In the UK there has been a lot of speculation that the government is seeking to end gambling advertising on sports, including football shirt sponsorship. Italy has been down this route.
As we come out of lockdown and more people get vaccinated and countries develop herd immunity, a boom in spending will fuel more gambling, as people start to congregate and enjoy themselves.
Buying top class foreign players was always an easy option for the top football clubs. Now there is a realization that home grown talent through the club’s academies is the way forward.
When Elon Musk invested US$ 5 billion into Bitcoin it was a signal to the rest of the world that cryptocurrency had arrived. Add to this the New York listing of the crypto exchange Coinbase.
Empty football stadia are causing upsets to the pattern of football results, as shown by the number of away wins. For the first time ever in the Premier League there have been more away wins, 114 to be precise, over 108 home wins.