The view from Asia

Asia demands more from big clubs

July 21, 2013
By John Duerden
A Chinese Football official once said that Asia should treat the summer tours of big European clubs as similar to concerts of famous pop stars. It's not the same really. Music fans can go to any number of concerts featuring any number of artists while the whole existence of these football tours depends on passion for one club.

And if you go to a concert in Bangkok, you expect the same level of performance and energy that the band would give at home in Manchester or Liverpool. When the ...

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