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  • Revealed: Villa’s £50m transfers and £2.4m salaries

    By Nick Harris 7 March 2010 Aston Villa’s transfer spending since the start of last summer has been bigger than assumed and has probably been close to £50m in that period. A note in the most recent accounts of Villa’s parent company, Reform Acquisitions Limited, which were released just before the weekend, says the “net […]

  • Red Knight fever helps MUST race to 100,000 members

    By Nick Harris 3 March 2010 The global publicity attracted by yesterday’s news that the Red Knight group have started exploratory talks to raise money to try to buy Manchester United has helped membership of the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust (MUST) to more than double, and has now smashed through the 100,000 barrier. A month […]

  • 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 […]

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