Tag Archives: The FA

The Saturday afternoon football blackout: an analysis

English fans of Spanish football may have been disappointed this weekend not to find El Clásico, the match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, in their TV guides.  The match kicked off at 3:15pm UK time and finished 1 – 1, with honours even, but was not shown on English television. While El Clásico represents one … Continue Reading

Joey Barton and betting: what are the rules on betting in English and Scottish football?

It was reported yesterday that Rangers football player Joey Barton has been charged by the Scottish Football Association (the “SFA”) for placing 44 bets on football matches.  It has been alleged that Barton placed the bets between 1 July and 15 September 2016.  He has been given until 12 October 2016 to respond to the … Continue Reading

The Sam Allardyce controversy: what are the rules regarding third party ownership?

The Telegraph has today reported that Sam Allardyce, the manager of the England football team, has explained to purported businessmen how they could circumvent the Football Association’s rules that prohibit third party ownership of players. While some of the other revelations in The Telegraph’s report may be more personally embarrassing for Allardyce, it is his … Continue Reading