The Need for Ex-Players to be Pundits must be Stopped

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When a professional footballer hangs up his boots, he has multiple options. Does he get his coaching badges? Become an after dinner speaker? Will he finally get around to writing that tell-all autobiography about his famous clashes with managers and rival players? Or perhaps consider doing football punditry? Thierry Henry did. It rebranded Gary Neville […] READ MORE





The Co$t of Winning – Six Nations: Pay TV vs Free to Air

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Reports have emerged that the Six Nations are considering a move away from being broadcast on free to air TV channels in the UK, once their current deal with the BBC ends in 2018. This would open up the bidding process to pay TV broadcasters Sky and BT Sport. BT Sport currently holds the rights […] READ MORE


The Odd Journey of the WWE Network to the United Kingdom

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In September of 2011, WWE made an announcement that they were to launch the WWE Network as a pay per view channel in 2012. As time passed and further extensive research conducted, WWE held a grand press conference on January 8th 2014 and made a ground breaking announcement that they were to launch the WWE Network […] READ MORE


The Co$t of Winning – Modern Football: Part 6 – The Future

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To read the previous parts of this series, please see: The Origins, Television, Transfers, Fans and The Business The world of football has changed dramatically in the last 25 years. More people than ever can watch their favourite team no matter what part of the world they, or their team, come from. The explosion of transfer […] READ MORE


The Co$t of Winning – Modern Football Part 2 Television

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In Part 1 of this series on Modern Football I established the birth of the Premier League as one of the contributory events to the evolution of the game as it exists today. Negotiations between the clubs began when the “big five”, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur, were approached by Greg Dyke, […] READ MORE