Football regulator will destroy the beautiful game


In the Media

Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator

In the Media

Julian Jessop quoted in The Independent

Victoria Hewson writes for City AM

In an opinion article for City AM, IEA Head of Regulatory Affairs Victoria Hewson discussed her recent paper, co-authored with IEA Research Fellow Professor Len Shackleton, on why English Football doesn’t need an independent regulator.

The Fan Led Review proposed a new regulatory structure to govern English football after Bury FC was forced out of operation due to financial mismanagement and Premier League clubs tried to form a new European Super League.

Victoria said: “The idea of a body to protect the community spirit and heritage of football clubs is appealing. But in reality, the interests of owners and fans- who favour financial caution and governance over drama, romance and expensive players – might be more aligned than the interests of regulators.

Read the paper here.

Read the article here.

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