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The business of football
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This course was written by Ben Oakley and Jacky Hinton in 2014 and updated by Alex Twitchen in 2022.

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‘Assem Allam’s misguided stance shows action must be taken to protect clubs’, Tony Evans, Football Editor, The Times, 2 December 2013. © The Times


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