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We Shouldn’t Be Surprised At The Level Of Premier League Spending This Summer

Perhaps it’s due to the monotonous drudgery of the pre-season football calendar, but Premier League transfer spending is again in the spotlight. Manchester United have made the most waves with their £75 million swoop for Romelu Lukaku while their cross-town rivals, City have been steadily going about finalising a jaw-dropping £220 million spending spree. Such extravagance has conspired to paint …

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In Battle For GAA TV Viewers, TG4 Is Quietly Playing A Blinder

The level of GAA coverage on television has increased in recent years to unprecedented heights. Where once upon a time the national broadcaster would only provide live coverage of the All-Ireland Hurling and Football finals, there are now hundreds of live GAA matches shown every year at home and across the world. The Gaelic Athletic Association today has a very …

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Opinion: The Value Of Making Rugby Matches Available For All

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JANUARY 23: General view of the stadium can be seen through a television camera viewfinder before the European Champions Cup Pool 1 round 6 game between Ulster and Oyonnax at Kingspan Stadium on January 23, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

There are countless economic arguments to be made in favour of making rugby games available to the largest possible number of people. Dutch TV station RTL7 having the rights to the autumn tours, for example, is likely to cause another boom of interest in rugby in the Netherlands, where this writer hails from, and will once again get more people playing …

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Why Stones’ Reported £53m Move Shows Everything Wrong With The Transfer Market

BARNSLEY, ENGLAND - AUGUST 26: John Stones of Everton applauds the fans after the Capital One Cup second round match between Barnsley and Everton at Oakwell Stadium on August 26, 2015 in Barnsley, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

With many news agencies reporting that Manchester City are planning to sign John Stones from Everton for whopping £53 million, fans of the Premier League have been given a clear indication of just how ridiculous money in football – and particularly England – has become. A record £5.1 billion will be paid for Premier League TV rights in the new cycle, meaning clubs will earn …

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RTÉ & The League Of Ireland: Friends Or Foes?

At 6:10pm last Sunday, RTÉ Two screened, for the 957th time, a James Bond movie – Octopussy, rated three stars. By the time the opening credits had finished, Richie Towell already converted a penalty in a heated contest between two of the best teams in the country right now, Dundalk and Cork City. Admittedly, the match itself was probably no …

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Premier League Clubs Take Note, West Ham Are Schooling You

So far West Ham are the only club to announce a fall in season ticket prices as a result of the increased TV rights deal which will come in to effect for the 2017/17 season.    Surely several more Premier League clubs will follow suit but as it stands West Ham are the first club to reduce their season ticket …

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The Premier League’s 3PM Blackout Explained

Ofcom are set to investigate the Premier League’s allocation of live matches to UK Broadcasters. We examine the past, present and future of the infamous blackout.    So what’s happening?   Currently the Premier League allows TV rights holders to broadcast just under half of it’s games live, in the UK so that’s 154 games out of grand total of …

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La Liga Is Broken And This Is Why

Saturday’s El Clasico was the most expensive game in world football. Ever. The two clubs continue to take a massive cut of the TV revenue from La Liga. The system is broken and unfair. Sean Curtin explains why.  €1.3 Billion was the figure media outlets reported this weekend. That figure represents the combined transfer fees paid for the 22 players …

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