Quote of the Day

"The principle that you don’t sell tickets to other fans for over face value is as basic as never changing your team and it’s a core part of the social solidarity that holds supporters together."
-- Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust member Martin Cloake on the Spurs' partnership with StubHub. (London INDEPENDENT, 8/16)
Monday August 19, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 49 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Liftoff For BT Sport

    The EPL opener between Liverpool, Stoke City drew more than 700,000 viewers on BT.

    The first live EPL football match shown by BT was watched by a peak audience of 764,000 viewers, "marking a respectable start to its attempt to challenge Sky's 20-year dominance of live sports" in the U.K., according to Daniel Thomas of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The opening match of the season between Liverpool and Stoke City was shown exclusively by BT Sport on Saturday, "providing an immediate test of the telecom group's ability to win viewers in a big-budget battle for football fans with Sky."

  • A Record Pace

    Premier League transfer spending this season is on pace for record.

  • The Sales Circuit

    Silverstone circuit reportedly sold to property group for $63M.

  • Country Living

    Russian football club Anzhi Makhachkala pulling out of Moscow.

  • Huzzahs To Fans

    Barclays celebrates fans with new Premier League campaign.

  • Path To Citizenship

    Aussie cricket board eases eligibility rules for players with dual passports.

  • Insider News

    BT Sport deal with Man City puts broadcaster behind the scenes.

  • New Teammates

    Toro Rosso driver to replace Webber at Red Bull in '14.

  • A Second Pass

    Former FA boss calls for "re-bidding process" for '22 World Cup.

  • Raising The Cost

    Tottenham fans say club is encouraging touts with StubHub deal.

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