Category Archives: Sport

How much does it cost to be an international tennis star?

Roger Federer can afford the finer things in life

With the first day of Spring less than a week away, many of us are anticipating the upcoming tennis season. From the stands, the life of a tennis superstar seems like an enviable one. Jetting off to almost every continent to play your favourite game, with every tournament scheduled for a country more glamorous than Continue Reading →

Wrestling; what’s the cost?

Everyone loves wrestling, right? No? Okay, this may get a little dry. Wrestling is great, but it gets a bad rep due to it being ‘fake’. I totally understand if you’ve never seen a wrestling match, and all you know it isn’t, technically, a sport. However, people who have watched it and still don’t see Continue Reading →

The Teams that Nearly Weren’t

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Football Clubs That Almost Went Bust If you are a follower of football and keep up with the latest stories, then you will probably be aware of the situation that Italian club Parma find themselves in at the moment. The once Italian giant, is on deaths doorstep – coming closer to oblivion every day. Let’s Continue Reading →

10 Athletes Who Went Broke

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The world’s top athletes have always been known to rake in a handsome salary. Whether you’re a boxer, a footballer, a tennis player or a golfer – there is money to be made for those at the top of their game. That being said, with great money comes great temptation (paraphrasing from Spiderman) and sometimes, Continue Reading →

Footballers v Footballers: Soccer & NFL player comparison

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Here at Spend It Like Beckham, we’re all about sports. We love sports. But, we are probably more than a little biased towards the old soccer. Or football as we call it. We also came to the conclusion that most people this side of the pond are the same, in that they favour football (or Continue Reading →

Championship Playoff Final: The Richest Game In Football

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So, the football season is drawing to a close, with just the tail end of a few European leagues to come to completion along with the usual domestic and European Cup finals. But, there is one remaining game that stands out from the others, well, at least from a financial point of view. It’s like a cup Continue Reading →

600 Million Reasons Man Utd Can Forget 2013/14

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Managerless and finishing the season not just out of reach of the Champions League, but from European football all together. These are not things you would usually associate with a club like Manchester United. Regardless of David Moyes’ best efforts to fill Sir Alex Ferguson’s massive metaphorical shoes, he was dismissed from his position after just 10 Continue Reading →