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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Sustain the Game – the FSA calls for action

In an interview following his retirement last month, Albion’s Chief Executive, Mark Jenkins, remarked that he believed that this year’s promotion was the most important in the club’s history. He feels that the financial instability caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to severe problems for a host of EFL clubs, and that it would have been very difficult for…

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Brunty

As English football prepares to return, albeit without supporters in attendance, Chris Brunt announced this week that he would be leaving the club at the end of the season. That unfortunately means that we will not get the chance to see Brunty, in person at least, in an Albion shirt again, and it is disappointing that he will not get…

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