Footballers

Pest Control – Football Intermediaries (Agents) and Young Players

  As the New Year approaches it is going to be a stressful time as ever for many young footballers and their families. Not only to see whether their club retains them, but as of the 1st January they can expect further stress (often unnecessary) as a plethora of intermediaries (agents) will be courting players…

Allardyce-Gate : Days One and Two

‘The Tip of The Iceberg ?’ Due to how fast this subject has developed over the last 48 hours I have been forced to revise this article numerous times since starting, and now that things have settled just a bit (well at least for the time being) I felt I should at least finish following…

Will The Transfer Window Unexpectedly Slam Shut on Some, When it Comes to Loans

Transfer ‘Fever‘ Strikes as ‘Deadline Day‘ Approaches …. But Not Like Before So that time of the football calendar is almost upon us yet again …… approximately one week away ………. Jim White’s yellow tie, Sky reporters cold, stood outside club training grounds being ambushed by fans with inflatable bananas (if not worse), players interrogated…

“Well he’s no Luis Suarez” : An Agents Duty of Care

Should who the player is, really affect the agents duty of care to the player ?   It is safe to say the world of football isn’t immune to stupid comments and also not being the most professional of industries at times. Whether it be a common faux pas made by players via social media,…

Football Bias and Stereotypes …. ‘All Go With The Territory’

Last week I had the pleasure in being able attend one of the Football Association’s Talent-ID courses, and although this was meant for club recruitment and scouting staff I felt it was an important part of my own personnel CPD programme – especially as there are few (if any) such courses for agents/intermediaries. Prior to…