Goodbye to waste in soccer

first_imgA scenario that would affect agents, who charge a percentage of player transfers. José Antonio Martín ‘Petón’, CEO of the Bahía Internacional representation agency, although he is no longer at the forefront of this business, is on the path: “The coronavirus can air soccer. It is a good time to seek common sense and bring order. An elite group of 5-6 crazy teams against which nobody can compete was being created. You cannot deny them that they have a higher income, but you can force them to spend similarly to others. Still they would have a margin of superiority over the rest, but not so obscene. It is a matter of sensible majorities and they may be forced to do so. Barcelona has a severe liquidity risk and maybe they have to be the one to take the plunge“The circumstances point to an opportunity to bring sanity to this aspect. It has been very generous and detached. It will be a time of reflection and readjustment. The contracts are going to adapt to this scenario and new clauses will be included to put variables that if there is no activity, you do not charge, “adds Liébana.Manuel García Quilón, another of the great agents of Spanish soccer players, does not share limiting the market: “This crisis is going to reduce income and curb investment in players. But Limiting the market has no legal coverage. Within the legal parameters, each one can be managed as they see fit and they decide what they can invest. With less income, there will be fewer transfers” Jorge Ibarrola, a lawyer, maintains a position close to Quilón’s: “FIFA should be in charge of regulating these ceilings and it would be necessary to see if these measures are in accordance with the European regulations on economic freedom and movement of players. Furthermore, look at the side effects. A limitation could favor the greats. It would be easier for players to switch teams with cheaper transfers, and powerful clubs could secure salary caps for players, while smaller ones could not.“ Times of austerity come to football. The coronavirus has misplaced the budgets of the clubs, which have been cut off from the income tap (television rights, tickets, subscriptions, marketing …) and are trying to survive by reducing the spending on the wages of their players and workers. Experts consulted by AS assure that the impact of the pandemic could be a turning point for an economic model who has managed to make transfers for 222 million euros (Neymar’s to PSG) and salaries of up to 8.3 million a month (Messi, according to L’Equipe). Now, there are several voices that predict that the economic bubble of soccer is going to deflate and are committed to limiting transfers and player salaries.Gay of Liébana, professor of economics, is the first to analyze this bubble: “The whole world of football is scared and there may be a puncture. There will be prudence and sanity in the market because there is no money coming in. Perhaps nothing will ever be like before” Jaime Fortuño, professor at the EAE Business School, believes that it will be a drop in the market that can be recovered in the coming years: “It is going to deflate, but it will come back. It is not a problem of soccer as a business. The superficial properties will disappear only a year or two. Now it will be difficult to see big signings and the clubs are going to think about making big investments, although signing an Mbappé or Neymar offers you a great return. It will also affect those who want to sell players like Dembélé and Coutinho and do not end up doing it because it would be for less than 100 million. “Carles Murillo, President of the Spanish Society for Sport Economics, also bets on austerity in the next market and a reformulation of the system: “The bubble swells as demand increases and football has squeezed the goose that lays the golden eggs with so many games. In life these situations make you rethink things. More than one will think of putting things in a more economically reasonable environment. I do not see it feasible to pay a lot for players, except for the clubs that have people with many reserves behind them. There will be a devaluation of prices by players. This would be the time for you to temporarily an American-style transfer limitation is imposed. Limit wages and transfers. Although it would have to be in the short term as a shock measure. “last_img read more


first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes Senior Ladies Football: Our ladies team had to travel to Carndonagh to face Urris in their Junior County Championship Semi Final on Sunday. They played in great weather conditions at the Carn pitch, considering the down pours of Saturday. The girls got off to a bit of a shaky start and Urris put 1-02 on the board before Buncrana could find a reply. Once they put the first score on the board, and settled the semi-final nerves, they soon relaxed into the team that they are.It was mostly point for point in the first half, with some great forward runs from the Urris midfield duo, but the Buncrana defence was able to overcome most of these attacks, and only conceded one goal in this period. However, the accuracy of the Buncrana forwards towards the end of the half had the girls going in at half time 3-6 to 1-5 in the lead. The Buncrana squad started the much stronger in the second half and took control of the ball for most of the game. There was impressive individual displays from Niamh Connolly and Natasha Craig, but every player who took to the field in a Buncrana jersey played with everything they had, and they all deserve to be in a County Championship final. The girls will now face Naomh Columba of Glencolmcille in the final on Sunday 15th September; venue yet to be confirmed.Senior Football: Our senior footballers lost out to Termon on Sunday night. Final score 0-7 to 0-14.Senior Reserve Football: Our reserves face St. Naul’s in the Intermediate Reserver Championship semi-final on Sunday afternoon in Ballybofey. After getting off to a flying start, Buncrana were 0-4 to 0-1 up after 20 minutes following scores from Kevin McLean, Mark McConnell and Kevin Treacy. However St. Naul’s battled their way back into the game to draw level just before half time. St. Naul’s started the second half brightly, registering a point straight from the throw-in. Despite going down to fourteen men, Buncrana battled their way into the lead once again, with scores from Kevin Treacy, Kevin McClean and Oisin O’Flaherty. St. Naul’s were clinical with a number of free kicks in the closing stages of the game and were eventual winners on a scoreline of 0-12 to 0-11. U21 Football: Under 21 side bowed out of the championship to a strong Aodh Rua side on Wednesday evening. With the entire panel underage for next season and the majority for next 2/3 seasons these lads are destined for better days.U16 Hurling: Hurling continues to go from strength to strength in Buncrana as our Under 16 Hurlers are County Champions once again, and have brought another trophy home to the Scarvey. Well done to the mentors and all the players.U13 Football: The U13s season is well up going. Last Sunday 2nd September they lost out to a strong St. Eunan’s side who finished stronger with some late goals. The boys were leading by 8 points at one stage but couldn’t hold on.The second match came away against Termon on Sunday 8th. The boys played well against another good team and came out victors 2-7 to 4-6, with Matthew Wilson playing very well and leading the team by example. The boys are next out on Saturday in the Scarvey at 11.30am due to the Sports day next Sunday. Training as normal Tuesdays and Fridays.Lotto: The winning numbers in the lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 3rd September in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 3-6-20-27There was no jackpot winner this week, however prizes of €20 go to each of the following participants: Jim Gillen, Millfield HeightsCaroline Duffy, LeophinE. Doherty, TrillickCathy Coughlan, Cloncool Catherine McDaid, Gransha RoadClub Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on or @buncranagaa, or visit our website NEWS – BUNCRANA LADIES REACH JUNIOR B FINAL was last modified: September 8th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:buncrana gaa club noteslast_img read more