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14th November 2016

MOVING FROM THE INSTITUTIONAL MODEL OF HEALTHCARE

“WE ARE A GUEST IN YOUR LIFE, RATHER THAN YOU BEING A PATIENT IN OUR HOSPITAL”In my last blog I […]
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Steven Michael
Published by Steven Michael
27th October 2016

Podium Supremacy for Iconic Sports Brands

For years two brands have dominated the global sporting landscape: Nike and Adidas. The two of them have been duelling […]
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John Mitchell
Published by John Mitchell
14th September 2016

SPORT AND THE ARTS: THEIR ROLE IN SUPPORTING GOOD HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE

In this Olympic year of 2016, which has seen great success for Team GB and even greater achievements in the […]
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John Mitchell
Published by John Mitchell
1st September 2016

The good governance to Anti-Money Laundering

Proper governance is the key to effective anti-money laundering, particularly within the gaming sector, a specialist industry for WGP Global. […]
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Claire Gauci
Published by Claire Gauci
24th August 2016

Timberwolves in landmark Chinese investment

National Basketball Association (NBA) side Minnesota Timberwolves have restructured their ownership make-up, in a move that will see Chinese minority […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
24th August 2016

The life of a professional athlete: The hard part

Modern sport is unrecognisable from yesteryear.We have made revolutionary strides in terms of sports science and medical care. Athletes are […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
24th August 2016

Depression in sport

Recent research suggests that the prevalence of anxiety and depression symptoms in professional footballers is greater than the normal population […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
24th August 2016

Does China’s worst Olympic Games medal haul since 2000 point to a change in the country’s attitude towards sport?

The good news for China is that this won’t be their worst Olympics in a generation. It’s a close-run thing, […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by James Porteous, South China Morning Post
24th August 2016

Youth training in European football: A comparative analysis

1. IntroductionYouth training is of fundamental importance for football. Without quality training, the sporting development of the game cannot be […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Drs Raffaele Poli, Loïc Ravenel and Roger Besson
24th August 2016

2016/2017 RECORD TRANSFERS: INFLATED EXPENDITURE OR WITHIN INDUSTRY STANDARDS?

With a reported fee of EUR 105 million, Paul Pogba’s return to Manchester United from Juventus surprised many fans and […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by KPMG, Football Benchmark
17th August 2016

The difficulties facing Team GB Cycling

British Cycling has undergone something of a transformation since Sky became headline sponsors for the brand back in 2008.Success in […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
10th August 2016

Private sector funding into grassroots Chinese sport should be welcomed

Although investment into China is continuing apace and the country is seen to be modernizing at a rate of knots, […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
10th August 2016

WGP #Insights interview with Liz Johnson

You were diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child but, as I understand it, were encouraged by your mum to […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
3rd August 2016

MID-SEASON MANAGERIAL CHANGES: A SHORT-TERM DECISION?

European top division managers are constantly under pressure and on-field success or failure tends to decide the fate of football […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Football Benchmark
3rd August 2016

VALUE FOR MONEY OF THE MOST PROMINENT EUROPEAN FOOTBALL CLUBS

Through an analysis of the correlation between their Enterprise Values (EV)[1] as of 1 January 2016 and the price of […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Football Benchmark
3rd August 2016

Breaking down the loan system

YOUNGSTER LOANED TO A LOWER DIVISION CLUBMost commonly, young football players are loaned to a club in a lower league […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Fieldoo Blog
3rd August 2016

Mental health in football – the unseen battle

Many football fans imagine that players live in ivory towers, cut off from the real world with their fame and […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Neil Stacy, The Guardian
3rd August 2016

Which organisations help football players?

Whether you are trying to make a transfer or just to get informed about football player’s rights or agents, you […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Fieldoo Blog
3rd August 2016

Cryotherapy – what is it and how can you use it?

Social media is full of interesting posts, pictures, and videos how famous footballers use ice baths and cold pools after their […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Fieldoo Blog
3rd August 2016

A look at the technology used in modern football

The most known technology used in sports is Hawk-Eye used in tennis. Technology is also often used in team sports […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Fieldoo Blog
3rd August 2016

10 things to keep in mind when traveling for a football trial

You just got a great offer to go on a football trial or play abroad, but you need to take […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Fieldoo Blog
28th July 2016

A commercial look at The Open

The 145th Open Championship, the only one of golf’s four majors to be held outside of the US, takes place […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Sports Pro Media
28th July 2016

What’s next for the German Grand Prix?

Due to the financial and management turmoil at the Nürburgring, last year’s Formula One calendar didn’t include a German race […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Sports Pro Media
28th July 2016

How Twitter fell head over heels for sport

SportsPro America editor Michael Long ponders the ongoing evolution of Twitter’s live rights strategy and how the company’s fondness for […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Michael Long, Sports Pro Media
28th July 2016

World’s highest-paid athletes: Cristiano Ronaldo tops Forbes 2016 list

He’s just won the Champions League with Real Madrid — and now Cristiano Ronaldo can celebrate being the world’s highest-paid […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by CNN
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28th July 2016

Virgin Media releases really quite good ad starring Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt has appeared in Virgin Media commercials for many years now, with the brand mostly featuring him in comedic […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Sport Quake
28th July 2016

Arsene Wenger: BRexit is a spanner in the works

Speaking in an exclusive interview with France Football, Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger discussed the consequences of Brexit and more. In full.What […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by France Football
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28th July 2016

A football match via YouTube using 360 degree camera – This is the future

In an age where the distribution of digital sports content is king, Liverpool have set the bar by making a […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
28th July 2016

Chinese Super League – Review

 It’s a lesser-known fact that Chinese game of Cuju, dating back to the 3rd century BC, is recognised by FIFA […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Fieldoo Blog
28th July 2016

Behind the scenes of football transfers

Twice a year, at the end and in the middle, there’s a break in the most important football leagues. Those […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Fieldoo Blog
28th July 2016

Why do you need to have a football agent?

We can all agree that a footballer’s career rarely lasts more than 15 years. Within that time players need to […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Fieldoo Blog
15th July 2016

WGP #Insights interview with Hilde Gunn Olsen

Hilde Gunn Olsen is a 24-year-old female professional footballer who is currently signed to Sunderland Ladies in England.A goalkeeper of […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
13th July 2016

The Business Of Sports: It’s Not Just A Game

How Sports Franchises Balance Pulling Profits and Pleasing FansIn October of 1957, Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley announced that he […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by David Davis
13th July 2016

Fit for purpose? Post Euro interview with UEFA referee guru

July 13 – English referee Mark Clattenburg led the Euro 2016 final as the tournament climaxed with a prolonged encounter […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Samindra Kunti, Inside World Football
13th July 2016

WGP #Insights interview with Republic of Ireland international Kieran Sadlier

Kieran Sadlier is a name that won’t be known to too many outside football circles at this stage, but it […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
6th July 2016

‘T20 tennis’ – Judy Murray on boosting participation

The governing bodies behind world tennis have to look at new and innovative options to get younger people, particularly women, […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Sports Pro Media
6th July 2016

Formula E and the rise of the innovator

This weekend, Battersea Park will play host to some of the fastest electric vehicles in the world. As Formula E […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Sports Pro Media
6th July 2016

La Liga adopts ‘clean brand’ after failing to land title sponsor

The top two tiers of Spanish soccer have been rebranded for next season after the operating body for both leagues failed […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Sports Pro Media
6th July 2016

Seattle reigns: how the fan-centric Sounders are leading the MLS charge

Firmly established as a domestic powerhouse, the Seattle Sounders are Major League Soccer’s best-supported franchise. Now, with US soccer bosses […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Sports Pro Media
6th July 2016

A World on the Move

In a recent discussion of the global refugee crisis on the Today programme the Labour peer, Lord Meghnad Desai made […]
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James Mayall
Published by James Mayall
Written by Professor James Mayall
6th July 2016

Lionel Messi handed 21-month jail term

Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud.His father, Jorge Messi, […]
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James Mayall
Published by James Mayall
Written by BBC Sport
6th July 2016

The EU State aid and sport saga: The Showdown

It’s been a long wait, but they’re finally here! On Monday, the European Commission released its decisions regarding State aid […]
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James Mayall
Published by James Mayall
Written by Oskar van Maren, http://www.asser.nl/SportsLaw/Blog
29th June 2016

Adidas and Wanda in monumental tie-up

German sportswear manufacturer Adidas has signed a major strategic partnership deal with Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda to promote sport throughout […]
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James Mayall
Published by James Mayall
Written by Sports Pro Media
29th June 2016

THE ‘BIG FIVE’ STADIA LANDSCAPE AHEAD OF THE 2016/2017 SEASON

Stadia, if properly conceptualised, can contribute greatly the success of football clubs. As a result of increasing competition and desire […]
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James Mayall
Published by James Mayall
Written by Football Benchmark
29th June 2016

WGP Insights interview with ex-West Ham striker David Cross

David Cross was what football fans would fondly term an ‘old school’ centre-forward.A player who really put himself in where […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
29th June 2016

WGP Insights interview with ex-Everton star Raymond Atteveld

Raymond Atteveld joined Everton in the late 1980s after impressing in the Dutch Eredivisie.Although his major sporting successes came at […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
29th June 2016

Kit Launch Ecommerce: What Stops Fans Buying Directly From Their Club?

The kit launch is one of the most important commercial events in the football calendar. For every club, there is […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Paul Rafter
22nd June 2016

Image rights in the UK explained

In order to understand what image rights are, it’s probably best to understand where they fit into the wider football […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Daniel Geey and Pete Hackleton in the Sports Group at Safferys
22nd June 2016

What would BRexit really mean for the Premier League?

In the run-up to the Brexit referendum, there have been a steadily increasing number of articles on the Brexit consequences […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Daniel Geey and Jonny Madill
22nd June 2016

Premier League parachute payments explained

The BasicsParachute payments are funds provided by the Premier League to clubs relegated from the Premier League to the Football […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Daniel Geey
22nd June 2016

Buy-Out and Release Clauses in Football

This is a brief blog on the issue of buy-out and release clauses in football player contracts. There appears to […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Daniel Geey
22nd June 2016

Knockout deal for Anthony Joshua and William Hill

William Hill has signed a deal with events promoter Matchroom Sport to be the title sponsor of IBF world heavyweight […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
22nd June 2016

Dmitri Payet’s stunning form rewarded

French telecoms operator SFR has named French international soccer player Dimitri Payet as its new ambassador for La Reunion, Guadeloupe, […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
22nd June 2016

Adidas seal €50m per year shirt deal with Germany

The German Football Association (DFB) and sportswear manufacturer Adidas have announced an extension of their long-running partnership.The four-year contract will […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
15th June 2016

GoalControl files complaint over Hawk-Eye selection for Euro 2016

Goal-line technology company GoalControl has filed a complaint to Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, the Bundeskartellamt, over the choice of European […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Sport Business
15th June 2016

World’s highest-paid athletes: Cristiano Ronaldo tops Forbes 2016 list

He’s just won the Champions League with Real Madrid — and now Cristiano Ronaldo can celebrate being the world’s highest-paid […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by CNN
15th June 2016

Russia summons France ambassador to warn that relations will suffer over Euro 2016 fan arrests

Russia on Wednesday summoned France’s ambassador to protest over the arrest of Russian supporters at the Euro 2016 football tournament […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by South China Morning Post
15th June 2016

Brief overview of the steps necessary to take over a football club in England

The Football Association Premier League in England is the biggest league in world football in terms of the income that […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
15th June 2016

St Pauli head coach can’t make photoshoot to show off new signing so Germany’s cult club use a mask of the boss instead

You’ve just made a new signing and you want to show him off to the world but your manager isn’t […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Daily Mail
15th June 2016

EURO 2016: SIMPLY THE BEST FOR EUROPE’S BIGGEST EVER INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION?

Euro 2016 is underway and KPMG’s Football Benchmark team has taken a look at some of the statistics behind the […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by KPMG’s Football Benchmark
15th June 2016

Chinese grab a foothold in Australian soccer as company Ledman buys A-League’s Newcastle Jets

China’s Ledman Group has purchased Australian A-League club Newcastle Jets, Football Federation Australia (FFA) said on Tuesday.The Shenzhen-based optoelectronics company, […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by South China Morning Post
15th June 2016

New Aston Villa owner Tony Xia completes takeover after passing English Football League’s ‘fit and proper’ test

China’s Tony Xia completed his takeover of relegated former Premier League side Aston Villa on Tuesday after passing the English […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by South China Morning Post
15th June 2016

Hot air and hyperbole: China’s sports deals hit the hogwash jackpot

Chinese money is pouring into Western sports. The list of recent or potential deals is dizzying, spanning everything from European […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Reuters
15th June 2016

2016/17 Premier League fixtures

It’s that day of the year when men across the country are like children opening their presents at Christmas.June 15, […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
8th June 2016

Chinese retail giant Suning reveals plans for a ‘soccer empire’ as Inter Milan purchase nears

Chinese retail giant Suning Commerce Group Co Ltd, set to tie up a deal for Italian soccer club Inter Milan, […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Reuters
8th June 2016

Why young stars Zhang Yuning and Wang Shuang could spearhead China’s dreams of soccer domination

There was no Chinese Super League action this weekend but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t another big week for the […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jonathan White
8th June 2016

WGP Insights interview with ex-Man Utd star Gordon Hill

Gordon Hill was a London-born professional footballer who made it ‘up north’ – becoming Manchester United’s leading goalscorer in the […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
8th June 2016

WGP Insights interview with Valencia’s Charlie I’Anson

Charlie I’Anson has followed a path that not too many would undertake. That of an English professional footballer trying to […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
8th June 2016

WGP Insights interview with ex-West Ham United star Ian Feuer

Ian Feuer is one of a select group of footballers who has played at the top level of the game […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
1st June 2016

Barcelona’s billion pound deal with Nike

When you’ve got the best footballers in the world in your ranks, they cost big money.If you’ve more than one, […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
1st June 2016

New South Korean signing for Tottenham Hotspur

English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur have appointed Infiniss as their new licensing agent in South Korea.   The agency […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by SportsPro
1st June 2016

Stephen Curry named the world’s most marketable athlete in 2016

National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar Wardell Stephen ‘Steph’ Curry, 28, has been ranked as the most marketable athlete in the […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
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1st June 2016

The best motivational talk before a game ever?

Ever wondered what’s it like to be on the receiving end of a motivational speech. Wonder no more…
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
1st June 2016

Key figures still believe ‘golf will grow in China’ – here’s why

When the Chinese Communist Party last year banned all 88 million of its members from joining golf clubs, a stigma […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Alex Jenkins
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25th May 2016

Premier League gets social

SportQuake has been monitoring the social growth of Premier League clubs this season.The League itself has gained 17.5m new followers […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Sportquake
25th May 2016

Leicester City to bring 15 Chinese players to England

Leicester City have long had an interest in the development of young Thai players thanks to the tie-up with major […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
25th May 2016

West Ham granted Olympic Stadium digital wrap permission

West Ham United has been granted planning permission for a wrap solution around the outside of the club’s new stadium. […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
25th May 2016

Who is Aston Villa’s Tony Xia and is he the right man to lead the club?

After 10 years of stagnation and finally relegation under American owner Randy Lerner, the news that he had sold storied […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by James Porteous
25th May 2016

China rethinks its sporting obsession as Rio Olympics approach

Change is unfolding at Shanghai’s No.1 Children’s Sports School Pudong New Area, a small cog in a state-run machine that […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Reuters
25th May 2016

WGP Insights interview with England Ladies international Natasha Dowie

Natasha Dowie currently plays for FA WSL club Doncaster Rovers Belles and has had a long career at the highest […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
18th May 2016

WTA signs TV deal with BeIN

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has signed a five-year, multi-territory agreement with Qatari broadcaster BeIN Media Group.The deal means BeIN […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Sports Pro Media
18th May 2016

Heineken in huge Formula One deal

Global beer brand Heineken is set to become a major trackside partner of Formula One, according to multiple reports.The deal, […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Sports Pro Media
18th May 2016

Captain Morgan produce limited edition Captain ‘Wes’ Morgan bottles

Drinks brand Captain Morgan have taken full advantage of Leicester City’s unlikely Premier League victory.A fantastic marketing opportunity presented itself and […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
18th May 2016

Champions League final to be streamed live on YouTube

In a landmark move, the Champions League final will be broadcast on YouTube for the first time ever in the […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
18th May 2016

New Chinese partner for Manchester City

Manchester City’s expansion into China has increased.The club have recently announced that China’s leading operator of smart technology and Internet […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
18th May 2016

Chelsea end Adidas deal six years early

In what’s being seen as something of a landmark move for a top flight football club, Chelsea and adidas AG […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
18th May 2016

Aston Villa the next football club to be sold to Chinese invetors

How the mighty have fallen.Thirty-four years ago Aston Villa were kings of Europe, Peter Withe’s late goal against Bayern Munich […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
12th May 2016

The cost of Manchester City failing to qualify for the 2016/17 Champions League

If Manchester City were to miss out on qualification for next seasons Champions League, there will of course be far-reaching […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
12th May 2016

Which teams can qualify for Europa and Champions League?

West Ham’s win over Manchester United on Tuesday was the team’s final triumph at the Boleyn Ground, but the match […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
12th May 2016

Football in China: Meet the people turning government’s dream into reality

China wants to be a “world football superpower” by 2050 and aims to develop a national team capable of winning […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Richard Conway and David Lockwood - BBC Sport in Shanghai
12th May 2016

China women’s football team looking for medals in Rio 2016

The Chinese government recently announced an ambitious plan to transform the country into “a world football superpower” by the year […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Luis Aguilar
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12th May 2016

Manchester City welcomes PAK Lighting to their team

Manchester City Football Club have signed a new partnership agreement with PAK Lighting, which sees the market leading supplier of […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by FCBusiness
12th May 2016

Patrick O’Connell: The man who saved Barcelona

AUDIO: http://pca.st/uiK2?utm_content=buffer367a7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=bufferThe first Irishman to play for and captain Manchester United. A one-time captain of Ireland.The man who led Real […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Presidents Obama and Xi Jinping shaking hands
11th May 2016

A New World Disorder?

This is the first of a monthly round-up of geopolitical events around the world. Where to begin? It is not […]
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James Mayall
Published by James Mayall
4th May 2016

Brexit, Premier League player transfers, and the FA’s flawed immigration rules

To Brexit or not to Brexit? That is the question. While the government has spent millions trying to convince the […]
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James Mayall
Published by James Mayall
Written by Maria Patsalos
4th May 2016

China – snooker’s eastern promise

During snooker’s so-called golden age of the 1970s and 80s, the sport was able to attract 18 million nocturnal viewers […]
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James Mayall
Published by James Mayall
Written by Sports Pro
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4th May 2016

Olympic Stadium: An update

West Ham United’s Karren Brady with the latest update on the progress at London’s Olympic Stadium.
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
4th May 2016

Carling signs three-year deal with the Premier League

The Premier League has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Carling.The Molson Coors-owned beer brand will return as a sponsor […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Sports Pro
4th May 2016

Lucozade renew London Marathon sponsorship

Lucozade Sport has extended its sponsorship of the London Marathon until 2019.The isotonic drinks brand, which will now be taking […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Sports Pro
4th May 2016

Coca-Cola: Founding partner for Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Coca-Cola has signed a ten-year deal to become a founding partner of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new home of the Atlanta […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
4th May 2016

Five Key Trends That Are Driving the Business of Sports

“What’s the difference between a customer and a fan?” asked Vivek Ranadivé, leader of the ownership group of the NBA’s […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Loren Mooney
4th May 2016

City Football Group’s achievements two years after Melbourne Heart buyout

In January 2014, I attempted to write a synopsis of what life might be like for Melbourne Heart fans under […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Simon Hill, Fox Sports
4th May 2016

The wealth of European football: How UEFA distributes revenue among clubs

With Europe’s major leagues reaching their climax and the pursuit of a place in next season’s Champions League dominating the […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by KPMG - Football Benchmark
27th April 2016

Local players remain vital to the growth and sustainability of the Chinese Super League

Whether you’re a player, manager or a coach, everyone wants to get on the football gravy train that is fast-tracking […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
27th April 2016

If you’ve not heard of Chan Yuen-ting, you soon will

Football is all the rage in China and surrounding countries and it’s certainly not a solely male preserve.Chan Yuen-ting was […]
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Jason Pettigrove
Published by Jason Pettigrove
Written by Jason Pettigrove
27th April 2016

Chelsea’s 18-year-old Dominic Solanke demands £50,000 per week

You don’t have to look very far at all to find out everything that’s wrong with football these days.The ‘beautiful […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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27th April 2016

Chinese retail giant Suning closing in on deal for Italian football club Internazionale

According to reports from China, Suning Group are ready to make their move into elite football club ownership, with a […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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20th April 2016

Pako Ayesteran interview

Pako Ayestarán Barandiarán is a football coach, performance analyst and sports scientist of some renown. He is perhaps best known […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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20th April 2016

This time for real: Xi Jinping’s vision for China football has galvanised stakeholders

Barely a week goes by without an announcement detailing China’s 15-year plan to become a football superpower producing world-beating players […]
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Written by Peter Simpson, South China Morning Post
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20th April 2016

Interview with Alan Hudson

Former Chelsea, Stoke City, Arsenal and Seattle Sounders legend Alan Hudson opens the WGP #insights series.
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Virtual Reality Surgery
18th April 2016

World’s First Live Virtual Reality Cancer Surgery

Is Virtual Reality set to change medical care forever?Last week saw a landmark moment in the increasingly converging fields of […]
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EU / Turkey Deal
8th April 2016

The EU / Turkey Migrant Deal solves Nothing

Regardless of your views on the migrant crisis currently gripping Europe it appears no one, except the politicians, is happy […]
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6th April 2016

Panama Papers – Is Lionel Messi the tip of the football iceberg?

The Panama Papers investigation that has sprung to life over the past week or so has rocked every corner of […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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6th April 2016

FA announce more funding for grassroots football

It’s not before time let’s be honest.English football has been crying out for some investment at the grassroots level for […]
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30th March 2016

Why Thailand have taken Leicester City to their hearts

This time last year Leicester City were fighting for their Premier League lives.A late-season surge saw the Foxes eventually survive […]
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30th March 2016

Grassroots football: ‘REFspect’ – no ref, no game

A couple of years ago FA Chairman Greg Dyke espoused the virtues of the ‘Respect’ campaign, an initiative aimed at […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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30th March 2016

MANCHESTER CITY: EYES ON THE PRIZE

Words via Richard Laverty, Our Game magazineA second season in a row without any silverware come December won’t be acceptable […]
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Written by Richard Laverty, Our Game magazine
30th March 2016

England U17 Ladies post perfect Euro qualifying record

The come down for the England men’s team after a 1-2 defeat to the Netherlands at Wembley on Tuesday night […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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23rd March 2016

West Ham United submit spectacular Olympic Stadium digital wrap plans

Words via FC Business.comWest Ham United have confirmed  the submission of a planning application by E20 LLP for a spectacular […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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Written by FC Business
23rd March 2016

Did Novak Djokovic really need to apologise for his comments on the gender pay gap in tennis?

After all, he’s got a point hasn’t he?His view might not be the most politically correct, and his articulation of […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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16th March 2016

Brands should take a zero tolerance approach when their credibility is at stake

Attaching one’s brand name to a sporting superstar by way of sponsorship is a sure fire way to see that […]
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16th March 2016

FC Barcelona unveil the biggest football stadium in Europe

All words via FC Barcelona.comFC Barcelona has announced that the Espai Barça jury has unanimously selected the bid by Nikken […]
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16th March 2016

Are the traditional role models disappearing from elite sports?

There was a time not so long ago when elite sports professionals were looked upon as such.Men and women whose […]
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16th March 2016

Throwback: West Bromwich Albion tour China in 1978

With the focus of the football world shifting toward China and the huge riches on offer, here is a short […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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11th March 2016

Is a cap on ticket prices the way forward for football clubs in England?

Finally Premier League clubs have seen the light. It’s taken long enough mind.A cap of £30 on the price of […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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11th March 2016

Chinese Super League – a disaster waiting to happen?

After a winter transfer window full of surprises, the football world has been left in little doubt that China is […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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messilineker
11th March 2016

Messi and Lineker, protagonists of Walkers’s new commercial

Football stars have always been great brand ambassadors, they capture people’s attention because of their global impact and many people […]
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Written by Esteve Calzada, CEO Prime Time Sport
11th March 2016

Should clubs/employers ban elite sport stars excessive use of social media?

There’s simply no getting away from it.The social media phenomenon continues apace with companies trying their hardest to be the […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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11th March 2016

Maria Sharapova: Are sponsors right to stand behind sports professionals that have been labelled as drug cheats?

A round of applause for Maria Sharapova. A lesson in how to play the media when a career crisis point […]
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2nd March 2016

European breakaway league: Is football about to change forever?

The beginning of a secret plot to form the most controversial breakaway in football history? Or an innocent catch-up with […]
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Written by Dan Roan (BBC Sport)
2nd March 2016

Galatasaray banned from Europe for breaching FFP rules

The fightback has begun.Football’s notoriously lacklustre governing bodies have allowed Europe’s top clubs to get away with various administrative breaches […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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Show Me the Money
6th January 2016

Intangible image of a sports property

From “Show me the money” by Esteve Calzada: History and positioning, as well as the results of sport, commercial and […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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25th November 2015

Sports Investment in China will pay off

Via Mark Dreyer of The Global Times: The author is a Beijing-based writer. dreyermark@gmail.com It’s an exciting time for the sports industry […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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wba
25th November 2015

West Bromwich Albion launch Chinese Weibo account

Press Release from West Bromwich Albion Football Club: West Bromwich Albion, the first European football club to tour China in […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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cba
19th November 2015

Tissot sponsorship comes at the right time for CBA

Infront Sports and Media, exclusive marketing partner of China’s Professional Basketball League (CBA), recently terminated their two-year deal with Tag […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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Spurs
19th November 2015

Premier League Tottenham Hotspur to partner with Qingdao Chongding FC

Tottenham Hotspur FC of the English Premier League are the latest to sign a partnership deal with a Chinese football […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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jackma
12th November 2015

Will Jack Ma become the latest Chinese billionaire to invest in European football?

If you haven’t heard the name Jack Ma you soon will. China’s second richest man behind Wang Jianlin is starting […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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12th November 2015

RCD Espanyol sold to Rastar Group

In line with current trends in European football, including the recent buying of a 20% stake in Atletico Madrid by […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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US College Football
12th November 2015

Nissan changing the landscape of US collegiate sports

In a further sign of the growing influence of far eastern money in world sport, Japanese car manufacturer Nissan has […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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ajax
5th November 2015

Is Ajax’s exclusive streaming agreement in China the way forward?

Ajax Amsterdam remain one of football’s trailblazers. Never one to pass up a commercial opportunity, the joint Eredivisie leaders have […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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Football Logos
5th November 2015

City Football Group Singapore expansion

To further enhance their presence in the Asian region, City Football Group has recently announced the creation and launch of […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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goetze
5th November 2015

Bundesliga banking on bumper Chinese harvest

The race to conquer the Asian football market is well underway with the English Premier League and La Liga leading […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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Mansion
5th November 2015

Shrewd iGaming operator taking advantage of Asian interest in EPL

iGaming company Mansion.com first came to prominence within football circles when sponsoring Tottenham Hotspur back in 2006. They’re now back […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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f1
5th November 2015

China Media Capital to take over F1 from Bernie Ecclestone?

Although much of the recent Chinese investment into sport has been via worldwide football properties, the strong focus on the […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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barcaescola
3rd November 2015

Commercial European football deals funded by China since President Jinping’s UK visit

The recent visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the United Kingdom has accelerated the conclusion of sports deals between […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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President Jinping wants to ensure that Chinese football has a world presence before the 2022 World Cup.
3rd November 2015

Chinese investment in European football properties on the rise

Whisper it quietly…the Chinese are coming.The ripple of investment from the Far East into European football properties is turning into […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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3rd November 2015

A look at the most marketable athletes in 2015

It may come as a surprise to many that Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray have been left out […]
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Jason Pettigrove
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3rd November 2015

Why businesses should invest in perimeter advertising

LED perimeter advertising gives companies a cost effective way of building brand awareness on either a local, national or international […]
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15th July 2015

The Advantages of Regulation in Malta

WGP operates under three primary principles all based on its “Client comes first” philosophy. We always work in the client’s […]
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Claire Gauci
Published by Claire Gauci
15th July 2015

The Global Market for Luxury Brands

Greek owners of expensive yachts are reportedly keeping a low profile but the global market for luxury brands is looking fairly buoyant.
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Chris Orchard
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Family-Business
15th July 2015

Global Family Businesses

Capitalism would collapse without families. More than 90% of companies are family businesses. And not just corner shops or father and son builders. Also global companies such as Walmart, BMW, Samsung and Hermes.
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David Orchard
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Philanthropy
15th July 2015

Give it away now

The concept of Philanthropia – “loving what it is to be human,??? or what we now call Philanthropy, has gone through its fair share of philosophical and political tussles throughout the ages.
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