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Alex Miller is a freelance journalist and editor with 14 years experience writing for national newspapers, consumer titles, news wires, trade magazines, websites, E-magazines, radio and television. His articles have been published in titles and websites as diverse as the BBC, The Sunday Express, The Independent, Football Punk, sportingintelligence, SportBusiness International, F.C. Business and liverpool-kop.com. He also has experience as an expert commentator on TV and radio for BBC Radio Five Live and the Premier League TV channel.

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Premier League shirt sponsors pour record £166m into top-flight bank accounts – with Arsenal seeing the biggest rise, Football

Premier League shirt sponsors pour record £166m into top-flight bank accounts – with Arsenal seeing the biggest rise

The combined shirt sponsorship income of the Premier League’s 20 clubs has again defied the recession by rising £18.65m year-on-year to a record £165.75m this season – with big winners but some fallers among the new deals.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 26 August 2013 at 1:51 pm

Newcastle don’t need a football director – they need a new medical team after finishing bottom of the injury league, Football

Newcastle don’t need a football director – they need a new medical team after finishing bottom of the injury league

Newcastle United have shocked their fans by appointing Joe Kinnear as director of football but new figures suggest that it is their medical department that could use some reinforcement.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 17 June 2013 at 4:39 pm

Nike kit deal puts England at No 2 in the world (but which country is top?), Football

Nike kit deal puts England at No 2 in the world (but which country is top?)

As England’s new football strip – made by Nike – is revealed today, new research shows the English FA are now second in the world in terms of income from their kit manufacturer.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 20 May 2013 at 4:52 pm

Manchester United and Real Madrid top global shirt sale charts, Football

Manchester United and Real Madrid top global shirt sale charts

There is a misconception in some quarters that big clubs sell tens of millions of shirts a year but this is simply untrue. As the graphic shows, only three clubs sell more than 1m shirts a year each consistently.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 8 October 2012 at 4:12 pm

Manchester City top the ‘injury league’, with Manchester United bottom, Football

Manchester City top the ‘injury league’, with Manchester United bottom

The results of new research into every significant injury suffered by every Premier League footballer in the 2011/12 season reveal that Manchester City came out as clear winners in the injury league – suffering fewer major problems than any other side.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 29 May 2012 at 10:47 am

The £39.6m in unpaid football taxes (and that’s only part of it), Football

The £39.6m in unpaid football taxes (and that’s only part of it)

When Darlington went into administration in 2009 – the second of three times the club has now done so – they owed HMRC tax arrears of more than four hundred thousand pounds.
As part of the deal that led to them coming out of administration, unsecured creditors, including the tax man, received 0.0009 [...]

By | Football, Sport | Saturday, 31 March 2012 at 4:00 am

Feeling the pinch: Headline sponsorship values down for major European FAs, Sport

Feeling the pinch: Headline sponsorship values down for major European FAs

Elite football is not totally immune from the recession after all: the six national teams in Europe with the most lucrative headline sponsorships will go to Euro 2012 with combined deals worth less money than they had at the 2010 World Cup.

By | Sport | Monday, 12 December 2011 at 4:24 pm

Premier League shirt deals surge to £117.5m on back of City’s Etihad uplift, Sport

Premier League shirt deals surge to £117.5m on back of City’s Etihad uplift

The combined shirt sponsorship income of the Premier League’s 20 clubs for the 2011-12 season has jumped almost 20 per cent from £100.45m to £117.5m.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 23 August 2011 at 3:01 pm

FA to hire anti-corruption experts to cope with match-fix threat, Sport

FA to hire anti-corruption experts to cope with match-fix threat

The Football Association’s concerns over gambling-related corruption has prompted the governing body to hire external expert advisers to deal with the threat.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 6 July 2011 at 12:55 pm

Football financier Keith Harris advises Liverpool and Everton to groundshare, Sport

Football financier Keith Harris advises Liverpool and Everton to groundshare

Keith Harris, the chairman of the investment bank Seymour Pierce and the man who brokered billionaire takeovers at Premier League clubs Chelsea, Aston Villa, Manchester City and elsewhere, has revealed that he has advised Liverpool and Everton to groundshare.

By | Sport | Monday, 11 April 2011 at 3:51 pm

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