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  1. Can Grassroots Football Sin Bins Improve Player Behaviour?

    Can Grassroots Football Sin Bins Improve Player Behaviour?
    The FA has been grappling with the growing problem of bad behaviour in grassroots football for many years. National campaigns, educational programmes and increasingly strict rules regarding the issue don’t seem to have worked.  There is still a serious behaviour problem in community football — and more drastic action is needed.  This year sees the launch of a new rule...
  2. Can English Football Learn Something from the MLS Academy System?

    Can English Football Learn Something from the MLS Academy System?
    Wayne Rooney is about to become the latest European football star to see out their career in America. It seems the lure of MLS is too much to resist for the world’s biggest stars. But why is this? More importantly, is it hurting the development of the game Stateside? When Kaka signed for Orlando City, he picked up a cool...
  3. Could an All Star Series Bring Disenchanted English Football Fans Back to the Game?

    Could an All Star Series Bring Disenchanted English Football Fans Back to the Game?
    Despite being far and away the UK’s most popular sport, football has an image problem in this country. Season ticket prices in the Premier League and Championship are making it impossible for ardent fans to see their team in action. TV money continues to flood in at an unprecedented rate, and the game’s biggest stars are richer than ever. But...
  4. Is it Time for a New Tax on the Premier League's TV Rights Money?

    Is it Time for a New Tax on the Premier League's TV Rights Money?
    The plight of grassroots football in the UK has now transcended the sport. This desperate situation is now common knowledge, yet we are still having exactly the same conversations — more than a decade after the issue first hit national headlines. While the problems facing the game at youth and amateur levels are never really far from the back pages...
  5. Premier League’s Primary Stars Campaign Aims to Inspire Youngsters

    Premier League’s Primary Stars Campaign Aims to Inspire Youngsters
    Photo: Premier League Most Premier League initiatives are aimed at furthering the reach of the brand or getting more people playing, so it was somewhat gratifying to see the World’s richest domestic football competition throwing its weight behind an education initiative this week. The Premier League’s Primary Stars campaign aims to use the huge draw of the Premier League...
  6. Are Premier League Clubs About to Transform Grassroots Football in England?

    Are Premier League Clubs About to Transform Grassroots Football in England?
    The Premier League is a financial phenomenon that is completely unprecedented in club football. Indeed, only the World Cup can boast higher total revenues. So it makes it all the more baffling that grassroots football in England continues to decline and stagnate. In February 2015, The Premier League agreed a £4.2bn deal with Sky. In addition to this record deal...
  7. How Will Brexit Affect Football in Britain?

    How Will Brexit Affect Football in Britain?
    On June 23rd 2016, the British people made the historic decision to leave the European Union. The country - and indeed the whole of Europe - now faces an uncertain future. And this uncertainty has already reared its head at every level of football in Britain. While the details of Brexit will take several months to emerge, it is clear...
  8. Liverpool to Get Four New FA-Funded Football Hubs

    Liverpool to Get Four New FA-Funded Football Hubs
    In 2014 the Football Association announced ambitious plans to build more than 15 so-called football hubs around the country. The FA wanted to transform the way football is played across England. What the FA really meant was that they had been shamed into doing something about rotting football facilities and the shocking state of municipal pitches around England. A total...
  9. How Premier League Clubs Are Getting Involved in Community-Based Projects

    How Premier League Clubs Are Getting Involved in Community-Based Projects
    Premier League footballers aren’t always held in the highest esteem amongst those outside the football bubble. Huge weekly wages, bad behaviour on and off the pitch and a lack of role models has left a significant section of the population cynical with regard to the game’s highest earners. But is this fair? The Premier League has a range of community...
  10. Can the Government Shape the Future of English Football?

    Can the Government Shape the Future of English Football?
    As the Premier League continues to break revenue records, and the richest in the game continue to get richer, the minnows of English football continue to flirt with economic ruin. More than £5 billion will be pumped into the elite game over the next three years - and that’s just from TV revenues. Meanwhile, local clubs and football in the...

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