When you mention sport in the European area, most people will think of football. For decades, it has been the sport followed by the masses. Unlike rugby, which is played more in public schools, football was initially aimed at the working class. Although the industry is now worth billions, and players earn a lot of money, it is still the average person on the street that loves the game. This means that there is an insatiable appetite for the latest football news.
With so much high quality football going on around the world, the football news is now a continuous twenty four hour stream. In countries like the UK, football now appears on numerous channels, and almost every day there are live games available to watch. Although there is a lot of talk about the price of tickets to access games in leagues like the Premiership, they still manage to sell out. This is supply and demand, so the teams have no reason to reduce prices if they are selling all of the tickets. Most of the well-known leagues get their money from TV deals rather than gate money. Those teams that do not have TV deals, have to rely on gate money.
One of the times when the news is really in demand is the months when transfers are allowed to take place. There are many football rumors during this period, some true, most of them false. The football transfer news gives supporters plenty to talk about. Who will be leaving the team, and who will be coming in. Some teams use these periods to bring in one or two players, while other teams may be doing a complete rebuild. For those people who like to get really involved in the game, there are now numerous sites offering fantasy football.