March 9 – New channel to deliver analysis, insight, news and commentary worldwide… Everton eye Nike as new kit sponsor… adidas looks to Euro 2012 for strong earnings… More in this edition of The Football Sponsorship Column.

April 26 – As J.League resumes, Japanese Football Association president Junji Ogura says his country’s clubs are working “tremendously hard” to recover from the devastating earthquake… Australian government announces wide-ranging review of football five months after failed 2022 World Cup bid… El Jimador tequila sponsors Major League Soccer.

14/12/10 FIFA president Sepp Blatter causes outrage after suggesting gay fans visiting Qatar for the 2022 World Cup should respect the Gulf nation’s laws and “refrain from any sexual activities”… Franz Beckenbauer criticises FIFA for its handling of the Dec. 2 vote… Kathy Carter appointed president of Soccer United Marketing… More inside. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.