Cultured Football #096
Money league deep dive and more...
Money League 2021/22
By Swiss Ramble // 3,730 words
A lot has been written about Deloitte’s Football Money League but none of it has been in the same depth and with the same clarity as this.
Dean Holden: ‘I would never have chosen this journey, but grief made me a better person and a better coach’
By Daniel Storey for iNews // 1,534 words
Life at Charlton has not been easy this past decade with one poor owner being followed by a better but still fairly poor owner. But at least they seem to have the right manager in charge with Dean Holden bringing the right mixture of emotion and intelligence.
How Wilfried Gnonto Became Leeds United’s Unexpected Star Attraction
By Jamie Kemp for The Analyst // 1,812 words
It was a bit surprising that not more clubs showed an interest in Wilfried Gnonto even though he already had two full seasons’ experience in the Swiss league despite being just 19. Even Leeds, who did ultimately sign him, saw him more of a project. Six months on, however, that project has matured into one of the most exciting talents in the Premier League.
How Samuel Eto’o is dealing with ‘age cheating’
By Alasdair Howorth for CNN // 1,703 words
Cameroon sealed its qualification for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations’ Under-17s tournament with a 2-0 win against the Republic of Congo 2-0 on January 15, but the squad which won that match was unrecognizable from the one initially selected for the event.
The remarkable resurgence of Farul Constanța and Gheorghe Hagi’s dream
By Neel Shelat for Glory Magazine // 2,241 words
There has not been a lot to celebrate for Romanian football over the past few years with not a lot of talent coming through. Not content with being the country's best ever playe, Gheorghe Hagi is working to change all that.
Last Week’s Most Read: The role of scouting and recruitment
By David Laszlo for Scouting for Success // 1,631 words
There is much more to scouting players than simply watching games looking for those who stand out. If you want to know exactly how much more, then this is a great place to start.