Sporting Intelligence
2011January
  • Manchester United: how history shows they get stronger from now on

    By Brian Sears 25 January 2011 Manchester United’s Premier League season reached the half-way mark, its 19th game, with the New Year’s Day 2-1 victory at West Brom. Since then they’ve played three more league games, beating Stoke, drawing at Tottenham and then thrashing Birmingham 5-0, all ahead of Tuesday’s match at Blackpool. As sportingintelligence’s […]

  • Blackburn-India special: views of a family-sponsored temple

    By Nick Harris 21 January 2011 A special series about the new Indian owners of Blackburn Rovers is running on sportingintelligence this week. The main feature is at the link in the last sentence. This is one of several sets of related photographs, annotated. The Rao family are engaged in a variety of charitable / CSR work, […]

  • Liverpool’s double trouble: why Wolves want to be No22 since ’92

    By Brian Sears 21 January 2011 Can Wolverhampton Wanderers inflict on Liverpool only their 22nd ‘double’ defeat of the Premier League era? They’ve already managed the harder part of the double, winning 1-0 at Anfield just over three weeks ago in what turned out to be one of Roy Hodgson’s final games in charge. Just […]

  • Why Everton should relish the visit of Grant’s generous West Ham

    By Brian Sears 21 January 2011 Everton prepare to host West Ham on Saturday knowing the Hammers bottom of the table with one measly away win this season. But more than that, the London side have provided more points for Everton than any other opponents in the history of the Premier League. (See table below […]

  • Blackburn-India special: Dr BV Rao, vet, visionary and founder of Venky’s

    By Nick Harris 20 January 2011 A special series about the new Indian owners of Blackburn Rovers is running on sportingintelligence this week. The main feature is at the link in the last sentence. This is one of several sets of related photographs, annotated. In every factory, plant, office, property and business that is part of the […]

  • Blackburn-India special: Words of chicken wisdom on a factory wall

    By Nick Harris 20 January 2011 A special series about the new Indian owners of Blackburn Rovers is running on sportingintelligence this week. The main feature is at the link in the last sentence. This is one of several sets of related photographs, annotated. Here are some shots of posters that adorn the walls on one of […]

  • BLACKBURN-INDIA Special: Boomtown Pune

    By Nick Harris 20 January 2011 The most obvious and visible sign of India’s economic boom is in the vast mount of property being built – and marketed. It is impossible to drive for more than a few hundred yards without seeing another huge billboard offering dream homes for sale. A special series about the […]

  • BLACKBURN-INDIA Special: The VH Group in detail

    By Nick Harris 17 January 2011 As part of a special series of reports looking at the Indian company that now owns Blackburn Rovers of the Premier League, here is a detailed breakdown of the 28 India-based companies that form the Venkateshwara Hatcheries Group. Details of some but not all the companies can be found […]

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