Cultured Football #87
Moises Caicedo, Owning a Football Club & More
Most football writing at the moment is dominated by the World Cup which, frankly does not really suit Cultured Football: something published today is typically stale by tomorrow morning. Still, we don’t give up that easily and managed to find a few pieces worth sharing. Enjoy!
Why Brighton's Ecuador midfielder is Chelsea and Liverpool target
By Sam McGuire for Sporting Life // 961 words
Enner Valencia might be grabbing the headlines but Moises Caicedo’s brilliance for both club and country is not going unnoticed. Expect him to move to a bigger club for a lot of money very soon.
So you want to own a football club?
By Samuel Agini for the Financial Times // 2,600 words
The dream of owning a football clubs is very different from the reality of doing so, particularly in the lower leagues. Yet people still go for it, even experienced businessmen with a long history in the financial world like Simon Hallett, the owner of Plymouth Argyle. For him it is just ‘a bit of fun’ albeit with a club he has supported since his youth.
Why Portimonense supporters hope to become Chelsea's feeder club in Todd Boehly's proposed multi-club structure
By Adam Bate for Sky Sports // 1,836 words
Were I a fan of a club rumoured to be in the sight of someone looking to set-up a multi-club structure, I’m not sure I would be too happy. Especially if my club is likely to be well down the priority ranking. Clearly, then, it is a good thing that I’m not a Portimonense supporter because they seem to be quite happy at the prospect of being another club owned by Chelsea’s Todd Boehly.
Something Else We Loved This Week
This Twitter thread by Kits for Brains about how the costs of a football shirts gets split between various parties is fascinating on so many levels. Do dive in!
Last Issue’s Most Read: James Milner ‘You have to keep proving yourself again and again’
By Andy Hunter for The Guardian // 1,177 words
"When you think about it, there are so many stumbling blocks. It’s not like every manager has said: ‘I’m having him as a player.’ You have to keep proving yourself again and again and you know people are doubting you."