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Financial Fair Play

The Impact of Financial Fair Play on the Transfer Market

The January transfer window is open and while many fans are hopeful of arrivals, Financial Fair Play is mentioned daily as a reason why a number of clubs must first look to sell. In October last year, our Director, Philippa Lombardi, analysed the impact of Financial Fair Play on the transfer market in an article for Football Legal.

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The Detention of Hakeem al-Araibi
Industry News

2019 Moment #3 – The Detention of Hakeem al-Araibi

Hakeem al-Araibi, a Bahraini footballer, living in Australia on a protected refugee visa, was detained in Thailand from late 2018. A campaign, spearheaded by former Socceroo Craig Foster, secured high profile backing and created great support, ultimately securing Hakeem’s release.

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The Demise of Bury Football Club
Industry News

2019 Moment #2 – The Demise of Bury Football Club

Bury Football Club were expelled from the English Football League on 27 August 2019 as a result of financial problems. While the owner and previous owner of the club have been forced to shoulder a lot of the blame, the football authorities must also acknowledge and remedy their own failures. Bury FC were established 125 years ago and their expulsion is a tragedy for the town and local community, as well as the wider football world.

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Ballon d’Or
Industry News

2019 Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi’s record breaking sixth Ballon d’Or win has seen the dominance of the big two – Messi and Ronaldo – continue. Aside from Luca Modric’s 2018 win, the big two have monopolised the award. There have been many players who have suffered by playing in the same era as them and the Lombardi Associates team have selected the best players to have never won the Ballon d’Or in our opinion.

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