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The Football Lawyer: Brazil, Qatar, Manchester City and FFP – some legal homework for the summer months, Football

The Football Lawyer: Brazil, Qatar, Manchester City and FFP – some legal homework for the summer months

The World Cup is on its way, and soon some of the planet’s best players will be in a very tempting and wholly global shop window.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 28 May 2014 at 5:47 pm

The Football Lawyer: Once Brazilian players prove their European ancestry, it’s still not easy for them to settle, Football

The Football Lawyer: Once Brazilian players prove their European ancestry, it’s still not easy for them to settle

The fact that there are so many gifted Brazilians actually makes it harder for them to move abroad.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 30 January 2014 at 4:37 pm

From the Centipede to the Rat Hunter – How Brazil’s longest suffering club escaped from the wilderness, Football

From the Centipede to the Rat Hunter – How Brazil’s longest suffering club escaped from the wilderness

Welcome to football in the north east of Brazil…

By | Football, Sport | Saturday, 9 November 2013 at 9:00 am

iBet: Aguero Showing World Class Form, Sport

iBet: Aguero Showing World Class Form

I would keep stakes under control tonight.
There are better betting opportunities tomorrow in my opinion.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 5 November 2013 at 8:00 am

iBet: Stoke’s Expansive Revolution Just Isn’t Happening, Uncategorized

iBet: Stoke’s Expansive Revolution Just Isn’t Happening

There may have been five goals in Stoke’s last Premier League game but the stats firmly suggest that this is a fixture we should be going ‘unders’ on. The so-called expansive revolution under Mark Hughes hasn’t really happened.

By | | Saturday, 2 November 2013 at 10:00 am

The Football Lawyer: Qatar 2022 compensation claims and the problem with quotas, Football

The Football Lawyer: Qatar 2022 compensation claims and the problem with quotas

The reality is that Fifa and Qatar cannot predict what a court might rule…

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 15 October 2013 at 3:50 pm

Beautiful Horizon – How Belo Horizonte became the football capital of Brazil in 2013, Football

Beautiful Horizon – How Belo Horizonte became the football capital of Brazil in 2013

There might still be sixteen games left of this Brasileirão season, but last night’s celebrations of almost 50,000 Cruzeiro fans after a 3-0 win over closest rivals Botafogo had a definite ‘put the champagne on ice’ feel.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 19 September 2013 at 2:32 pm

The tale of the masseur and the goal-line clearance in Brazil – ‘I did it because of my love for the club’

While the back four of the Seleção has looked settled in recent months, competition for the incumbents may have emerged in the shape of a surprising late challenger.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 10 September 2013 at 4:28 pm

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

Cup more than half full for Brazilian football minnows, Football

Cup more than half full for Brazilian football minnows

To begin, a health warning. Regular readers of this column, if such things exist, should make a mug of strong, sweet tea and find a sturdy armchair in which to settle.

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 23 August 2013 at 4:39 pm

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