Reports of the Premier League Proposing Agent Regulation Changes - A Reason to Be Sceptical, Hopeful, Dismissive or Just Simply Unperturbed?

Premier League Proposed Changes to Football Agent Regulations (Sep’18) : A Reason to Be Sceptical, Hopeful, Dismissive or Just Simply Unperturbed?

  Over the past 24 hours I have been asked my opinion by quite a few people on the reports in the media of the proposed changes in agent regulations that will be discussed at a Premier League meeting today (Thursday 13th September 2018). This may be because of my involvement in the industry for…

The Damage Caused by The FAs’ Escapee Safeguarding Genie?

Part 2 : The Damage Caused by The FAs’ Escapee Safeguarding Genie?

You may be wondering what my point is in bringing this issue to the surface and writing about it to raise awareness. Besides myself, there appears to be evidence of, and potential for, considerable substantial and unnecessary collateral damage caused by what may be either a careless oversight or ill thought out decision. In my…

Have the FA Allowed an Unsavoury Safeguarding Genie Out of The Bottle?

Part 1 : Have the FA ‘Allowed an Unsavoury Safeguarding Genie Out of The Bottle’?

Over recent years the English FA and football in general have quite rightly been placed firmly ‘under the spotlight’ with regards to safeguarding. Yet, whilst it has been reported that steps have been taken towards improving such matters; has enough been done, or is it a matter of just repairing mistakes of the past or…

Football it’s just a game, who gives a #### ? …….. because they don’t care

The title may seem pretty dramatic, if not emotionally incendiary to many football followers and it may also leave people asking who are ‘they’. And after many months (if not years) of frustration with football and many of its participants it has become clear that the vast majority of those involved in football look solely…

The ‘Smokescreen’ of Government Interference in Football

This subject of ‘Government Interference’ in football has been a prominent bugbear of mine for several years now; and as the members of the media, the FA and government persistently regurgitate the excuse that ‘Government Intervention’ is not permitted under FIFA regulations, this in many cases is little more than an excuse for not wanting…