All thoughts in Spain this week turn to the big debate over whether there will be any professional football in the country this weekend. A judge in Madrid will decide on Wednesday if the so-called G-6 clubs – Villarreal, Sevilla, Athletic Bilbao, Espanyol, Real Sociedad and Real Zaragoza – have been successful in their appeal against the strike threatening to disrupt La Liga.
The central issue to the stoppage is the obligatory transmission of a live free-to-air game on television each weekend, with the majority of clubs wanting to come into line with other European leagues and show the game on pay-per-view or satellite TV. However, the dispute has once again brought into the open the distribution of television money among clubs.
According to figures released by Futebol
However, the division of money is a matter about which the majority of clubs are far from happy. Last year Real Madrid and Barcelona picked up £105m each, while Atl