will now have an opportunity to finish the …
QPR v Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

QPR v Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

A game of zero significance as far as QPR are concerned, as Rangers were relegated last weekend following a 6-0 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City. Newcastle though, have all to play for. A dismal run of 8 consecutive defeats have pulled them into the relegation dog fight and a draw at home against West Brom last weekend wasn't helpful either. Simply put, this game is a MUST WIN for Newcastle if they are to stay up in the …
Manchester City vs QPR Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City vs QPR Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This weekend the Etihad turf hosts a slightly watered down version of the 2011-2012 final day with QPR once again bidding to avoid relegation - the twist is that the Premier League title is already sewn up. This year, Manchester City are simply looking for second spot with Arsenal challenging strongly for the second automatic Champions' League place. Meanwhile, QPR sit 43 points behind the Citizens in 19th place, a whopping seven points from safety. Anything other than an unlikely …
Liverpool  vs QPR Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Liverpool vs QPR Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

This Saturday, Anfield sees the coming together of two teams who must both be beginning to feel that sinking feeling when all you’ve worked for the entire season seems to be falling apart. Both teams missed crucial chances over the week to get closer to their season goals. While Charlie Austin’s nervy penalty miss meant QPR missed the chance to move within 2 points of escaping the drop zone, Liverpool missed the chance to take advantage of United’s slip-up at …
QPR vs West Ham United | Team News, Key Men & Stats

QPR vs West Ham United | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Relegation battlers Queens Park Rangers welcome London rivals West Ham United to Loftus Road on Saturday afternoon. If QPR have any ambitions of remaining in the Premier League for another season this will be a game that Ramsay and his squad will be looking at as a potential 3 points. West Ham and Sam Allardyce are in a state of flux. The great success their season appeared to be heading for before Christmas has petered out into a mid-table finish. …
Most Likely to Strike in the Relegation Scrap - Defoe, Austin, Nugent, Ings and Benteke

Most Likely to Strike in the Relegation Scrap - Defoe, Austin, Nugent, Ings and Benteke

With the end of the season only weeks away, we find ourselves at that stage when the foot of the table starts to make for interesting viewing. It seems that Chelsea are going to be crowned League Champions this season, albeit without a calamitous run of form in coming weeks, but whenever we think we know who the certainties for relegation are it changes in an instance. Just two games ago I would have told you that Leicester City were …
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