Chelsea’s hopes of a first EPL and FA Cup double may be hindered by manager Carlo Ancelotti’s absence to answer questions in the Calciopoli trial in Naples next week.
29/3/2010 World Football Insider rounds up the 10 things you need to know about the global football business today.
17/3/2010 Inter Milan’s Champions League victory over Chelsea provides a boost to the whole Italian game when its standing has never stood so low. But with heavily indebted clubs, sparse crowds, grim stadia and a deeply unpopular ID scheme in the offing, things may get worse before they get better. WFI’s James Corbett reports.
2/3/2010 Ivan Gazidis tells an audience at the Soccerex European Forum that club owners need to adopt a more collaborative approach to guarantee financial stability… Chelsea’s finance director reveals its results for the year to date are “significantly cash positive”… MLS chief praises Beckham contribution to US soccer.
5/2/2010 Australia bid CEO Ben Buckley responds to World Football Insider Bid Power Index… Forbes say Man Utd are the most valuable team brand in world sport… Chelsea delight at lifting of transfer ban… $1 million incentive for Saudi clubs… Egypt move up world rankings.
30/12/09 Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea have wiped out virtually all of their outstanding $546 million debt, helping the club comply with future UEFA regulations on financial fair play… Debt-ridden Portsmouth “shocked” over winding up petition.
1/12/09 City are the biggest spenders on agents fees in the top-flight… Manager Mark Hughes defends the club’s massive investment in players as Premier League reveals spending figures for its 20 clubs.
6/11/09 Court of Arbitration for Sport decision means Chelsea can go shopping in January transfer window… club’s new CEO announces naming rights plan
Celtic have hit out at the Scottish Premier League’s decision to accept a $106 million broadcasting deal with BSkyB and ESPN, claiming it will cost them up to $19.65 million.