April 23 – FIFA suspends Barcelona’s transfer ban pending the outcome of an appeal, allowing the club to sign new players in the summer. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Jan. 24 – Barcelona president Sandro Rosell resigns amid allegations that he misappropriated funds from the signing of striker Neymar from Santos… Josep Maria Bartomeu unveiled as his successor. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Sept. 14 – Wembley official denies the FA will entertain offers to rebrand iconic venue … Information security specialist to help FC Barcelona interact with supporters. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
Sept. 26 – Barcelona questions, but ultimately sticks with, controversial sponsorship deal … Aston Martin enters football market as sponsor of 1860 Munich. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports.
Aug. 19 – With NBC’s investment, growth in MLS attendances, Jurgen Klinsmann’s appointment as US national team coach and the star-studded World Football Challenge, this was a super summer for soccer in the USA. INSIDER columnist Terry Baddoo ponders whether this can be the catalyst to turn the game in America from minor to major.
Aug. 15 – If Barcelona’s style is universally acknowledged as “the way to play football”, why is it largely ineffective when adopted by others like Arsenal. INSIDER columnist Terry Baddoo gives his assessment.
Aug. 2 – During United’s pre-season US tour Sir Alex Ferguson was quoted as saying that his team have just got to accept being second best to Barca right now. But don’t believe a word of it. Second best is not in the man’s DNA, writes INSIDER columnist Terry Baddoo.
July 14 – Premier League champions Manchester United are named as the world’s most valuable sports team. Only eight football teams make Forbes magazine’s top 50 list. Real Madrid are ranked fifth and Arsenal seventh but Bayern Munich and Chelsea are well down the rankings. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
May 23 – INSIDER editor Mark Bisson rounds up the ten things you need to know about the global football business today.