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,…

“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 Agents Taking Money Out of ‘The Game’ ?

I am probably putting myself in the ‘firing line’ with this article, but as a football intermediary (agent) it is a phrase I hear time and time again, and is very much a favourite of the sports media columnists : “Taking Money Out of the Game” but : what exactly does it mean? and, who…