Could you ever have imagined life without football? A time where football competitions were cancelled or postponed all over the world? A time when, in most parts of the world, a football match could not be scheduled due to social distancing? Well, that’s the situation we find ourselves in! National competitions are cancelled or postponed … Continue reading Football during Covid-19: No play no pay?
On 13 February 2020 (in Circular no. 1709) FIFA announced its new edition of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (FIFA RSTP) that entered into force on 1 March 2020. This new version includes important news that will affect future 'transfer windows' of football players. The most important change is the introduction of … Continue reading Bridge Transfers
In the 2010's, the football world underwent some significant changes. From nuanced transfer clauses to advanced goal-line technology, the game has been modernised. In the last year of the decade, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was finally introduced in the Premier League. Since then, the ripples of that technology have been felt far and wide. … Continue reading VAR, What is it good for? Absolutely nothing?
It is now one full year since the tragic accident that took away the life of the prolific young footballer Emiliano Sala. But there has been little peace since his death between his former club FC Nantes ("Nantes") and Cardiff City FC ("Cardiff") where the player was headed. On 25 September 2019, the legal dispute … Continue reading Emiliano Sala: An Agreement Never Rests In Peace
The Centre for Sports Law Research (CSLR) and Police Research Unit at Edge Hill University hosted the ‘Policing in Football’ event on 22 November 2019. I was fortunate enough to be a part of this event and cannot thank Edge Hill University enough for hosting events which allow aspiring lawyers to network with professionals as … Continue reading Policing UK Football: Is it Proportionate?