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Peter Sharkey

Peter Sharkey

Peter Sharkey is the author of the Birmingham Post's Business of Sport column.

The Etihad Stadium

Get rid of Champions League and financial fair play has chance

Irrespective of how protracted the appeal process might prove, however, it looks as though UEFA is finally addressing a burgeoning problem first highlighted in this column in May 2008.

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The Etihad Stadium

Get rid of Champions League and financial fair play has chance

Irrespective of how protracted the appeal process might prove, however, it looks as though UEFA is finally addressing a burgeoning problem first highlighted in this column in May 2008.

The Texas University Longhorns football team

Broadcast giants face challenge to get kids fit for purpose

What will it take to encourage our youngsters to get involved in sport, or simply play in parks, or even just walk to school?

Jonny Wilkinson lifts the Heineken Cup for Toulon

Clamour to get on board big earners' bandwagon

European rugby's re-organisation has come about with one thing in mind...getting a slice of the riches enjoyed for so long by their footballing cousins

Cheltenham Festival

How budget pension plan could leave racing in the doldrums...

Bookies asked to foot the bill might withdraw vital funding

Cheltenham puts the gambling industry in the spotlight as the battle to take punters' cash heats up

Bookies are flat to the boards in the race for your cash

Big guns line up for battle... but who are the winners and losers?

Rafael Nadal

Sport looks increasingly to Asia for big-money opportunity

Formula 1 and tennis latest to cash in on a growing demand

Wembley Stadium

FA is now paying the price of an expensive own-goal

UEFA decision will see even fewer fans heading down Wembley way.

Stadium of Light, Sunderland

The lack of financial fair play is threatening to kill game

The depressing downgrading of the FA Cup offers a foretaste of what could happen to the domestic English game.

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

What will become of Sochi when big-money sponsors leave town?

Although the Games will be over soon, these things always leave a legacy – whether good or bad – and it will be interesting to see the aftermath of Sochi.

England's captain Alastair Cook (left) trudges off after yet another cheap dismissal during a disastrous Ashes tour.

Do not lay blame for Ashes flop at doors of counties

Shaking up domestic game yet again will not solve England's ills.

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