How Champions League Clubs Make Their Money

The UEFA Champions League Financial Distribution Model By Alex Harvey and Daniel Geey The brilliant Swiss Ramble has published an excellent, detailed analysis of the UEFA Champions League distribution model. We would strongly recommend reading the twitter thread in full, which you can find here. As we have done with previous Swiss Ramble threads, we …

MY TOP FIVE 2019 BOOK, BLOG AND PODCAST EPISODES

BOOKS 1. Hit Makers by Derek Thompson: Derek has this amazing ability to tell brilliantly interesting entertainment related stories that really resonate. I loved his 50 Shades of Grey insights, the nature of ‘things’ going viral and the hidden valuable networks behind what makes something popular.   2. Mindset by Carol Dwek: The better a book is, the …

Luck is Where Preparation Meets Opportunity: Some Notes on My Career Journey

This blog piece is long overdue. I set myself a challenge to write a more career focused blog as I’ve spoken on a number of podcasts about my career journey and I wanted to try and distil some of my thoughts into a more coherent shape. The blog is in part my attempt to collate …

Should Players Pay Their Own Agents…? It Would Cost Premier League Clubs £166m A Year!

I’ve teamed up with top football tax adviser Rhys Linnell to have a look at agents fees: are they out of control, what are the suggested solutions and would they work? Introduction Between 2 February 2018 and 31 January 2019, Liverpool paid out almost £43.7m in fees to agents and intermediaries, according to figures provided …

EPL Broadcasting: New Kids on the Block

An Extract from Done Deal For the first time in Premier League history, for the 2019/20 season there will be three companies showing live Premier League matches in the UK. Amazon will be the first to stream its matches exclusively online. The games in the UK will be live-streamed via Amazon Prime (Amazon Prime also …

LFC Choose Nike After New Balance Dispute Resolved

How Drake, Serena and Lebron Helped LFC Win its Dispute with New Balance By Daniel Geey and Alex Harvey It was announced in October that Liverpool (LFC) and its principal kit sponsor New Balance (NB) were in dispute over the renewal rights of their kit deal.  NB had negotiated a matching right. This could be …

Third Party Investment Update: Players Can Own their Transfer Rights

By Daniel Geey and Alex Harvey Introduction It was a pleasure to talk alongside Nick De Marco recently at the RFEF FIFA Legal Congress in Madrid. We discussed the current state of play regarding Third Party Investment (TPI), particularly bearing in mind the recent TPI amendment to the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer …

Football Broadcasting Deals Across the Top 5 European Leagues

By Daniel Geey and Alex Harvey The excellent Swiss Ramble wrote a fascinating twitter thread comparing broadcasting revenues in the 2018/19 season across the top leagues in England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. I would highly recommend reading the thread in detail. As with a previous thread that the Swiss Ramble wrote on EPL broadcasting …

How did Dybala’s image rights affect his proposed transfer to Tottenham?

This piece was first published by the excellent Goal.com here Getting a deal over the line can be complicated at the best of times but complications over marketing opportunities can make things even worse It has been reported over the last few days that Paulo Dybala’s transfer to Tottenham hit choppy waters and ultimately collapsed …