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Here we present articles and further material concerning UK Football and World Soccer - news, analysis and opinion on the finances and political economy of football outside the UK.

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UK and World Football pages from The Political Economy of Football, covering the business and governance of soccer in England, Scotland, Europe, America, Asia, The Middle-East, Africa, Europe and the Antipodes.

"If you want some accessible but informative insight into football then I suggest you couldn't do better than the Political Economy of Football website, which is not only intelligible but comes with the added bonus of being written by Addicks fan Wyn Grant."

Ben Hayes - Charlton Athletic programme

"A fine independent web page that follows business developments in football can be found at Charlton fan Wyn Grant's regularly updated Political Economy of Football."

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