Introduction Over the last few days, speculation has increased that Lionel Messi may be thinking of leaving Barcelona. Whether he does or does not, this brief blog sets out the financial implications for any buying club. For any club thinking of buying Messi, there would be some eye-watering numbers to consider. A no-doubt world record […]
On Saturday, it was announced that British Telecom (BT) had won the exclusive rights to show 350 live Champions League (CL) and Europa League (EL) matches in the UK for three seasons from the 2015-16 season. Since then £1.5bn has been wiped off BSkyB’s (Sky) stock market value. The Basics BT have paid a reported […]
In this issue, we gaze again into the complex world of football and the law. We delve into subjects such as the Premier League broadcasting deal, Financial Fair Play and the Football Creditors Rule. On the Ball is produced in conjunction with Football Aid, a sports charity organisation, which enables football supporters to ‘Live the […]
The Premier League Broadcasting Deal: EU Issues?
Podcast: Football Broadcasting Rights- Pub Wars