Hegazi’s departure is hardly a body blow

West Bromwich Albion confirmed this morning that Ahmed Hegazi has joined Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £4m. While it would have been handy to have completed this deal while Albion were still able to spend the money, it still makes perfect financial sense given the Egyptian’s reported £70,000-a-week salary. The…

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PPV and Project Big Picture – the latest examples of how money is destroying football

In various guises, those in senior positions in English football have scored two spectacular own goals this week in the announcement of the pay-per-view (PPV) arrangements for Premier League matches and the much-criticised Project “Big Picture” proposals for the future of the game. These are the latest examples of how money has become the principal driver for many involved with…

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