March 2011 ⋆ An Old International

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No French club has reached the quarterfinals of the European Cup competitions. Germany has only Schalke 04 left in the Champions League, facing the holder Inter in the next round. Lyon were the last one in last year’s semifinal and one would think with Gourcuff they might achieve another European run this season. After a…

UEFA Financial Fair Play Scheme – The return of the brown envelope?

With the UEFA Financial Fair Play Scheme due to be introduced soon, clubs across Europe are getting nervous with regards to their wage balances but taking this on the other hand as an incentive to broker deals to get the singatures of the alleged best players before those regulations come into force. Once the next…