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....There is one institution, of course, that has had a rather better record in terms of its regulatory activity: the EU. It ended Sky’s monopoly of Premier League football TV rights, scrapped mobile phone roaming charges across Europe, and has been persistent in its scrutiny of big US corporations such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Is being fined 1% of its profits just a mild irritation for BT? It looks like it | Stefan Stern image
....There is one institution, of course, that has had a rather better record in terms of its regulatory activity: the EU. It ended Sky’s monopoly of Premier League football TV rights, scrapped mobile phone roaming charges across Europe, and has been persistent in its scrutiny of big US corporations such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. ...
Everton urged to end StubHub ticket partnership by supporters trust image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:57:44 PM
.... We also call on Evertonians who might consider using StubHub for whatever time remains of the club’s partnership with the company to respect their fellow Evertonians and only sell their tickets for the face value”. Everton played a leading role in the Premier League’s pricing policy for away fans, which capped away tickets at £30 per game and no season ticket holder at Goodison will pay more than £30 per game next season, with the highest-priced adult season ticket costing £565. ...
TV company behind Question Time could sell for up to £300m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 03:54:39 PM
. Tinopolis, the company behind TV shows including Question Time and Crufts and producer of BT’s Premier League and Champion’s League coverage, is up for sale with a price tag of up to £300m. ...
Britons like vodka and Nike and won't consider Airbnb, survey reveals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:42:14 PM
....About 17. 6% of those who gamble think Ladbrokes offers them the best return on their stake, but HSBC said that, when it comes to Premier League football at least, Betfair and Bet365 are the place to gamble. ...
Does BT's Openreach deal mean faster broadband or higher prices? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 01:21:25 PM
.... BT itself managed three price rises in the space of just 18 months. The suspicion is that consumers are subsidising fatcat Premier League wages as the telecom companies seek to recoup the massive outlay they have paid to acquire television rights – with this week’s £1. ...
Premier League gets Kodi piracy court order image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:51:30 PM
. The Premier League has secured a court order to help tackle rights-infringing video streams of football matches via so-called Kodi set-top boxes. ...
BT's £1.2bn Champions League splurge is price of staying in Sky game image
....BT has spent£3. 8bn on Champions League and Premier League football rights since 2012, a multibillion-pound attempt to reverse a haemorraghing of broadband customers to arch-rival Sky. ...
BT chief attacks rampant price rises for TV sports rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:48:02 PM
....Ahead of a decision on the next three-year deal, which could be announced as soon as next week, BT chief Gavin Patterson said that “rampant inflation in sports rights” has to end. Patterson, who has been dealing with the fallout from a huge accounting scandal that has cost the company more than £500m to date, said that a limited period of inflation was expected after BT drove a 70% rise in the value of the Premier League rights when it won a large slice of rights previously held by Sky to launch BT Sport in 2012. ...
Convicted fraudsters sell Ed Sheeran tickets through Ticketmaster image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 09:48:02 AM
....A pair of convicted fraudsters are using Ticketmaster to sell thousands of pounds’ worth of seats at Ed Sheeran gigs, it has emerged, fuelling concerns among campaigners about the anonymity of touts who use secondary ticketing websites. Michael Mayiger and Michelle Meiger, who are husband and wife, were convicted of a £2m fraud in 2012 after they admitted using false names to obtain Premier League club memberships. ...
Giggs and Neville skyscrapers 'threaten Manchester's heritage' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 09:00:37 AM
....Nicky Butt: Butt is the only Class of 92 graduate who retains a full-time role at Old Trafford, where he is head of the club’s youth set-up. The former midfielder was appointed head of academy in February last year after 12 years at the club, in which time he won six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and a Champions League. ...
Diamond rings sparkle for the internet dating generation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 01:39:04 PM
.... Another ordered a £500,000 piece online and paid a deposit, only flying in to the company’s Mayfair showroom for a viewing once it was close to completion. Clients include Premier League footballers and captains of industry. ...
Game over! How to beat the 10% rise in the cost of your TV, phone and broadband image
....co. uk, suggests customers are increasingly subsidising Premier League footballers as they seek to recoup the massive outlay they have paid out to acquire the television rights. ...
BT fires opening shot at Sky in new Champions League rights battle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 05:43:28 PM
....“I don’t want to comment on the future [without the rights], not least because our strong preference is to keep the Champions League,” he said. Despite BT holding the rights for the Champions League, a slug of the Premier League and sports including English Premiership rugby, Petter says Sky still exercises too much dominance of the overall sports rights market. ...
UK's super rich appear to get special deal from HMRC, says watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 12:01:11 AM
.... It confirmed that HMRC had “open inquiries” relating to the use of image rights by 43 footballers, 12 clubs and eight agents. Committee members said they were appalled to learn that not all clubs were providing HMRC with the data it required under the terms of a voluntary agreement with the Premier League. ...
Does the Imperial revolt herald a new health warning for executive greed? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 01:29:10 PM
....75 a share? Few minds on either side of the debate will be swayed by the broadcaster’s half-year numbers. The argument that 21st Century Fox will be bagging a bargain is encouraged by the fact that Sky can absorb a thumping increase in Premier League costs and still suffer only a 5% decline in earnings a share. ...
Sky to offer full TV service without a dish for the first time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 08:31:45 AM
....Sky is to make its full TV service of hundreds of channels available without the need for a satellite dish for the first time, as it looks to stem customer defections to rivals such as BT. The pay-TV giant, which had an 18% plunge in profits at its UK business in the last six months of 2016 thanks to spiralling Premier League rights costs, said it would launch the broadband-delivered TV service next year. ...
Jobs lost and broken relationships: legacy of the Southern rail crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 09:09:30 PM
....“Our local economy is also suffering: I’ve heard from companies concerned about missing out on pitching opportunities, from tourism businesses losing out due to travel uncertainty for visitors and from businesses that no longer hold their meetings and events in Brighton as their colleagues simply can’t get here, compounding the losses to trade locally. Our city’s football team, which is aiming for an economy-boosting spot in the Premier League this season, has lost at least £300,000 due to the rail crisis. ...
Jeremy Corbyn calls for maximum wage law image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 09:22:20 AM
.... Why would someone need to earn more than £50m a year?”. The Labour leader, who is an Arsenal fan, said he thought his team’s manager, Arsène Wenger, “would probably like it very much indeed, he’d probably like there to be a maximum wage cap on the whole of the Premier League”. ...
Wage hikes at Aldi and Lidl are welcome news. But don’t get too excited | Peter Fleming image
.... The Great Baked Bean Battle of the 1990s stands out; prices dropped to 3p per can at one point. But what about a wage war where employers outbid each other to hire the most desirable workers? Outside the Premier League and the corporate elite, that’s not such a familiar story unfortunately. ...
Theresa May’s new year mantra: Brexit means compromise | Anne McElvoy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 06:00:45 AM
.... May’s conciliatory tone is intended to encourage more of that. So Michael Gove, an intellectually respected player despite his ousting from the ministerial Premier League, writes on ConservativeHome that “it is critical that we recognise and respect the concerns of the 16 million who did not vote to leave” – a late-breaking emollience. ...
Observer business agenda’s review of the year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 09:00:02 AM
.... Something like 2016’s performance is required in 2017, therefore. When Leicester City won the Premier League in May – having started the season as a 5,000-1 shot – all the quoted bookmakers started whining that they had paid out £25m, which was dubbed “the biggest loss in British history on a single sporting market”. ...
Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes to promote Brexit Britain in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 12:04:40 AM
.... The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup final will be held at Lord’s, while the Women’s Rugby World Cup will be held in Belfast. This year will also see celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the Premier League. ...
Philip Green, Vibrac and Riverdance: the mystery of Everton’s ‘shadow investor’ image
.... “Now, if somebody has paid for some shares through somebody else and through an entity in the British Virgin Islands but is not declared as a director, would that be a problem?”. Shuffling in his chair, Clarke acknowledged he was “no expert” on the Premier League and said he “would be happy to have that debate with them”. ...
China to rein in outward investment as domestic growth stalls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 03:54:56 PM
.... Entrepreneur Guochan Lai bought West Bromwich Albion for a sum thought to be between £150m and £200m earlier this year. Businessman Tony Xia spent £76m to buy Aston Villa, even after the club had been relegated from the Premier League, vowing to restore the club to its former glory. ...
Collector's item image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 12:10:45 AM
.... . Premier League footballers and rock musicians are also among the buyers. ...
Not black and white image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 09:30:13 PM
....Add to that new digital methods of viewing, and the sports' viewing picture is a shifting one. The big headlines this autumn were that Sky's TV viewing figures for Premier League football had apparently fallen by 19%, while over in the US fewer people were watching NFL American Football than previously. ...
HMRC chief calls for tax crackdown on Premier League footballers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 08:08:13 PM
. Britain’s top tax inspector has called on the chancellor, Philip Hammond, to review the tax rules for super-rich football stars who are avoiding tax by siphoning earnings from Premier League games into image rights companies based in offshore tax havens. ...
John Lewis posts record £200m sales week thanks to Black Friday image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 12:34:40 PM
....At Argos, popular products included iPads, PS4, Xbox, Dyson vacuum cleaners and Beats headphones. Football clubs including Premier League champions Leicester City embraced Black Friday, with many offering 20% off kit and other merchandise in their shops and online. ...
'Robin Manager' explains China football TV deal to the team image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 10:17:44 AM
. The Premier League has agreed a major new deal for its TV rights in China, which could be worth up to $700m (£560m). ...
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Premier League agrees major deal for Chinese TV rights image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 11:10:19 PM
. The Premier League has agreed a major new deal for its TV rights in China, which could be worth up to $700m (£560m). ...
Manchester United face £20m Adidas Champions League blow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 03:45:08 PM
....After announcing a fall in first-quarter revenue, United said the annual payment will reduce by 30% if they do not reach Europe's flagship competition for a second successive season. United are sixth in the Premier League, six points off the top four. ...
Price of Football 2016: Premier League cuts cost of tickets image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 10:00:06 PM
. The cost of attending Premier League football has come down in the first season of a record £8bn global TV rights deal, a BBC study has found. ...
Police begin football corruption probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 02:34:11 PM
....". The FA, English Football League and Premier League have all been waiting for the City of London Police to complete its review of the Telegraph's evidence so they can proceed with their own inquiries. ...
Lunch box to penalty box image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 12:08:09 AM
.... not accidental," he jokes. "We play an interesting role in the game, we sit in the middle of two very successful leagues, the Premier League and English Football League. ...
Sky to pre-register customers before it launches mobile service image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of October 2016 12:24:10 PM
....”. Earlier this year, BT, which started taking on Sky’s pay TV dominance in 2012 by spending billions on sports television rights, including the Premier League, paid £12bn to buy EE and return to the mobile market. ...
Mind games image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 11:17:53 PM
....Prof Peters hit the news in 2008 when his work with the record-breaking British cycling team at the Beijing Olympics made him a man in demand in the sports world. As well as cycling he worked with Liverpool FC during their Premier League title challenge in 2013-14. ...
Chelsea signs record-breaking £900m Nike kit deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 14th of October 2016 06:10:54 AM
....Chelsea has signed a new kit deal with US sportswear giants Nike, in an agreement which marks the largest commercial deal in the club's history. Nike will provide the London club's kit from the 2017-18 season, after the Premier League team said in May it was ending its Adidas deal six years early. ...
Sky revenue up but UK advertising revenue dips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of October 2016 08:45:49 AM
....Football as ever proved an important earner for the company, which said it had its most watched sports event ever on Sky Sports Italy, which was Italy v Germany's UEFA Euro 2016 match. In the UK and Ireland, Sky said it expected the new Premier League season to be its biggest yet. ...
Reality Check: Do foreign workers take jobs and cut wages? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 04:51:53 PM
.... . He said that foreign workers do take jobs away from the domestic workforce in football's Premier League, where there are only 20 teams and so every player hired from other countries means there is one job fewer for a British player. ...
Footballers' wines image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 30th of September 2016 10:12:09 PM
. Former Premier League managers Sir Alex Ferguson and Harry Redknapp were well known for their love of wine, but none of them went so far as to own a vineyard or winery. ...
Enter the dragon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of September 2016 12:33:49 AM
...."But it is not just our marketing people who can learn from overseas, our coaches and teams also need to gain experience internationally," he says. David Ran is director of strategy and business development at Super Sports Media Group, which is the exclusive English Premier League broadcast rights holder in China. ...
Third-party ownership image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of September 2016 09:58:30 AM
....However, it later transpired that a clause in the Tevez deal said that the third-party investor could move the player on to another club, and could decide the fee involved. That broke Premier League rules, as it clearly "materially influenced" club policy. ...
Northampton Town stadium firm spent money on Spurs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 04:41:17 AM
. A firm being investigated over "missing millions" meant to revamp Northampton Town's ground spent £36,000 on tickets and hospitality for a Premier League football club, the BBC can reveal. ...
Sponsor vehicle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of September 2016 11:19:08 PM
....". In the past few years, not only with the Champions League partnership - but also things such a becoming a Premier League broadcast partner for Sky TV's coverage - Nissan has expanded its sports-related presence. ...
Man Utd first UK football club to earn £500m in a year image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of September 2016 11:37:20 AM
Front line football image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of September 2016 01:18:24 AM
. Football fans globally will have been caught up in the excitement of a new Premier League season in England, but in other leagues more than mere money and glory are at stake. ...
Big spenders image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of August 2016 01:03:44 PM
. Summer football transfer spending by Premier League clubs in England has risen for the sixth year in a row. ...
Hertfordshire is best place to raise a family, says uSwitch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 11:01:14 PM
.... They slept better than many of their regional counterparts, enjoying seven hours on an average night compared with the UK average of 6 hours 48 minutes. While Scotland dominated the bottom of the league table, Leicester, home of the Premier League football champions, is named the worst place in England for family life. ...
Special advice? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 12:30:31 AM
. Managers in the Premier League face a level of scrutiny that would make your average chief executive shudder. ...
Pep talks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 01:29:46 AM
....But what if lessons in management came from the sports pages of the newspaper? . We asked professors at some of Europe's leading business schools what techniques could be picked up from the 20 Premier League managers. ...
Vodafone 'removes' broadband line rental charges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 09:52:24 AM
...."Vodafone's lack of content still represents a huge headache for the company as all of its rivals are bundling entertainment, movies and sports with their broadband deals," he said. "We are moving into a key period when all multiplay providers are trying to entice subscribers with attractive promotions ahead of the new Premier League football season. ...

Ofcom ends probe into Premier League football TV rights sale
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of August 2016 09:00:43 PM
West Bromwich Albion to be sold to Chinese investment group image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of August 2016 08:10:16 AM
....8bn on the Chinese stock exchange, has contributed to the takeover. The deal was agreed in June and is dependent on approval from the Financial Conduct Authority and the Premier League. ...

12 of the nicest things which have happened in 2016 so far
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of July 2016 02:40:01 PM
....No matter which, if any, football team you support, it is always lovely to see the underdog win. Leicester erupted as their team unexpectedly stormed to Premier League victory. ...
BT avoids Openreach breakup but Ofcom orders more investment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of July 2016 07:12:29 AM
....Harding added that under the proposals Openreach would not be required to declare what dividends it paid back to BT, so it would not be clear how much profit was being handed to its owner “to buy sports rights or other things”. BT is a major player in football broadcasting thanks to its Premier League and Champions League rights deals, which are used as a marketing tool to lure broadband subscribers. ...
BT willing to give broadband division more independence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of July 2016 09:43:48 AM
....The culture committee said Ofcom had not pushed BT enough in the past to improve Openreach’s service. BT has deliberately spent money on high-risk activities with potential high returns, including Premier League and Champions League TV rights, while keeping investment in Openreach flat and maintaining poor service levels, the MPs said. ...
Wolves bought by Chinese conglomerate Fosun International for £45m image
.... We hope they will be pleased with, and supportive of, our exciting plans for Wolves. "Our goal is crystal clear: we will do our very best to help take Wolves back to the Premier League as soon as possible and to stay there. ...
Virgin Money offers top 2.5 per cent one-year savings rate - but there's a catch image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of July 2016 03:56:00 PM
....31 per cent. But if the Premier League side don't manage to top the league, customers of the champion bond get interest rate fixed at 1. ...
BT not investing enough in Openreach, MPs say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of July 2016 08:52:59 AM
....The committee said Ofcom had not pushed BT enough in the past to improve Openreach’s service. BT has deliberately spent money on high-risk activities with potential high returns, including Premier League and Champions League TV rights, while keeping investment in Openreach flat and maintaining poor service levels, the MPs said. ...
Manchester City sign first e-sports player image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of July 2016 10:31:10 AM
....He will represent the club at e-sports tournaments, playing popular computer game Fifa. Premier League rivals West Ham signed their first Fifa player, Sean "Dragonn" Allen, in May and many other top flight clubs are keen to get involved. ...
British Olympic Association predicts record 2015 profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 1st of July 2016 09:00:38 PM
....Mr Sweeney says one advantage the organisation has over other sporting competitors is the unity of the squad. "If you take a Premier League football club or Premiership rugby club, they tend to be a little bit divisive. ...
Talksport owner Wireless Group bought by News Corp image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of June 2016 01:35:47 PM
....The 315p-a-share offer represents a 70% premium to Wireless Group's share price at the close of trade on Wednesday. Talksport owns radio and digital audio broadcasting rights for the Premier League and FA Cup. ...
Why was Dominic Chappell so relaxed about the hole in BHS’s pension fund? image
....That’s some twist of the knife. The board of BHS had already called Dominic Chappell a “mythomaniac” and “Premier League liar”. ...
Former BHS owner attempted to buy Austin Reed before it collapsed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of June 2016 06:49:56 PM
.... Austin Reed collapsed last month after administrators failed to find a buyer for the chain, leading to the loss of 1,000 jobs and the closure of 120 shops. Chappell was described as a “mythomaniac” and “Premier League liar” at a parliamentary hearing last week. ...
McDonnell joins calls to strip Sir Philip Green of knighthood if he snubs MPs image
....The shadow chancellor goes on to maul Green’s business decisions while at the helm of BHS over 15 years, referring to how he removed large sums from the company while leaving the pension fund in deficit before finally selling the company to Dominic Chappell, a three-time bankrupt. Last week Field’s committee heard Chappell described as a “mythomaniac” and a “Premier League liar”. ...
Business winners and losers from the Euro 2016 tournament image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of June 2016 04:38:36 PM
....Bookmakers. The World Cup and European Championships are the biggest events in the bookmaking calendar and Leicester City’s surprise Premier League win is expected to have boosted interest in football betting. ...
Amazon Fresh not quite a threat to supermarkets – yet image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of June 2016 06:12:57 PM
....It happened when the broadcaster last year agreed the colossal sum of £4. 18bn for five plum prizes in the Premier League’s auction of rights for three seasons. ...
Sky's shares up after €3.5bn German Bundesliga TV deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of June 2016 02:53:16 PM
....“When you consider our goal is to secure more must-have and highly relevant sport content, Bundesliga rights within Germany and the Olympic Games [rights] across the continent are at the very top of the pyramid,” said Peter Hutton, chief executive of Eurosport. Related: Sky and BT retain Premier League TV rights for record £5. ...
Commons inquiry reveals machismo of retail wars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of June 2016 06:23:34 PM
....Yet one conclusion was crystal-clear from Wednesday’s arresting session in Westminster: nobody could view Chappell, a former bankrupt, as ever being a fit owner of a loss-making chain of department stores with 11,000 employees and a large deficit in its pension fund. Chappell – regardless of whether he is “mythomaniac” and a “Premier League liar,” as BHS’s former financial consultant put it – was plainly foolish to buy the business from Sir Philip Green for £1 in the first place. ...
Dominic Chappell threatened to kill me, says BHS chief executive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of June 2016 09:28:26 AM
....Hitchcock said that Grant Thornton advised Chappell on the plan, called Project Herald, and was then paid more than £300,000 for its work by BHS. He accused Chappell of being a “mythomaniac” and a “Premier League liar and a Sunday league retailer”. ...
City News: UK wine industry, Ludlow Thompson, FanDuel image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 30th of May 2016 08:00:00 AM
.... We're focused on growth and the board is happy with that," he said. "We'll be launching in time for the new Premier League season. ...
City News: Pheonix Group, Goals Soccer Centre, Lloyds Bank image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 27th of May 2016 10:34:00 PM
....The business, which sponsors the Sale Sharks rugby union team, has about five million UK customers. It issues cards under the brands of partners that include Premier League football clubs Manchester United and Arsenal. ...
Leicester has lowest household disposable income in the UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of May 2016 05:59:39 PM
. Leicester may have finished top of the Premier League but has less to celebrate when it comes to household purchasing power, slipping to the bottom of the UK table. ...
Rangers say they are ending retail contract with Sports Direct image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of May 2016 04:03:51 PM
....Ashley, who owns Newcastle United as well as 8. 92% of Rangers, could be forced to reduce his influence on the Scottish club’s commercial activities after Newcastle’s relegation from the Premier League. ...
William Hill pays out £3m to punters backing Leicester City image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 05:52:35 PM
. William Hill has paid out £3m to punters who backed Leicester City to win the Premier League, but the hit to the bookmaker was partly offset by good results from the rest of the season’s matches. ...
Net gains: why Wimbledon debentures could be worth their £31,000 price tag image
.... It’s a huge investment, not just for dedicated tennis fans but for anyone hoping to recoup the cost with ticket sales. Even the keenest football fans at the Premier League’s most expensive club, Arsenal, only have to fork out £2,013 for the best season tickets. ...
Net gains: why Wimbledon debentures could be worth their £31,000 price tag image
.... It’s a huge investment, not just for dedicated tennis fans but for anyone hoping to recoup the cost with ticket sales. Even the keenest football fans at the Premier League’s most expensive club, Arsenal, only have to fork out £2,013 for the best season tickets. ...
BHS pensioners are on the ropes, but Frank Field is in their corner image
....Still, on his way out, the punter gets collared by a croupier and informed that very few people bought lottery tickets, so he’s scooped the top prize. Would anybody have any sympathy for the casino manager if he then started moaning that he’d lost £25,000? Yet that is effectively what the bookies have been asking everybody to believe with their constant bleating about Leicester City winning the Premier League, having started the season at odds of 5,000-1. ...
BT chief's risky bet on live football continues to pay off image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of May 2016 04:59:10 PM
....Related: BT to spend £6bn on superfast broadband and 4G rollout. In 2012, Patterson shocked media observers when he agreed to pay £738m to show live Premier League matches to his broadband customers. ...
Leicester won the league but the bookies were far from beaten image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 06:22:26 PM
....The bookies took a right old caning on Leicester City, right? Don’t believe a word of it. The part of the tale that is correct is that the Foxes’ triumph, at odds that started the season at 5,000-1, ensured a loss for most bookmakers on the thin market in predicting the outright winner of the Premier League. ...

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