Rojo's Man Utd deal stalled as criminal case and TPO create perfect storm

Marcos RojoBy Andrew Warshaw
September 1 - The complications of a criminal case back home plus a thorny example of the pitfalls that come with third-party ownership (TPO) appear to have combined to hold up Manchester United's £16 million purchase of Argentine World Cup star Marcos Rojo.

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Is posting goal videos online illegal? Premier League prepares for battle

videoBy Mark Baber
August 22 - Last week the Premier League told BBC Newsbeat that they were going to clamp down on the sharing of goal videos online, claiming the tweeting of copyrighted material is illegal. However, experts on copyright law have challenged that assertion, pointing to a new provision in copyright law, due to take effect in October, which will provide a right under certain circumstances to quote from copyrighted materials.

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Palace fined over Cardiff spy-gate incident

SpiesAugust 19 - English Premier League club Crystal Palace have been fined over how they obtained leaked details of an opponent's starting line-up ahead of a fixture last season.

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English fans protest ticket prices as Premier League ready for kick off

ticket price protestBy Andrew Warshaw
August 15 - The new English Premier League season gets under way this weekend amid renewed concerns over the cost of ticket prices. Yesterday the Football Supporters' Federation organised a march towards the London headquarters of the Premier League wielding banners declaring "Football without fans is nothing" and "Demand cuts in ticket prices".

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Earning their Spurs from grassroots upwards in the US

Spurs fanAugust 14 – Premier League Tottenham Hotspur, fresh from their pre-season tour of the US, have returned to North America to sign a youth 'soccer' partnership with Tallahasse United who will rename themselves Tallahassee Tottenham Hotspur.

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Man City add QNet and T.M. Lewin to sponsorship roster

QNet and man cityAugust 13 – Premier League Champions Manchester City have announced two new partnerships days before they begin the defence of their league crown. Asian firm QNet will become the club's Official Direct Selling Partner, while T.M. Lewin has become the club's new Official Formal Wear Partner.

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666Bet spreads its wings adding Leicester City to West Brom and the Orient

666Bet logoAugust 12 – Betting operator 666Bet have added to its Premier League portfolio becoming a platinum partner of newly promoted Leicester City. 666Bet is already the betting partner at West Bromwich Albion and most recently added  Leyton Orient, becoming shirt sponsor at the League One club.

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Man Utd needs Champions League return to hit top level of Adidas cash

adidas and manutdBy Andrew Warshaw
August 1 - The pressure on Manchester United to put in a strong season and get back to dominating the Premier League under new coach Louis van Gaal has been underlined with the revelation that the club must return to the Champions League before the end of the 2016-17 season or face the prospect of a 30% reduction in their world record £75 million-a-year kit deal with Adidas.

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Glazers to pocket $150m after sale of Man Utd shares

Old TraffordPaul Nicholson
August 1 – The Glazer family are selling just under 5% of their shareholding in Manchester United. The sale of the eight million shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) will realise about $150 million for the family.

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