A Call to Arms

ee1ed3af089323c6.jpgAs we start a new year, we want to make our annual appeal to our readers to offer your thoughts on what content you want to see on Footiebusiness.  Drop a line with the types of stories, interviews and coverage you want to see in 2014.  This is a labor of love, but it works best when the content is what our audience sees.

Every so often, we get inquiries from some of you about opportunities to post on Footiebusiness about soccer business issues.  Over the last 5 years we have published a number of  guest posts on an array of topics and would be happy to post some more.  Whether you are interested in a regular schedule of posts or a one off, please drop us a line.  If there is a particular business topic or City that you believe deserves more focus on our site, please let us know. Whether your focus is news or opinion (or a mix of both), send us an e-mail.

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4 Responses

  1. […] A Call to Arms […]

  2. I would to read a story that gets at why the major NY newspapers and networks don’t provide ANY coverage to MLS. They provide more coverage to little league baseball and off season NFL practices then any MLS game nevermind the MLS cup. If you can get any more insight that would be great. I wonder if the other major sports in how they interact with these media outlets serve to block coverage because it is just so non-existent.

  3. Juan: I will definitely look into something on this issue. I think the main reason is the amount of other sports available…I will see the Times covers soccer pretty well.

  4. Thank you for your reply, but the NY Times covers the World Cup well and provides occasional coverage to the premiership, but virtually nothing to MLS such as small 1 square inch AP story. I understand on your comments on other sports available, but in other markets with NFL teams and other major sports such as Seattle, KC for example there is decent coverage. It is major markets such as New York and I assume Chicago where this is taking place. There are many pages in the sports section and will include an innocuous article on the NFL instead of any story on MLS. If there is a riot or something controversial, they are so happy to write about that.

    I would really like to see you make a good story on what is holding coverage back. There are good sized crowds who attend games yet no coverage. Not even just one column. They have some soccer writers who will write a blog on-line, but nothing in the paper itself. This also applies to the other major papers (the Post, Daily News, etc and the networks).

    I think TV ratings are also held back as when there is no coverage, not even a brief highlight, please don’t even know the games are on TV unless they stumble across it.

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