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.

2/3/2010 The Soccerex European Forum gets under way in Manchester with representatives from 217 football clubs in attendance. Some of the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup are here in numbers but Australia and Holland-Belgium are notable absentees. WFI editor Mark Bisson reports.

12/2/2010 Snowstorm in Washington D.C. stalls talks between Major League Soccer and MLS Players Union over a new collective bargaining agreement… International Football Association Board to discuss goal-line technology and sending-off offences… Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in line for Laureus award.