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    Ronnie O’Sullivan and a blow for player power?

      Hearing the sad news this evening (from the perspective of a huge Rocket fan!) that Ronnie O’Sullivan will not be permitted to participate in offical snooker events for the 2012/2013 season, because of his refusal to sign an official … Continue reading

    Fastest growing website in the UK?

      I’ve been monitoring the growth of the Full Contact website over the last 6 weeks or so with interest. There are several ways to monitor the popularity and growth of a website but arguably the measurement that’s in vogue … Continue reading

    Victory for Rangers…But Tomorrow?

      With today’s developments at Glasgow Rangers surpassing all that has gone before,  a moment for pause. Firstly,  we received the news that the terms of the CVA have been approved,  and that the Charles Green consortium is the preferred bidder … Continue reading

    Going Dutch : Financial Regulation of clubs

      Following on from commentary elsewhere on this site about the forthcoming Financial Fair Play in UK football,  and the German approach to regulating the financial position of football clubs,   Full Contact’s Dan Chapman provides some insight by way of … Continue reading

    EPPP: Category of Academy – right of appeal?

      Following on from a body of earlier commentary on the EPPP and Youth Development Rules (which officially come in to force on 1st July 2012) we have been asked recently by a number of football clubs and concerned parties as … Continue reading

    Football Managerial contracts: devil in the detail

      As the football season draws to an end,  directors and fans of Clubs around the UK contemplate what this means for their first team football manager. Has he performed so well that other Clubs will be casting envious glances … Continue reading

    Financial turmoil for football clubs ahead?

    As the end of the football season approaches, we at Full Contact are aware that a summer of financial turmoil awaits many Clubs in the Football League and Conference.   It is feared that a number of insolvency situations will … Continue reading

    Clubs vote in favour of Financial Fair Play

    Championship clubs in the Football League have today voted in favour of Financial Fair Play rules, which are designed to ensure that clubs become financially self-sustaining. Owners of clubs will be allowed to invest a maximum of £6 million next … Continue reading

    EPPP – The Elite Player Performance Plan

    Clubs falling foul of assumptions   At Full Contact our solicitors are currently advising clients in relation to the much publicised changes brought about by the controversial Elite Player Performance Plan (“EPPP”).    The EPPP Rules have created a new … Continue reading

    Football Clubs in “poor financial health”

    It is perhaps no surprise that a survey has been released today which concludes that one in five clubs in the English Football League are in “poor financial health”.   The survey, conducted by insolvency practitioners Begbies Traynor, looked at 68 … Continue reading

    Full Contact Launches….

    We are pleased to announce the launch of Full Contact and our new website. Full Contact is owned by a law firm, but it is not simply a law firm. As we hope the name implies, we provide a complete … Continue reading

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