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Rangers in Administration – The Key Points

February 16, 2016

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Photo of the front of Ranger's Ibrox Stadium

This week we’ve seen one of the UK’s best supported football clubs going into administration. Rangers Football Club was effectively forced to bring in their own administrators when HMRC started proceedings to have a court appoint administrators to run the club. The move to put Rangers in administration could see the club losing many of [...]

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SPL to Pilot Safe Standing Areas

December 20, 2015

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broken football seat

  It’s been a debate that has been rumbling on for the last couple of years; should football reintroduce safe standing areas? It looks like the Scottish Premier League will be the first in the UK to trial such areas as they have given clubs the go-ahead. Safety Concerns It was the Taylor report back [...]

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The impact of billionaire football club owners

December 2, 2015

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It’s been announced that the future of Portsmouth Football Club could be in jeopardy. CSI, the parent company that owns the club, went into administration and can no longer provide the funds neccessary. It seems like another nail in Portsmouth’s coffin as administrators continue to swarm round the South London club. A rapid fall from [...]

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How hard is it to spend a footballer’s salary?

November 28, 2015

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We all know that top footballers have earnings that not only border on the ridiculous, but go crashing through the check-point into the land of the ludicrous. Cameroon superstar Samuel Eto’o ‘earns’ a reported £300,000 a week playing for billionaire funded Russian outfit Anzhi Makhacakala. If you were on a footballer’s salary, wouldn’t you run [...]

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ECJ Rules on Pub’s Rights to Show Live Premiership Football

October 5, 2015

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Mixed feelings may be sweeping Karen Murphy’s much-publicised Red, White and Blue pub in Southsea today, as the implications of her nominal victory over Sky and the Premier League in the European Court of Justice start to take effect. Murphy had originally appealed to Europe’s highest court after being convicted and fined £8,000 for showing [...]

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English Premier League are big summer spenders

September 1, 2015

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As football’s summer transfer window comes to an end, it comes the time to total up the costs. The twenty English Premier League clubs spent £485m during the summer transfer window which is up £120m compared to last year.

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