The adage used to be “win your home games, draw your away ones” and in doing so, a league title would never be all that far away. That was until the hyper dominance of teams such as Liverpool or Manchester City arrived and now it seems you must win every game to stay at the top. But if we refer back to the original viewpoint, the bedrock of any successful team has been a platform of positive performance at home and with the Bundesliga’s return throwing up some weird results, could that now be set to change?
Who would be a football manager? Yes, the allure of winning trophies and being paid handsomely for your efforts is rather appealing, but at the same time, it is not necessarily a role that offers much in the way of long-term stability. Gone are the days when the man in charge would leave a long-lasting legacy and the length of service offered by the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger is filed in the era otherwise known as ‘bygone’ However, the clamour to manage at the very highest level never seems to dissipate and whenever one coach is given his marching orders, there is always another man ready and willing to fill his shoes.
When Denmark’s top league returned from its pandemic suspension, one club decided the best way to keep its socially distant fans connected was a gameday videoconference.
A partnership has been established with [email protected], a project that runs simulations of protein dynamics using computing power. The ‘supercomputer’ of LaLiga’s Technological Protection of Content Department is 4,000 times more powerful than a regular computer.
OZ Sports partners with RVX to launch OZ ARENA, using innovative AR technologies that are set to bring fans from home into live broadcasts when football resumes in the wake of COVID-19. Virtual fans can personalise their experience with their own avatars, club shirts, genuine cheers from home via an app - and even appear in their preferred seat. OZ ARENA while standalone, also forms part of the OZ Connected Stadium, the one-stop-solution for leagues and federations to augment their sports by capturing, enhancing and distributing content.
With the English sporting headlines being dominated by a potential restart to the Premier League, there is a sense of overlooking their female counterparts and with the news that the WSL season has been curtailed, the momentum of the women’s game will have been dealt an almighty blow.
Mes que un club. The world famous footballing motto which translates as ‘more than a club’, has become synonymously associated with Barcelona. It represents a set of values that the club has upheld and continues to abide by.
Finishing the current Premier League campaign has become a bone of contention over the past few weeks with clubs desperate to return to a new normal while also simultaneously trying to ensure the safety of their players.
In the news this week: Tencent donates to PSG Foundation, UFC athletes compete in popular variety show, 11 professional football clubs disqualified, Zhang Weili features with Estée Lauder, the early adopters in sports + commerce live streams, ANTA CEO sees positive future, Tencent to invest $70B in high-tech areas, plus the best creatives, and Top 10 NFL clubs on Weibo. In this week’s From The Top, we spoke with Greg Turner, Founder and Managing Director, Shenzhen High Performance Event Management, about China’s entertainment industry returning to life, what changes he expects to see, new opportunities, being realistic, and where it will be in 5 years.
An impressive line-up of legendary football leaders and senior executives, including Sir Dave Richards, former Chairman of the Premier League, European Leagues Association and UEFA Professional Football Committee, join the SIGA CEO, Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, in the third episode, “Club Football: The New Normal” of the SIGA-Soccerex Webinar series.
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