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  • Portsmouth confirmed as first Premier League club ever to enter administration

    By Nick Harris 25 February 2010 Portsmouth will tomorrow become the first Premier League football club ever to enter administration after talks with four groups of potential buyers for the ailing south-coast club failed to make material progress ahead of a 3.30pm deadline this afternoon. The administration process is already underway and will be completed […]

  • ‘The transfer fee for Poland’s World Cup captain included a photocopier, some medical tools and some dollars’

    * JOHN ROBERTS wrote for the Daily Express, The Guardian, the Daily Mail and The Independent, where he was the tennis correspondent for 20 years. He collaborated with Bill Shankly on the Liverpool manager’s autobiography, ghosted Kevin Keegan’s first book, and has written books on George Best, Manchester United’s Busby Babes (The Team That Wouldn’t Die) and Everton (The Official […]

  • Insolvency experts in the wings as Portsmouth brace for landmark administration

    By Nick Harris 22 February 2010 (with 23 Feb update at the bottom) Portsmouth are bracing themselves for imminent administration as a means to stop them going out of business altogether, and sportingintelligence understands that insolvency practitioners from the chartered accountancy firm Hacker Young are on standby to handle the administration process. Pompey’s owner Balram […]

  • Premier League U-turn on Pompey sales after Fifa ‘OK’

    By Nick Harris 20 February 2010 The Premier League has made a U-turn on a decision to allow Portsmouth to sell players because of fears the south-coast club might manage to avoid administration and avoid relegation party because of a measure initially intended to ensure their very survival. Fifa, football’s world governing body, had already […]

  • Portsmouth await Fifa approval to sell players amid rivals’ doubts over fair play

    By Nick Harris 18 February 2010 Portsmouth’s application today for dispensation to sell players outside the transfer window appears likely to succeed, sportingintelligence understands. The troubled Premier League club, which has debts of £60m and faces the imminent prospect of administration, asked the League for permission to sell players to stave off threat of extinction. […]

  • Premier League bidder for IPL franchise to be “named soon”

    By Nick Harris 16 February 2010 The identity of the Premier League football club that has expressed an interest in buying an Indian Premier League cricket franchise will be revealed when the tender process opens next month according to a BBC report, although the IPL’s commissioner, Lalit Modi, has told sportingintelligence by email this afternoon […]

  • Premier League considers play-offs for fourth Champions League slot

    15 February The Premier League is considering introducing a play-off to determine which team is awarded the fourth Champions League slot. As things stand, the top four in the division qualify automatically for the next season’s Champions League. No changes will be made for at least three years: the 2010-13 TV rights have already been […]

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