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On 17 and 18 February 2021, the Financial Times organized their annual FT Business of Football Summit with more than 30 stakeholders across the world sharing their thoughts about the challenges and opportunities over the next 10 years. Covid disrupted business and livelihoods everywhere including the football industry. Due to the pressure on all parts of the football ecosystem opinions were contrasting and varied and not surprisingly critical...
With time running out, and professional sport still in limbo, the Premier League and the Football League have some big decisions to make in the coming days. The Premier League's Project Restart proposal to complete the season at neutral venues was poorly received by clubs earlier this month. Richard Masters, the chief executive, admitted “everybody would prefer to play home and away if at all possible”, and so the original...
How will Brexit affect The Premier League? Fans will often say that football and politics should not mix. The excitement of seeing our favourite teams perform on the weekend offers many fans a ritualistic escape from the reality of their daily lives, electing to spend their hard-earned cash for a few meagre hours of football-induced catharsis. Yet, the truth is that football and politics are inextricably linked, whether we like it or...