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Barcelona make winning look good

It’s no exaggeration to say that Barcelona won everything this year. Six titles in 2009 mean that the Catalonian club have completed a historic sweep of trophies that may not be rivalled until, well, 2010, by Barcelona.

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Europe · La Liga · Premier League · Transfer Market

English football’s import tax

Hidden amongst the reasons of Ronaldo’s move from Manchester United to Real Madrid is an important element which should have a significant impact on transfers to the Premier League, namely the UK’s coming 50% tax rate on earners of more than £150,000. That, combined with a weaker pound, is making destinations such as Spain more attractive to top footballers looking for a big payday.