BLOG | by YouGov Sport ... As the Premier League 2021-22 season gets underway, we ask the public which club they feel is the best prepared to win the title. Manchester City emerge as the overwhelming favourites, drawing a vote of confidence from almost half of all those who picked a club (45%).
Football bettors tell us they are influenced by form and odds – but marketers should know about other factorsFT-YGS2020-11-03T15:53:39+00:00
BLOG | by Oliver Rowe ... It’s interesting to note that the number of gambling companies represented on the front of Premier League shirts is down to eight for 2020-21 – from ten last season. But this change in the currents of shirt sponsorship doesn’t necessarily reflect a downturn in the market for football betting.
BLOG | by Joshua Marcus ... Talk of a European Super League in football refuses to go away as interested parties focus on maximizing the commercial return from Europe’s most popular sports format. While the tone of some proposals may sit uncomfortably with many fan groups and some clubs, our data suggests that sponsors are likely to follow the competition, whatever direction it takes.
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... Whether you treat news of a European super league with scepticism or not, the UEFA Champions League continues to capture the imaginations of football fans across Europe.
DATA INSIGHTS | by YouGov ... Following a deluge of racist abuse directed at the England players during their Euro 2020 qualifying match. Brits say it’s time players left the field if they are subject to racial insults from the fans. Most Brits think players should abandon games completely if unacceptable abuse continues after warnings.
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... With all football seasons across Europe now well-underway, we have been thinking about what draws people to attend matches – and whether those factors differ across leagues. So we polled football fans in five countries which are home to major soccer leagues and asked these supporters what made them turn up each week – as well as what keeps them away. As you might expect, we found some interesting differences between markets.
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... As you may have read this month, sports apparel manufacturer New Balance is taking Liverpool FC to court to extend its kit deal with the club. Reports suggest that New Balance matched Nike’s offer, as they were entitled to under a clause in their current contract, only for the Reds to plough ahead with a deal with the Oregon-based manufacturer regardless. We thought we’d take a look at why New Balance is quite so keen to renew its deal with the club.
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... Later this autumn, YouGov will be publishing a White Paper which tackles honesty on social media platforms. It will cover attitudes towards the importance of honesty on these networks and ask whether we are more or less forgiving of unreliable content when it comes from, for example, influencers or companies. Read also … And has 32Red’s Wayne Rooney sponsorship shifted the needle yet?
BLOG | by Frank Saez ... With the Arabian Gulf League now underway, we have polled people living in the United Arab Emirates to get a feel for what they perceive as the competition’s strengths and weaknesses.