28 July ~ Reports today suggest that Sergio Agüero will be paid £52 million to play for Manchester City across his five-year contract. Paying footballers monstrous salaries is all well and good, but as Helen Duff argued back in WSC 223, the players should at least have the decency to squander their wealth properly

Dream Team. Gary Lineker’s crisp adverts. Ron Atkinson’s cultured analysis. Television and sport may have engaged in mutual degradation in the past – but never on the jaw-dropping scale of MTV’s Footballers’ Cribs, a look at the home design choices of professional players. Crass, banal and ill-advised, it is consequently thoroughly wonderful. Read the full article

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