Is there an impact of economic long game on the performance of the football team? A case study analysis of Manchester United and Barcelona.
Author : Manan Shah
Scottish High International School
Economic long game is essential for the longevity of any organisation. In recent years, football clubs have entered the economic scenario and clubs are implementing different strategies in order to ensure their economic stability. The economic stability of the club exercises a significant influence on their performance. The aim of the current study was to see how different clubs achieve economic long game and how it affects their performance.
The economic strategies of FC Barcelona and Manchester United were analysed and the impact it held on the performance of their team was observed. The clubs had many similar ways of achieving economic long game. A different strategy FC Barcelona had implemented was that they sold a part of its assets which proved fruitful in the short-run but its impact in the long-run cannot be determined. It was observed that when the clubs implemented a successful economic strategy, it had a positive impact on its performance as they could use the transfer market more substantially and could buy players which were more suitable for their club and many other changes could also be made.
An economically sustainable club will show better performances in the years to come, even if the impact is not seen in the short-run, it will prove beneficial in the long-run and would lead to the club giving better performances. And their better performance would lead to an increase in the revenue earned making them economically better and that would lead to an even better performance by the club in the time to come. It will form a circle between economic long game and the performance of the club and they’ll keep impacting each other making the club economically stable.