Monthly Archives: July 2010

The CAS ruling that should Benefit Clubs and Reduce Player Power

Two recent cases heard by The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will have significant importance to all parties subject to the FIFA Statutes and Regulations – players, clubs and agents. In FC Sion v Essam El-Hadary and Fenerbahce v Appiah the CAS have outlined their approach to the assessment of damages payable to clubs [...]

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Taxing Sport 2: The Return of the Taxman

The FrontRow blog has already examined the issue of tax in UK sport – the reaction of Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Garcia following Andre Agassi’s court defeat at the hands of HMRC in 2006. The precedent set in the Agassi case was that appearing in one UK tournament alone can, in some cases, show you [...]

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Lampard’s Goal to Press for Rule Changes

Congratulations to Spain. Congratulations to South Africa. The World Cup has been a success. The Spanish victory has spurned some of the most loved football clichés: a victory for football; the best team one. The tournament has had its fair share of controversy. Perhaps most notably Uruguay’s Luis Suarez save in the dying minutes of [...]

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Premier League ruling leaves Everton short changed

For a team like Everton investment in their youth policy is probably their most viable route to success. They clearly do not have the financial muscle to compete with some of their Premier League rivals. It may seem surprising therefore that Everton have allowed England under 21 international Dan Gosling to leave the club on [...]

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METRO readers play spot the difference

‘Gordon Brown to be deported to Scotland’ was the headline which greeted many city workers as they made their morning commute across the capital on Friday. The story told how the former prime minister would eminently be returned to his home country under new immigration rules to be introduced by the coalition government. The accompanying [...]

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