May 14 – Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein backs FA chairman Greg Dyke’s shake-up of English football…Dein also comments on Arsenal’s season and Arsene Wenger’s future. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from the Soccerex Asian Forum.
April 12 – La Liga CEO Francisco Roca believes Spanish football is going through a process of change that will “enable it to compete internationally with the Premier League in the coming years”. Dermot Ledwith reports from Soccerex in Manchester.
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.
22/12/10 Former Manchester City chief David Bernstein is the new chairman of the Football Association. Recruiting a successor to England boss Fabio Capello in 2012 and improving relations with FIFA are among his top priorities. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
6/12/10 World Football INSIDER rounds up the 10 things you need to know about the global football business today.
22/11/2010 David Dein, president of England 2018, claims his bid team is working flat out to bring the World Cup back to the country for the first time since 1966. “We are in it to win it,” he says. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from the Soccerex Global Convention in Rio.
22/11/2010 Six of the 2018/2022 World Cup bids take their campaigns to the Soccerex Global Convention in Rio de Janeiro where 3,500 delegates are gathering for the 15th edition of the football conference. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Rio.
16/11/2010 FIFA tells INSIDER the technical reports evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the nine bids vying to stage the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will be published at 11am CET on Wednesday… England expect boost to revive flagging campaign… Qatar hope for upbeat assessment. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
15/11/2010 England’s World Cup bid team warned FIFA’s Jerome Valcke of a fake American lobbying company that turned out to be undercover Sunday Times reporters working on the story that rocked world football’s governing body to its foundations… Senior bid officials have written to all FIFA Ex-co members to distance bid from British media
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.