Oct. 5 – Andy Anson raises serious doubts about Sepp Blatter’s willingness to implement meaningful reforms in the aftermath of the scandal-hit World Cup bidding process and FIFA presidential election. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 29 – Andy Anson is named as the new chief executive of UK-based Kitbag. It’s his first full-time post since England’s humiliating first-round elimination in FIFA’s 2018 host city vote. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
May 16 – INSIDER editor Mark Bisson rounds up the ten things you need to know about the global football business today.
April 11 – The leaders of England’s failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup were asked by FIFA vice-president Jack Warner to pay for an education centre in his native Trinidad during the bid campaign. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports.
9/12/10 FIFA president Sepp Blatter accuses England of being “bad losers” after bid leaders’ angry reaction to losing out in the race for the 2018 World Cup… He also dismisses as “nonsense” allegations of systematic corruption in FIFA.
6/12/10 World Football INSIDER rounds up the 10 things you need to know about the global football business today.
3/12/10 England’s failed World Cup bid was doomed by a devastating coup organized by CONCACAF’s bloc of three voters. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports from Zurich.
27/11/10 As the World Cup bid race takes shape, with Spain-Portugal and Qatar front runners, INSIDER profiles the 22 man FIFA Executive committee and looks at how they might vote next Thursday.
26/11/10 British Prime Minister David Cameron has played down fears that England’s 2018 World Cup bid could suffer because of a BBC Panorama probe… England 2018 CEO Andy Anson claims British media tactics are “illegal” compared to some other countries.
5/11/10 The negative headlines suffered by England 2018 this week belie the strong position of its bid, the great inroads made over the past year and the confidence of its bid team. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports from London.