Tag Archives: the FA

SBC’s On The Ball – Wembley, Eleven Sports and AC Milan

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition takes a closer look at why the sale of Wembley stadium fell apart, as well as a tough financial year for one of Italy’s biggest clubs. Khan withdraws Wembley interest  The £600m sale of Wembley stadium …

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Defender hit with six year ban after breaching betting rules

The Football Association has banned former Lincoln footballer Bradley Wood for six years and fined the defender £3,725, after he was found guilty of 25 betting related breaches. The two most damning charges which Wood denied, related to events that occurred during Lincoln’s memorable 2016‑17 FA Cup run, when the player was ruled to have purposely picked up two yellow …

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SBC’s on the ball: Russia 2018, The FA and Leicester City

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition looks at Russia 2018, a new sponsorship deal for the FA and a positive year for Leicester City. ____________________ The Football League schedule meeting with Wolves over third party ownership Following on from a number of …

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Joey Barton has FA ban for breaching betting rules reduced

Upon appeal, the ban of former England international and Premier League footballer, Joey Barton has been reduced by five months.  Barton was punished by The FA for breaching betting and player conduct rules on 1,260 bets on matches between 26 March 2006 and 13 May 2016.   The former Burnley midfielder appealed against the length of the ban, describing it …

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Tracey Crouch – UK on track to become World Leader in sports Governance & Transparency

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UK Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has praised national sports bodies for responding positively and ‘working to become compliant’ with the new ‘Code for Sports Governance’ which will be introduced by the end of October. Part of the government’s ‘Sporting Future’ mandate/code presented in December 2015, the UK seeks to become the world leader in sports governance and transparency. The code’s …

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UKGC responds to the FA’s end of relationship with betting

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a response to yesterday’s news that the English Football Association (FA) has ended all commercial ties with the betting/gambling industry. Following a governance review, the FA has decided to end its £4 million per year betting partnership with Ladbrokes, just one year into its four-year contract. English football’s governing body is reported to …

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The FA cuts Ladbrokes partnership, stating no more to gambling relationships

The English Football Association (FA) has confirmed that it has ended its ‘official betting partnership’ with Ladbrokes, just one year into its four-year contract (reported to be worth £4 million per year). Following an internal management review, FA governance has deemed the sponsorship to be inappropriate as the body has to act as supervisor for the sport’s integrity and its …

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Barton comes out swinging after 18 month betting ban

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Burnley midfielder Joey Barton has returned fire on the FA after it banned him from all professional football activity for a period of 18 months with immediate effect for breaching Rule 8 of its code of conduct, by placing wagers on a number of football matches. Writing on his website, Barton commented: “I think if the FA is truly serious about …

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FA to review Sam Allardyce brand ambassador role with My Club Betting

Sam Allardyce, the newly appointed manager of the England national football team, may be forced to give up his brand ambassador role with My Club Betting. The Guardian newspaper has reported that The Football Association (The FA) is reviewing whether it is appropriate for Allardyce to continue his association with the betting company since taking on the duties of England …

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Ladbrokes becomes official betting partner for the FA

The FA has announced a long-term agreement with Ladbrokes to become its new official betting partner. The deal, which will commence on August 1st 2016, will see the leading Ladbrokes’ relationship with The FA span the England team and The Emirates FA Cup. Under the terms of the agreement, Ladbrokes will benefit from premium brand exposure alongside England senior men’s …

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