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The business of football
The business of football

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1.1 The economics of football

Read this article by Professor Stefan Szymanski [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] of the University of Michigan, author, with Simon Kuper, of the book Soccernomics (2009). Open the article in a separate window or tab. He explores in more detail some of the ideas raised in the video and your discussion. As you read the article, look out for any ideas which were not raised in the previous activity.

A photograph of shopping trolleys in front of a sign on a wall which reads ‘Sainsbury’s supermarket Ltd. Former site of Scunthorpe United’s old show ground 1899-1988.
Figure 1 A Sainsbury’s supermarket sits on the site of Scunthorpe United’s former home, The Old Show Ground.