football

The business of sport at football clubs

As the “best soccer team of the 20th century,” Real Madrid won two UEFA Champion League Cups between 1998 and 2001 while paradoxically spiraling into debt. Real Madrid’s situation was not unique; other european football clubs were similarly facing financial hardship. At the time, income generation for a football club was suffering from limited stadium…

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Patellofemoral Pain: What do phenotypic features show?

Ninety percent of patients with patellofemoral pain (PFP), a chronic musculoskeletal disorder characterized by anterior knee pain, are still in pain 4 years after the initial diagnosis. Specialists have optimized management of other chronic musculoskeletal conditions by subgrouping patients based on risk factors. While previous studies aimed to categorize patients based on imaging studies, this…

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Does fatigue effect landing mechanics in football?

Football is a sport that needs intermittent, non-continuous exercises which includes many sprints of different intensities especially during a match. Unfortunately, high-speed running has also been associated with injury and classified as an intrinsic risk factor. Higher speed of play during competitions may exert more loads or forces on the knee joint, which in turn may…

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