All articles by Joe Pacinella

Joe Pacinella

Are poor attendances in the Saudi Pro League becoming a problem?

The Saudi league has invested heavily in big-name players, but low crowds could be problematic for increasing exposure and popularity.

Is Jude Bellingham the new poster boy for English soccer?

The young England midfielder has been a revelation and is slowly becoming one of the most marketable players around.

Is the potential Saudi investment in the ATP Tour a good thing?

Saudi’s Public Investment Fund is reportedly set to invest in tennis after making massive strides in golf and soccer.

Should car brands be allowed to hold major sponsorships in sports?

Large brands are pumping millions into sponsorships to improve their brand image on tackling climate change.

The impact of gambling front-of-shirt sponsorship ban in the Premier League

Top-flight clubs recently agreed to ban deals with gambling companies from the 2026-27 season.

Is American tennis on the rise again?

Coco Gauff, Taylor Fritz, and Frances Tiafoe enjoyed successful seasons last year, ushering in a new era for the US.

Should Manchester United fans be excited about potential Qatari ownership?

The Glazers are looking to sell the club and a bid from Qatar was the first to be submitted.

Is the new FIFA Club World Cup format a good idea?

FIFA president Gianni Infantino confirmed his intention to expand the competition to 32 teams in June 2025.

What next for Juventus?

Club president Andrea Agnelli resigned along with all other board members amid an investigation into its finances.

Who will host AFCON 2025, and why is hosting the event such a great opportunity?

CAF has re-opened bids for hosting AFCON in 2025 after Guinea handed back the rights due to a lack of facilities.