2011 has been a very exciting in football and a lot has happened in the marketing of football. Here
is a quick summary of the main news and analysis of the business of football.
An anaemic economy, nostalgic fans and onerous planning laws are all proving tough obstacles for
soccer clubs hoping to increase income with new state-of-the-art stadiums. A trio of London-based
Premier League clubs formed more than 100 years ago - Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Queens Park
Rangers - are among those with plans for new homes.
The proportion of income that Premier League clubs spend on wages hit a record 68% in 2009-10, a
report into football finances by Deloitte says.