Finances

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Kicking Off: The Rise and Fall of the Super League review – a load of old tut
This documentary rails against the avarice and amorality of Europe’s elite football clubs, but fails to admit something important – many fans are complicit

Stuart Jeffries

04, May, 2022 @9:30 PM

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Questions over Premier League reform remain despite government’s grand plans | Paul MacInnes
An independent regulator looks set to be introduced with the FA the preferred overseeing body – but when will it happen?

Paul MacInnes

01, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Chelsea bidders wait for news after submitting improved offers for club
Bids from four groups have been given to Raine, the bank handling the sale, and it is believed the highest bid will not necessarily be successful

Jacob Steinberg

14, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Leaked emails reveal Manchester City received payments from Abu Dhabi
Manchester City allegedly liaised with a government agency in the Gulf State over payments and are under Premier League investigation for potential rule-breaking including paying fees for underage players

Paul MacInnes

07, Apr, 2022 @7:28 PM

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Players could face European bans if clubs breach new Uefa financial rules
Tougher sanctions include points deductions and competition bans after the Uefa executive committee approved replacement for FFP

Paul MacInnes

07, Apr, 2022 @4:35 PM

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Ricketts family vow to forsake European Super League as part of Chelsea bid
The Ricketts family have raised the stakes in their controversial bid to buy Chelsea by offering fans a series of pledges

Tony Paley and agencies

03, Apr, 2022 @4:25 PM

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Graeme Le Saux: ‘We have to address the pure dominance of money’
The former Chelsea player believes football’s governing bodies should be dealing with questions posed by war in Ukraine

Barney Ronay

31, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘So proud’: Bury AFC’s promotion marks first big step on a different path
The fan-owned phoenix club are targeting a sustainable future and see their project as more than ‘trying to resurrect Bury’

Niall McVeigh

30, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Chelsea permitted to sell tickets to their supporters for away fixtures
Chelsea can sell tickets to away matches after the government eased terms of the licence imposed following sanctioning of Roman Abramovich

Paul MacInnes

23, Mar, 2022 @9:12 PM

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Abramovich is but one in a long list of tainted owners. Is there no end to sportswashing? | David Goldblatt
Football continues to offer so many ways to embellish the ugliest political realities

David Goldblatt

13, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Manchester United’s financial results reveal net debt hit £495m at end of 2021
Manchester United’s net debt stood at £494.8m on 31 December 2021, up from £455.5m at the end of the previous year, according to the club’s latest accounts

Jamie Jackson

01, Mar, 2022 @3:30 PM

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Europe’s top clubs lost €4bn last season as player wages rose, claims Uefa report
Top-flight clubs took on €750m of new debt during the 2020-21 season, according to a Uefa study of 724 clubs who compete in Europe’s top divisions

Paul MacInnes

02, Feb, 2022 @11:00 PM

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