Giving financial fair-play a fair chance

Sport News 24/7 By Noy Shani  @NoyShani  @TLE_Sport Sports policy and law have become increasingly popular in recent years.  Financial fair-play has been recognised as a major topic in the world of football.  Noy Shani investigates how can this be enforced, who is responsible for providing the solutions, what the role of academia is and what challenges exist for policy makers, politicians and researchers alike. Football clubs and fans have become aware of the financial risks and constraints that have...

e.dams Renault driver Buemi clinches Formula-E victory in Uruguay

Sport News 24/7 By Catherine Dow  @CatDow  @TLE_Sport Sebastien Buemi won this Saturday’s Formula-E race in Punta del Este, Uruguay.  The e.dams Renault driver clinched the victory after capitalising on Jean-Eric Vergne’s suspension struggles.  Buemi fought hard for the win, locking his rears in an attempt to pass Nelson Piquet Jnr. in the early stages.  Later, the Swiss driver cut the chicane fighting to defend against Vergne, but he was gifted the win as the Frenchman developed a suspension issue...

Can Alonso and McLaren work together again?

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport The recent announcement by McLaren that Fernando Alonso would be returning to the team he left in such acrimonious circumstances seven years ago came as no surprise.  Once Alonso confirmed he was leaving Ferrari, McLaren was the obvious choice after it was clear that Mercedes (his first choice) had no space on their team.  They have the resources to afford the Spaniard’s hefty salary but, more importantly, with...

Eidur Eyes Ipswich Revenge

Sport News 24/7 By Rob Latham  @robilaz  @TLE_Sport Ipswich Town do not conjure up great memories for Eidur Gudjohnsen.  Despite going on to become a Premier League winner with Chelsea and a Champion of Europe with Barcelona, the Icelandic striker is seemingly still haunted by previous disappointment at the hands of the Suffolk club. The forward’s last game for Bolton Wanderers was against Ipswich, when he scored but then got injured in the first leg of their First Division (now...

Suspension of Hereford United Could Have Far Reaching Consequences

Sport News 24/7 By Rob McHugh  @mchughr  @TLE_Sport On the 10th December 2014, the FA announced that Hereford United had been suspended from all football and footballing activity with immediate effect.  The decision was taken after the club was found to have failed to provide documentation in compliance with the Owners and Directors' Test Regulations.  According to a statement by the FA, the club will remain suspended until they are compliant with these regulations and the subsequent orders of the...

Can Manchester United win the title?

Sport News 24/7 By Noy Shani  @NoyShani  @TLE_Sport A Robin Van Persie double gave Manchester United a tight 2-1 victory over an unlucky Southampton side on Monday at St Mary’s.  This was United’s fifth consecutive win and doomed Southampton to a third consecutive defeat.  United are now third in the league ‘just’ eight points behind leaders Chelsea. Despite the impressive run of victories, United again looked poor in defence and gifted the home side numerous chances, which they unfortunately spurned....

West Ham United- The Team of Tomorrow, Performing Today

Sport News 24/7 By Robert McHugh  @mchughr  @TLE_Sport Don't say it too loudly, but there is a revolution going on in East London, which is vociferously supported by Russell Brand.  No, I'm not talking about overthrowing the capitalist elite and not voting, I'm talking about the footballing revolution going on at Upton Park. West Ham United now sit third in the Barclays Premier League, and are well placed for qualification to the Europa League, if not the Champions League (unlikely I...

FI, FA, FO, FUM… I smell the blood of Leodensian

Sport News 24/7 By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic There’s nothing quite like the wrath of a disgruntled Leeds United fan.  Involuntarily tied to a club that has been perpetually targeted by the media, the rozzers and by any other fan in the country that doesn’t carry the burden of the white rose on their chest, they are the oppressed, persecuted and maltreated victims of a game that has seldom been fair to them.  There’s not enough Tetley’s...

Cellino is an imperfect owner in an imperfect world

Sport News 24/7 By Rob McHugh  @mchughr  @TLE_Sport It is well known that the Football League's fit and proper person's test is unfit for purpose.  As many Leeds fans have pointed out following Massimo Cellino's disqualification by the Football League; Birmingham City are owned by a man who is in prison, the Oyston family's past is more chequered than a chess board and Peter Ridsdale has continually found employment in football despite taking Leeds, Barnsley and Plymouth to the brink...

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