Rummenigge warns inflated fees like Neymar’s €222m will alienate fans

Karl-Heinz Rummennigge

By Andrew Warshaw

August 9 – Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is the latest footballing figurehead to express concern over the €222 million world record transfer of Neymar, saying all major stakeholders should “sit round the table” to discuss the whole question of inflated fees in order to prevent fans switching off from football.

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William Hill profits plummet. Ladbrokes gets close to the action with Sheffield United deal

By Paul Nicholson

August 3 – The battle for Britain’s punters is well and truly on. Bookmaker William Hill has promised a social media onslaught to win customers after first half profits fell 7% to £93.5 million on turnover of £837 million. Meanwhile, rival Ladbrokes was setting up for this weekend’s start of the Championship season, becoming Sheffield United’s Official Stadium Betting partner.

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