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What would Brexit really mean for the Premier League?

April 12, 2016

By Daniel Geey and Jonny Madill In the run-up to the Brexit referendum, there have been a steadily increasing number of articles on the Brexit consequences for the Premier League. This blog sets out our high level thoughts on what we can expect to see down the track should Brexit occur and the consequences for […]

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The One-Stop Shop to Understand the Transfer Window

December 18, 2015

The below are links to a range of blogs I have written on the transfer window, player contracts and release clauses, work permit regulations, image rights, agents regulations , third party investment and how much it would cost to buy Lionel Messi! Enjoy! The Transfer Window Release and Buy-Out Clauses Work Permit Regulations Image Rights Agents […]

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The Foreigner Debate: The FA’s New Work Permit Regulations Explained

December 16, 2015

By Daniel Geey and Jonny Madill So what has happened? It was announced earlier this year that the Football Association (the FA) was changing its rules on non-EEA (European Economic Area) players playing in the UK after consultation with the Premier League, Football League, League Managers Association, Professional Footballers Association and Home Associations. The FA […]

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Image Rights in UK Football Explained

December 3, 2015

By Daniel Geey and Pete Hackleton in the Sports Group at Safferys Introduction In order to understand what image rights are, it’s probably best to understand where they fit into the wider football industry. Unsurprisingly, clubs have traditionally paid its players solely for playing football. This relationship is evolving. As commercial drivers push football into […]

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The Dan Leydon Interview

September 6, 2015

Have a read of my latest interview with fantastic football illustrator (and maker of the illustrations on this site) Dan Leydon. Where did the idea for Dan Leydon Illustration come from? Drawing and writing have always been second nature to me since I was able to do them. I studied Product Design in college and […]

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Football Transfers: Buy-Back Clauses Explained

August 19, 2015

Every so often, I receive an excellent question (or set of questions) from readers of the blog. Recently, I received some really insightful queries from Jason Ives in relation to specific transfer agreement clauses. I set out his questions and provide some detail on how such clauses work in the football industry. Can you please explain how buy-back […]

#FootyBiz Twitter Chat

August 6, 2015

With the football season a few days away, join myself, Adam Osper and Pete Hackleton to discuss the various facets of the football business on Thursday 6th August at 1830 BST. Adam is a Director at Tilney Bestinvest and advises clients on wealth management issues in a range of sectors including sport and football. Pete […]

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Mint Greens Interview

August 3, 2015

In a break from my usual football blogs, over the next few months, I will be speaking with a number of  sports companies to publicise how they are making strides into the sector. First up, is Mint Greens; a corporate golf concierge offering exclusive terms and access to many of London’s finest golf courses. I had a brief chat […]

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Premier League Parachute Payments Explained

July 30, 2015

The Basics Parachute payments are funds provided by the Premier League to clubs relegated from the Premier League to the Football League Championship. They are primarily to provide a financial cushion for the relegated clubs to adjust to life outside the lucrative Premier League competition. The Premier League for a number of years had distributed […]