Len Shackleton
17 February 2016

The ticket price row at Liverpool is only the latest squabble about the cost of attending football matches. The new £5bn-plus TV deal guaranteeing Premier League teams huge increases...
Mark Pennington
11 November 2011

Recently I looked at some data on the changes in top division/Premier League footballers (soccer players for Americans) pay between 1985 and 2010 here in the UK. According to figures compiled by...
Len Shackleton
22 September 2011

The Professional Footballers Association is pressing for the implementation of the Rooney Rule in English soccer. This is nothing to do with the Manchester United superstar of that name, but is...
J. J. Bell
2 June 2010

The recent announcements from UEFA placing restrictions on the amount that clubs can spend (with books to be balanced over a rolling three year period) are the latest in a worrying trend of...
Len Shackleton
30 March 2010
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If clubs make a hash of things it should be no business of ministers When politicians interfere in sport it’s the mark of a Middle Eastern dictator with psychopathic sons or a Soviet bloc...
Philip Booth
26 September 2009

The UK government has told the Football Association that it does not like its performance. Apparently it is not doing enough to advance the women’s game and for youth development, amongst...
J. R. Shackleton
11 May 2009

The government can’t keep out of anything. Last week we had the spectacle of Andy Burnham, the Culture Secretary, walking out of a meeting with football’s Premier League seriously...