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…

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…