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  • Value of world’s most lucrative football match leaps to £90m

    By Nick Harris 30 April 2010 The value of winning the world’s most lucrative single football match – the Championship play-off final on 22 May – rises to £90m this year, up 50 per cent on last year. But analysts from accountants Deloitte Touche say that statistics don’t support the view there is an “unbridgeable […]

  • Football League crowds head for 50-year high thanks to Newcastle and Norwich

    By Brian Sears 9 March 2010 English football crowds outside the Premier League are on course to defy the worst recession in decades and hit a 50-year high, with large credit due to the Championship table-toppers, Newcastle United, and their League One counterparts, Norwich City. According to statistical projections by sportingintelligence, crowds in the Football […]

  • Premier League guide

    . Premier League: concise guide to the clubs (last updated 9 Oct 2012) . NB i: This page includes club details for all clubs who have been in the Premier League since 2009-10. NB ii: ‘Latest total wages’ in the club profiles below is club’s bill for ALL employees (many hundreds), not just the players’ […]

  • Don’t bet on it: sports events in the spotlight

    By Nick Harris 1 February 2010 A UK government report into sports-related betting corruption in Britain, published today, recommends the formation of a pan-sport integrity unit to gather intelligence on suspicious cases and co-ordinate the response.  It is generally accepted that Britain does not have a widespread problem with betting-related corruption but it has been […]

  • Nine elite Goliaths in fear of Cup room 101

    By Brian Sears 20 January 2010 . Nine top-flight clubs are in danger this weekend of becoming the 101st Premier League giants to be slain in the FA Cup by lower-division opponents. Since the English top flight was revamped in 1992, there have been 100 such “slayings”, with Liverpool the 100th and most recent victims […]

  • Books

    . Every book featured in this section is included on the personal recommendation of a member of sportingintelligence‘s panel of writers and authors, to be expanded over time. Our “We say” reviewers have included only those books they count among their personal favourites and would actively encourage others to read as outstanding. A full list […]

  • Blues boost hopes for promoted trio’s safety

    By Brian Sears 8 January 2009 The statistical omens look exceptionally promising for Birmingham’s survival in the Premier League this season, and they also suggest that all three of the sides promoted last May – Burnley and Wolves being the others – can avoid the drop. No promoted club that has amassed as many as […]

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