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A week in America | 6 October 2023

  • by chris

This week Martin looks at the commercial success of one of Merseyside’s top football teams through the lens of US sport. Finding brand value is more than letting the highest bidder slap a logo on your shirt, he argues…

The future of football

  • by chris

The Premier League is back and the Lionesses have reached the World Cup Final. But, is there a big Saudi Arabian cloud hanging over the beautiful game in England?

A week in America | 5 May 2023

  • by chris

As we get to the business end of the sports season, Martin looks at the way U.S. sports are organised and wonders if there are lessons for the English Premier League and others to learn…

DIB announces Business of Sport Conference 2023

  • by chris

Downtown in Business, in association with Sedulo Group and VSI executive Education, will host its inaugural ‘Business of Sport’ conference on Thursday 7th September at the iconic Lancashire Cricket Club, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.

Still in the sidings

  • by chris

The northern mayors described their talks with the Transport Minister this week as “positive”. Jim prefers to differ. He fears short term misery and long term frustration for the travelling public. He also updates us on devolution moves in Lancashire and Cheshire.