Archive for the ‘Soccer Business’ Category


Qatar upset that people mad over dead World Cup Slaves

March 27th, 2014Posted by BJ Pheasant

Do you remember previous articles I posted on the tragedy that is the Qatar World Cup? More than 500 Indian migrant workers have died in Qatar since January 2012, revealing for the first time the shocking scale of death toll among those building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup. Official figures confirmed by the Indian [...]

Why do college coaches “go pro”?

February 1st, 2014Posted by BJ Pheasant

When the Penn State football coach recently left to take the Houston Texans professional jobs I saw some interesting stats. American football coaches in college average a 10 year tenure while pros only last 3 years. Why do college coaches insist on going pro when the money they make can be similar at top programs. [...]

Bradley Coaches in Europe

January 24th, 2014Posted by BJ Pheasant

I outlined in previous articles my concern over Bob Bradley coaching in Egypt. He represents US coaches abroad. Qualifying for the World Cup would have put him, and by association US coaches, in the world’s eye as competent coaches that have moved beyond the shadow of the “American football coach” stereotype. Unfortunately Egypt did not [...]

Losing Is Good for You

September 26th, 2013Posted by BJ Pheasant

By age 4 or 5, children aren’t fooled by all the trophies. They are surprisingly accurate in identifying who excels and who struggles. Those who are outperformed know it and give up, while those who do well feel cheated when they aren’t recognized for their accomplishments. They, too, may give up. It turns out that, [...]

A.C Milan Gaming the Transfer Market

September 2nd, 2013Posted by BJ Pheasant

A.C Milan Business: Buys Kaka for 8m, Sells Kaka for 65m then Buys Back Kaka for free

Sepp Blatter to ask committee to move Qatar World Cup to Winter

July 17th, 2013Posted by BJ Pheasant

Sepp Blatter plans to ask the governing body’s executive committee to consider moving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the winter in order to avoid the searing summer heat. “If this World Cup is to become a party for the people, you can’t play football in the summer,” Blatter said Wednesday. “You can cool [...]

New Professional Women’s League Announced in USA – will they follow my outline?

November 21st, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

A new women’s professional league which will start play in March. As I have written before Professional Womens soccer can draw large crowds for club games. They have done so in France and Germany, arguable the top women’s leagues in the world. Many mistakes have been made in marketing women’s soccer in the US. Will [...]

MLS attendance sets more records – averaging ~19k per game

October 30th, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

MLS hit the 6 million mark for the first time in its 17-year history and set a regular-season attendance average record of 18,807. Seattle led the league for the fourth straight season and 11 teams saw an increase over last season. For 2012 attendance rankings and MLS attendance history … * MLS reported that 6,074,729 [...]

David Moyes of Everton is a golden god!

October 3rd, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

As I have said in this very blog on multiple occasions I think that David Moyes of Everton is one of the best professional football managers in the world. His consistency with meager resources is tremendous. Everton is currently second in the EPL ahead of the Manchesters. Finally, someone else recognizes David Moyes as a great manager. 3rd longest [...]

Olympic Women’s Soccer posts higher TV ratings than Men’s Basketball

August 1st, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

How popular is the U.S. women’s national team’s quest for a third straight gold medal? The audience for Saturday’s 3-0 win over Colombia on NBC Sports Network peaked at 3.346 million, higher even than the peak audience for Sunday’s men’s basketball team game with a peak audience of 3.036 million.

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