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    FFP legal challenge steps up in Belgian Courts with new bid to prevent further implementation of UEFA’s financial balance requirement

    10 October 2014 -- As is well known, the Court of First Instance in Brussels is currently considering a dispute about FFP between players 'agents and supporters, including the Manchester City FC Supporters Club (15,000 members and 168 clubs worldwide), represented by lawyers Jean-Louis Dupont and Martin Hissel, against UEFA and the Belgian Football Association

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    Stand up for seating: why all-seated football stadia should be reconsidered

    In response to the Hillsborough disaster, English Law developed a requirement for all-seated accommodation in football stadia. Nowadays, gone are the big terraces, a mass of humanity chanting and swaying together typified by the Kop, the Holte End and others. Memories of these now seem to be sepia tinged. And yet there has not been eradication in the psyche of the football fan of the primal desire to stand up to watch, particularly when the action is nearby, goalmouth located or just of the type to engage the emotions. One had only to see the reaction of the Leicester City fans to scoring in their first game back in the Premier League, standing together, jumping up and down in joy, their backs to the pitch.

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    How effective is FIFA's concussion protocol?

    The football community has become increasingly aware of the dangers of head injuries in recent years, but this summer’s World Cup has thrust the issue to the forefront, most notably with German defensive midfielder’s Cristoph Kramer’s concussion during the final against Argentina.1 This article endeavours to discuss FIFA’s shortcomings with regards to implementing appropriate concussion protocols.

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    Ray Rice, domestic violence and the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy

    It has been an ignominious start to the 2014 NFL (“the League”) season. The League, and in particular its Commissioner, Roger Goodell, find themselves in more trouble than many can remember, following a spate of incidents involving acts of domestic violence and child abuse. Public outrage has boiled over in reaction to these incidents and to the league’s handling of them.

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