Do shirt sales really pay for transfers?

It is often said football shirt sales alone will pay for a player’s transfer fee but is this actually true or is it pure fiction. The summer transfer window of 2021 saw an huge number of high profile transfers with many articles suggesting jerseys alone would cover the costs. Marking The Spot has done some digging to separate fact from fiction.

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An ode to Lionel Messi

As the football world continues to digest the news Lionel Messi will no longer play for his beloved FC Barcelona I have taken the time to reflect on what his departure means to me a lifelong fan of both Messi and Barca. I attempt to describe the pain in my heart through words.

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Formula 1 2021 Season Preview

The Formula 1 season is upon us once again with the first race taking place this weekend in Bahrain. This comprehensive preview has all the key information you need to get up to speed with the drivers and teams ahead of the new season.

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Club on the rise – AC Monza

AC Monza is attracting growing attention as some familiar faces of Italian football aim to take the club from the wilderness to the Serie A for the first time. Monza is a club on the rise and Marking The Spot has examined the men behind the ambitious project.

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The Diego Diaries – Introduction

In celebration of Diego Armando Maradona’s 60th Birthday Marking The Spot launches a new detailed series exploring the diminutive Argentine’s career. The series aims to chart how Diego went from the slums of Buenos Aires to the top of the world.

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