WHEN  a financial institution becomes involved in discussions about the future of football, it doesn’t sit very comfortably. It will undoubtedly be good for accountants, lawyers, bankers, intermediaries and the main protagonists (in other words, the clubs in the driving seat) but for the future of the game and the eco-system that supports it, questions have to be asked about the intentions of the parties involved. The financial crisis of 2008-09 taught us many few things – that some financial firms are systemic and vital for the stability of the global economy, that governments and banks are indelibly linked and the pursuit of profit often clouds judgement. Regulators have since tried to rein-in reckless bankers, but the very ethos of financial services is, let’s…