Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Is the English Premier League in trouble?

With Wayne Rooney in world class form, an exciting title chase unfurling and plenty of action and controversy on and off the pitch, it is clear that the Premier League has lost none of its power to enthral. But what about its financial position? Now that Portsmouth has gone into administration, will more clubs go the same way? And what's got Liverpool and Manchester United so upset with their owners?

I chose this topic for my latest column at Dubai business portal and called it "Football in Recession".

Actually my rather undramatic conclusion was that most clubs will be OK if they take action now to reduce their wage bills. Of the big clubs, Liverpool have the most to worry about though Man United might struggle to compete for top players with their huge annual interest rate bill (good news for everyone else particularly their wealthy neighbours Man City). My main suggestion was that clubs should have to ask permission from the FA before taking on additional debt and this should only be granted if the debt is affordable and in the interests of the club.

On another more local note there is a Fashion Show hosted by Spectrum FM in Fuengirola on April 8th. One of the Advoco associates, Sally Wadsworth, is organising it and here is what she has to say about it:

A fabulous evening not to be missed! Our first official VIP event, now to be held in Fuengirola at the beautiful location of Suave Cafe.
Come and see some beautiful clothes, casual and evening wear being presented in four different fashion shows, including a childrens' show.
Enjoy Cava and Hors d'Ĺ“uvres while listening to live music by the excellent singer Joost Jong!
Our special guest Chrissie from Spectrum FM Radio will be presenting the fashion show, with beautiful clothes from Damaris, Las Divas, Mi Perla and Viggo. Make up and hair styling from David Glen Hairdressers. To round off the evening purchase some beautiful accessories from Kooljewels!

For more information check out the Facebook page for the event:

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