Newcastle, The Takeover and Commercial Deals

The below article on EPL Newcastle issues got me thinking about a few wider interrelated topics. https://lnkd.in/eCuDrqkb The EPL voted through this initial sponsorship suspension 18 in favour & City abstaining. This is a pretty unanimous statement of intent by almost every EPL club at both ends of the spectrum. Newcastle are claiming such a …

All Your Football Podcasts in One Place

Over the last 18 months or so, I’ve been able to push content out across numerous platforms. I’ve really enjoyed creating various podcasts throughout this time. I set out the five seasons’ worth of podcast content which I hope you enjoy. My first season of Done Deal podcasts started with explaining the Nike, New Balance …

Fundraising Auction for Riverside Youth Club

I’m really proud to be helping Riverside Youth Club create life-changing sports opportunities for some of the most deprived young people in London. The club is looking to raise around a further £200,000 by mid-January to restore and modernise its facilities. The aim is to add a state-of-the-art 3G football pitch and games area, gym, indoor …

Five Key Takeaways from the Post-Brexit FA Work Permit Rules

1.       The Basics: The previous Governing Body Endorsement (GBE) requirements only related to non-EEA players wishing to play in the EPL and EFL. This was because of the EU free movement provisions that benefitted all European workers wishing to work in the UK. The new system is relevant to any player who is not a citizen of the UK and …

Updated UEFA, EPL and EFL Football Cost Controls

By Jodie Cox, Alex Harvey and Daniel Geey Introduction It continues to be a time of great flux in the football industry. Broadcasting rights rebates, league seasons being curtailed, actual and potential administrations, EFL announcements on cost control measures and plenty of Projects (Restart, Big Picture and Beautiful Game). EFL Chairman Rick Parry has warned …

((Thirteen.)) Thank You’s To the BBC Breakfast Team

By Lillian Geey To Naga, Charlie, Louise, Carol, Sally and Dan It’s almost five years since my last operation; the news the cancer had returned; a small nodule in a part of my lung. The haze of difficult conversations with my lovely husband, my beloved sons, the oncologist and the surgeon. The thought of further …

Heads Up x Football Aid: Fundraising for Mental Health

I’ve been privileged to be on the board of the fantastic Football Aid charity for over 8 years. I’ve never been prouder of the charitable collaboration we are currently undertaking with Heads Together, the mental health programme set up by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Football Aid are auctioning off tonnes …

The Shirt Sales Myth

An updated Extract from Done Deal, my football industry book that you can buy here on Amazon. When David Beckham moved to Real Madrid, this seemed to herald the era of news stories about increases in shirt sales covering the transfer fee and wages for a new player. More than 1 million Real Madrid shirts …

The IPL and the EPL Compared

By Chirayato Banerjee, Daniel Geey and Alex Harvey Introduction During a recent trip to Mumbai at the end of last year, two of the authors met over breakfast to share their experiences in the legal world. CB, a judge in the District Judiciary of West Bengal, India and Daniel, a sports lawyer in London, were …

Football’s Financial Crisis: Three Ideas to Help Lower League Clubs

By Daniel Geey and Jonny Madill EFL Chairman Rick Parry has explained that without serious intervention, lower league clubs face a £200m funding blackhole come September 2020. When providing information to the Digital Culture, Media and Sport committee, Parry was clear that systemic change is needed to ensure EFL club finances are future proofed – …