Archive for July, 2016

Dual Representation and Duality in Football

Dual Representation in Football (pt 2)

  As I wrote in part one of the article, the subject of Dual Representation in Football (‘Duality’) generates quite a lot of debate and difference of opinion amongst those affected by it, with some in favour and some against. It could be said that ‘dual-representation’ (duality) in football can be used as a force…

Duality in Football (Dual Representation)

Dual Representation in Football (pt 1)

“‘Duality’ – A Benefit to Who Exactly ?”   As with most of the articles I write, I am going to put myself right in the ‘firing line’ yet again. Not just with those in the football community (e.g. managers, coaches, governance, club owners, chief executives and supporters) but also with my fellow agents/intermediaries and…

Evolution, Maturing and Growing up from Industry to Profession

Time to Grow Up ? (pt 2) – Obstacles to the Football Agent Industry maturing into a profession.

  As I wrote in part one of the article, there is currently no means for the football agent industry to mature and develop into a profession, despite the efforts (yet limited) of many in it . The Retrograde Steps Taken by FIFA In March 2015, FIFA took the decision (after almost 6 years of…

Evolution, Maturing and Growing up from Industry to Profession

Time to Grow Up ? (pt1) – Is it time for the Football Agent Industry to mature into a profession?

There comes a time in every industry, and for those involved in and affected by said industry to decide whether the industry is professional and whether those involved are recognised as professionals. It is not enough to label a profession based on the actions of a select few working in that industry however professional, conscientious,…