The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has decided to bring in a suspension to domestic football in order to try and eliminate the new law that requires all Spanish clubs to share the TV money.
At present, Real Madrid and Barcelona benefit a lot in the current structure of television money sharing. La Liga clubs are not required to share their TV money, which can be negotiated individually, to lower division leagues. It has been seen as the reason behind the overwhelming domination exerted by Madrid and Barcelona. Keen to adopt a Premier League style, Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) brought in a new law that was passed by the cabinet last week.
It will now force the Spanish league to negotiate a TV money as a whole and then redistribute it according to the merits. This will see Madrid and Barcelona suffer immensely in terms of their revenues, but other clubs will be capable of taking advantage. Despite winning the league title last season, Atletico Madrid made a less than the TV money that a club relegated from the Premier League made last season. Such discrepancy has resulted in Spanish clubs struggling in European competitions, although this has changed with Sevilla reaching the final of the Europa League for the campaign. Read more »
After sacking Javier Aguirre, Japan is looking to get a new coach slotted in sooner rather than later as the team is to play a couple of games later this month.
As has been Japan’s policy in the recent past, they are believed to be going to go with an overseas guy once again for the top post.
But, at this stage of the year, it’s very difficult to find an experienced coach.
Japan will probably have to wait for the domestic season to get over in different European countries.
There are not enough options for them at this point in time as all the experienced coaches seem to be employed somewhere.
If they want, they can appoint an interim coach for the time being.
Yesterday, one of the top brass officials of the Japan Association hinted about the possibility of a temporary appointment.
In the words of that official, “If we get it done in the next couple of weeks, that would be ideal, but, there is no rush really. We will have to make sure that we bring in the right personnel even if that takes a bit more time.” Read more »
Paris St Germain head Nasser Al Khelaifi says that the supporters of the club should get behind the players if they are to get a positive result in the first leg of the Champions League knockout match against Chelsea.
The French outfit have been struggling for form in the league. Despite being overwhelming favourites for the title at the start of the campaign, Laurent Blanc has been able to get the team only to third position so far. The biggest ambition for the club, though, will be to progress to the latter stages of the Champions League.
The club has not been beyond the quarter-finals and this was achieved last season when they were eliminated by Chelsea. Revenge will certainly be on the minds of the French club, but they will have to perform extremely well in order to get a result against the Premier League table leaders. PSG have not won in the last two matches, but they can take confidence from the fact that they are undefeated in the last five. Even though they are third in the table, only two points separates them from the table leaders Lyon. Blanc will see this as a manageable difference and the season can only progress with a good result against Chelsea. Read more »
The Premier League and the Major League Soccer both will be looking to expand their exposure in television by having more matches televised and broadcasted by more channels in 2015.
The Premier League is working on introducing regular Friday night live matches and have a total 168 live matches available per season for a fan to be able to watch on their household.
Even some major technology companies such as: Apple and Youtube are believed to be thinking about bidding to buy digital rights for matches where they could have the liberty of uploading certain matches to their online platforms.
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