For 3 days, Sport Business Chain became the capital of sport business in Eastern Europe. Just days after the World Football Summit in Madrid, some of Europe's most appreciated academics and practitioners got together to celebrate the passion for sustainability and effective management in sport. All the speakers, including former athletes, policymakers, consultants, planners and … Continue reading Wrap-up: Sport Business Chain 2018
At the end of September, I will attend Romania's and probably Eastern Europe's first international event for sport business practitioners and enthusiasts. Why this first of a kind event is so important and how can it inspire change in an old-fashioned and often left-behind system? Read on to find out more. Eastern Europe... In the … Continue reading Sport Business Chain – Adding a New Dimension to the Eastern European Sport Business
In 2011, Mihai Neșu was making a difference on the pitch for FC Utrecht and Romania's National Football Team. He chased his dream until one day, when he got injured in one of the last training sessions of the season. This incident got him confined to a wheelchair. 7 years later. Mihai is an example for all … Continue reading Why football still matters?
The Sport Performance Data & Fan Engagement Summit continued today in London with some intellectually stimulating presentations and discussions with some of the innovators of the industry. I summarised some of the key points below. Thanks to the Sports Innovation Network for putting together this fantastic two-day event. See the highlights of #SportsDataLondon Day 1 … Continue reading Some Things from #SportsDataLondon Day 2
First day of #SportDataLondon was nothing less than expected... a day where some of the best companies and professionals from the industry got together and discussed how data can be used to monitor and increase fan engagement and sports performance. I summarised some of the key points discussed by the speakers in a short post … Continue reading Some Things from #SportsDataLondon Day 1
With the start of 2018, the German Football Federation published its report for the 2016-17 season. It can be seen as a top-line summary of the financial performance of Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2, but for those with an interest in the industry, the numbers reveal interesting trends and reflect the direction that Bundesliga is going … Continue reading 9 Key Learnings from The DFL 2018 Report
Football became a different kind of deal in the Premier League. With huge amounts of money being earned by the clubs from broadcasting and sponsors, the most difficult job in the game is the managers' role. They are no longer just the leaders of a group of players that need to resonate with each others. … Continue reading The Value of Continuity in the Premier League