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Football fans vs Billionaires: Who owns the beautiful game?

After the failure of the European Super League, football fans are lining up to protest against billionaire owners. A discussion on soft power, soccer and a fan-led revolution: We ask who is really calling the shots when it comes to football’s future.

27 May 2021, 12.01am

Hear from:

James Montague Award-winning author whose books include of The Billionaires Club: The Unstoppable Rise of Football’s Super-Rich Owners
Nick McGeehan Director at FairSquare Research
Nick Harris Sporting Intelligence
Nancy Gillen Content Coordinator at GiveMeSport Women
Chair, Vaishali Bhardwaj Sports Broadcaster and Writer

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From coronation budgets to secretive government units, journalists have used the Freedom of Information Act to expose corruption and incompetence in high places. Tony Blair regrets ever giving us this right. Today's UK government is giving fewer and fewer transparency responses, and doing it more slowly. But would better transparency give us better government? And how can we get it?

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Hear from:

Claire Miller Data journalism and FOI expert
Martin Rosenbaum Author of ‘Freedom of Information: A Practical Guidebook’; former BBC political journalist
Jenna Corderoy Investigative reporter at openDemocracy and visiting lecturer at City University, London
Chair: Ramzy Alwakeel Head of news at openDemocracy

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