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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Funny thing, football, particularly this week

An unusual thing is happening in football this week. Usually the amount of speculation is out of proportion to the number of actual events. But this week, what with the transfer window, the Manchester City takeover, the Robinho transfer, the actual departure of Curbishley and the likely departure of Keegan, events have been ripping along at such a speed that the commentariat has barely had time to comment.

It seems that with the advent of a handful of owners for whom money is no object and a larger number of very rich blokes trying to keep up with them, and in all probability ultimately sell to them, the days of the traditional British manager are numbered. If you want some light cast on the new thinking going on in football clubs Five Live's interview with football broker Kia Joorabchian is a good place to start.