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David Conn

David Conn

    Marcos Rojo deal prompts third-party revolt
    Marcos Rojo deal prompts third-party revolt
    The president of Sporting Lisbon football club has launched an outspoken attack on the investor funds that have bought "economic rights" in...
    Bale-out is a Real threat to Spurs
    Bale-out is a Real threat to Spurs
    One of the few certain points in the swirl of speculation about where Gareth Bale's once-in-a-generation form will take him when his extraordinary playing feats have concluded for this season is that Tottenham Hotspur will hope to keep the 23-year-old Welshman. With Bale expressing...
    And now for Europe ...
    And now for Europe ...
    While the blue hordes of Manchester were descending on their Albert Square victory parade, still not quite believing they were really there, the...
    Blame the British
    Blame the British
    After a series of corruption scandals that has beset soccer's governing body in recent months, Fifa's re-elected president, Sepp Blatter, promised...
    United we fall
    United we fall
    Lurking in the full, heart-sinking detail of the Glazer family's proposal to borrow £500-million (R6,1-billion) — a partial replacement...
    UK soccer: Have-nots want a share option
    UK soccer: Have-nots want a share option
    Members of the Football League's board have held meetings with the Premier League's chief executive, Richard Scudamore, to seek a fairer distribution of the Premiership's booming TV money which, following the £625-million secured last week for overseas rights, will total...
    Liverpool claim proposed takeover won't harm values
    Liverpool claim proposed takeover won't harm values
    If we were not becoming weirdly accustomed to checking Forbes's billionaires list whenever a football club announces take-over talks, it would feel...
    Foreign gold rush
    Foreign gold rush
    West Ham, that quintessential East End working-class football institution, is to be taken over by an Icelandic consortium and become the fifth...
    Homeless World Cup puts down roots
    Homeless World Cup puts down roots
    The offices at the top of a converted warehouse in the Edinburgh port of Leith are a bit of a squeeze. As he talks, Mel Young's head seems almost...
    Academies left in the lurch by sinking funds
    Academies left in the lurch by sinking funds
    On a busy, blustery morning at Leeds Road playing fields Huddersfield Town's academy director Gerry Murphy is running a group of under-16s through...
    St James' cash cow
    St James' cash cow
    What is it about the Newcastle United manager's job, filled until relatively recently by Willie McFaul, Jim Smith and other domestic gaffers, which...
    Fanzine fights for the right to print fixtures
    Fanzine fights for the right to print fixtures
    With the season of comfort, joy and compulsive over-eating almost upon us, it is sad to report that the troubling case of the Watford Two still...