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Discrimination in sport: What progress has been made and what is being done?

September 15, 2022

In August 2022, Premier League captains announced that, ahead of the new season, they would no longer routinely take the knee ahead of each match, opting instead to use the anti-discrimination gesture on “specific moments” throughout the season.

New Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules: A game changer?

August 23, 2022

Back in 2019, our blog discussed the findings by the disciplinary commission that Birmingham City FC had breached the English Football League’s (EFL) FFP rules around profitability and sustainability.

CONCACAF and VAR

February 04, 2022

The use of video assistant referee technology (“VAR”) has become commonplace in the global football landscape. VAR allows referees to use enhanced video review to determine if a call made on the field was correct or incorrect.

The South African High Court brings an end to the highly contested debate of promotion to the top flight

July 21, 2021

In June 2021, Polokwane City FC (Polokwane City) brought an urgent review application before the Gauteng High Court.

Keeping possession: ownership trends in English Premier League Football

June 15, 2021

2020/2021 was a season unlike any other. With the Premier League having to react to COVID-19 restrictions and also respond to the “European Super League” fall-out, what become apparent was the resurgence of the power of the fans. We analyse this trend, and other ownership trends we have identified and we suggest how these trends can be used to predict what might come next for EPL clubs.

Going full circle: FIFA’s plan to re-regulate football agents

February 19, 2021

Posted in Football Regulations
With world football focused on the continuing disruption caused by COVID-19, attention has (for now) been diverted away from a series of regulatory reforms concerning football agents which were approved by the FIFA Council in October 2019.

Project Red Card: UK soccer players call foul on the use of their personal data

September 09, 2020

Although UK soccer fans are currently consigned to watching their team virtually, they can now access more detailed data on player performance than ever before.

Financing of sports businesses under the Covid Corporate Financing Facility

June 30, 2020

On 4 June 2020 Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium Ltd (THS) announced that it had issued £175 million of commercial paper under the Bank of England’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF).

Scottish football’s response to COVID-19 highlights the conundrum facing European football

May 14, 2020

With the exception of Belarus, league football across Europe came to a halt in mid-March due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Keeping possession: ownership trends in English Premier League Football

May 05, 2020

The English Premier League (EPL) is fast approaching the end of its third decade, having begun in 1992. 12 of the original 22 EPL teams from 1992 are still in the EPL.