Analysis: Football’s super rich can get even richer if they allow the middle class to prosper

The key to maximising football’s financial value is to make more money off each game, and this cannot happen while wealthy clubs leave their former rivals behind

Paris Saint-Germain have won seven of the last eight titles in France and there are many other examples around Europe of clubs dominating their domestic leagues. Picture: Getty

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. There was nothing well planned about the Super League by the looks of things but the plan for today’s article had been to examine the financial relevance of the international game. The change in circumstances, however, requires skipping straight to the question of why the clubs are so desperate for change in the first place.

A broken model

With rare exceptions, usually a single ...