Whilst Watford FC was well within its rights to do so, the influx of such a large amount of players from the two European sides which were also under the control of the Pozzo family prompted a change to the EFL’s Regulations. In advance of the 2013/14 season, the EFL clubs (including, it should be said, Watford FC) voted in favour of a rule change which meant that only 5 loan players (whether from overseas or from other domestic clubs) could be named in a match day squad and just 4 could be from a single club (of which only 2 could be over the age of 23). … [Read more...] about Part Two – Common Ownership of Sports Teams and its Regulation in European Football
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“Following a thorough investigation, and further to several important governance and structural changes made by the clubs (regarding corporate matters, financing, personnel, sponsorship arrangement, etc.), the CFCB deemed that no individual or legal entity had anymore a decisive influence over more than one club participating in a UEFA club competition.” … [Read more...] about Common-Ownership: UEFA Reach Decision on Participation by RB Leipzig and FC Red Bull Salzburg in UEFA Champions League 2017/2018
DMV Reports for Ride-Sharing Services DriversAB 1422 requires ride-sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, to participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles' "pull-notice system" to regularly check the driving records of participating drivers, regardless of whether the driver is an employee or an independent contractor.3 The pull-notice system which allows employers to monitor employees' driver's license records, provides electronic reports showing "actions/activities" (i.e., accidents, license revocations/suspensions, DUIs and other actions taken against a license holder). … [Read more...] about California Employment Law Updates – Notable Changes in 2016
Some days, it's telling Perry to start talking publicly because "that's her job." Others it's calling out Bono on Twitter for marking over the Nike swoosh on her golf shoes, Bono's way of protesting Nike's decision to have former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick serve as the centerpiece of an ad campaign. Still others, it's wearing a teal leotard — as she did during the finals of the U.S. Championships — as a tribute to survivors of sexual abuse, herself included. … [Read more...] about Simone Biles Ready to Soar at World Championships
It is interesting to see the comments of Andrea Radrizzani, the new owner of Leeds United, an Italian national who made his fortune selling the rights to broadcast football, especially the Premier League, all over the world. His expertise is in the future value of football TV rights which he believes will continue to grow. He says “because of the digitisation, I think what we could see in the next few years is a huge change in the consumption of media. It’s started already. Try to imagine if all the Premier League games were now available, easily accessed by match or by season or by team via Amazon or Netflix. The audience could be much bigger. The single price per client could be lower; the total amount would still be bigger … Netflix has broken the market on pay-TV with entertainment. Can this happen with sport? I think so.” … [Read more...] about UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Regulations: Neymar, Mbappe and PSG’s transfer policy – “Financial Doping” or Market Forces?