Generally, Greek football has tended to be ignored on these shores, but we forget perhaps too easily that only six years ago Greece were crowned European champions, something that none of the home nations has ever achieved. If England were to return home with this summer's big prize we could easily imagine the wave of euphoria and hype that would surge across our domestic football, and Greece were no exception. Huge sponsorship and television rights deals rained down causing much upheaval in the ownership of clubs and the running of the game by its competing authorities.
On Wednesday evening, as part of Birkbeck Sports Business Centre's ongoing seminar series, Christos Anagnostopoulos of the University of Salford Business School draws upon his recent book to examine what he sees as a lost opportunity for a total restructuring of Greek football. His talk will begin at 6pm in the Medawar Lankaster Lecture Theatre on Malet Place, (off Torrington Place) and entry is free.
Picture via wyliepoon's Flickr stream.