Bristol City make public protest against World Cup stadium snub

By Duncan Mackay
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year

October 2 – Bristol City used today’s Championship match against Norwich City at Ashton Gate to launch a counter-protest against plans to stop them building their new stadium which could host World Cup games if England’s bid to host the 2018 tournament is successful.

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Mihir Bose: Fans must stop falling in love with rich men

Mihir Bose blog picture

The rich, as Hemingway said, are different to the rest of us – they have more money.

But what is now emerging is that the rich in football are expected to behave differently to rich people in any other sport.

This is a very recent, modern, phenomenon which is making football even more distinct from all other sporting activities. It is also creating a huge problem for the game.

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Transfer revolution to weed out corruption

By Andrew Warshaw

September 30 – Football’s world governing body has launched a new electronic transfer system in an attempt to weed out corruption and money laundering, stop the trading of under-age players and make clubs totally accountable for all international deals.

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