Tracy Crouch

25 November 2021 - 8:24 PM



Experts: “Major financial and economic challenges have been kicked down the road by football review”

  • Economist expert says that Tracey Crouch’s fan led review into English football fails to exploit the “weakened hand” of big clubs following the European Super League and provide “a one-off opportunity to reshape the game’s finances.”
  • Mark Gregory praises Crouch’s wide ranging regulatory and governance recommendations but says failure to make specific recommendations on revenue distributions means detail on financial regulation “are more sticking plasters than solutions”
  • “New” proposal of transfer levy overlooks that the mechanism has been in place since 1992.
  •  Academic says that reliance on independent regulator to enact reform could mean a long journey lies ahead before proposals are realised.

A leading economist says that the “weakened hand” of big clubs following Project Big Picture and the European Super League provided “a one-off opportunity to reshape the game’s finances”, in the government’s fan led review of English football governance, but says that “it hasn’t been taken.”

Mark Gregory, former Chief Economist at Ernst & Young and author of More Than a Game: Saving Football From Itself, described the report as “an impressive piece of work” and praised its wide

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