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Done Deal: An Insider's Guide to Football Contracts, Multi-Million Pound Transfers and Premier League Big Business (Paperback)
Insightful, enlightening and thought-provoking, leading Premier League lawyer Daniel Geey lifts the lid on the inner workings of modern football.
Whether it is a manager being sacked, the signing of a new star player, television rights negotiations, player misconduct or multi-million-pound club takeovers, lawyers remain at the heart of all football business dealings. Written by leading Premier League lawyer Daniel Geey, who has dealt with all these incidents first hand, this highly accessible book explores the issues--from pitch to boardroom--that shape the modern game and how these impact leagues, clubs, players, and fans.
Featuring insider anecdotes and expert contributions, Done Deal provides football fans with a fresh and authoritative perspective on all off-field football matters.
About the Author
Daniel Geey is the UK's most highly respected sports, competition and regulatory lawyer. His clients include Premier League and Champions League football clubs, agencies, rights holders and other sports companies. He is the media's go-to man when complex legal matters need to be explained to a wider audience and he has appeared on Sky Sports, Sky News, BBC, CNN, BT Sport, Bloomberg, TV2, BBC Radio 4, and TalkSport, and contributed to the Daily Telegraph and the Independent. He has more than 20k Twitter followers. @FootballLaw
“If you want to know and understand how football really works, this is the book for you.” —Guillem Balagué, Sky Sports
“A myth-busting and hugely entertaining look at the ever more complex machinations of the beautiful game. Essential.” —Raphael Honigstein, the Guardian and ESPN
“Required reading… Done Deal does a full and comprehensive job of explaining the myriad complexities behind the game's biggest transfer deals… An enlightening read on finances at football's top tables.” —FourFourTwo
“Fascinating, brilliant and mind-boggling at times, this book takes you behind the scenes of football. What happens on the pitch is only part of the story. Done Deal is essential reading if you want to get close to the full picture.” —Tony Evans, Evening Standard and ESPN, Journalist and author
“It's a pleasure to work with Daniel and he has a great understanding of the football industry. His book should be a must read for football fans.” —Freddie Ljungberg
“A fine examination of managerial sackings and player signings by one of the best-connected football lawyers” —The Times
“A uniquely insightful and accurate reflection of modern football and its exciting evolution” —Fausto Zanetton, Founder and CEO, Tifosy Ltd
“One of the most sought-after advisers for players, agents and clubs.” —Financial Times
“[Done Deal] is a testament not only to Daniel's vast knowledge on his subject, but also to his ability to present even the most complex ideas in a clear and vivid way.” —Gianluca Vialli
“There are very few people who are as up to speed on the most pressing legal topics within the football industry as Daniel Geey.” —Chris Pearlman, COO Swansea City FC
“A must read for anyone looking to work in football.” —Ehsen Shah, Managing Director, B-Engaged Ltd
“Undoubtedly the leader in his field, with Done Deal Daniel has produced a fascinating and comprehensive insight into the global business of football and the ever-changing landscape of the world's beautiful game” —David Dale, CEO, Football Aid and Field of Dreams