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Manchester United choose Asia for IPO

August 16, 2011


First featured in FT Singaporean fans of Manchester United last caught glimpse of their favourite club when the Red Devils visited the country in a one day trophy-touring parade in July. But as of next year, they, along with millions others, could well have the opportunity to buy shares in the 19 times Premiership champions […]

Scouting For Asians: Chelsea’s search for Britain’s sub-continental football star

April 15, 2011


In an age defined by the celebrity footballer and the X-Factor, it’s little surprise that televised football trials are fast becoming ten-a-penny on our screens. Whether it’s Wayne Rooney’s search for a ‘Street-Striker’ or Inter Milan’s hunt for Britain’s best unsigned youngster, (both screened on Sky One in the last two years), the trials and […]

Vive la Sky Blue Revolution! Why the guillotine is set to fall at Manchester City in 2011

January 9, 2011


2008 was Manchester City’s 1789 (bear with me on this one). The Eastlands’ annus mirabilis held promise of a liberation from years of stagnation and a final end to humiliation at the hands of their hated neighbours and rivals. The seizure of power by Abu Dhabi’s oil-rich was met with the understandable optimism of one […]

Premier League teams turn style into a cash cow

October 19, 2010


Football clubs releasing new kits each season are stretching supporters' wallets, despite a proposal in the Premier League charter to restrict a change to once every two years

British Asians are in the stands even if the pitch remains a battle

September 26, 2010


As clubs such as Chelsea look to develop British Asian footballers, the growing number of supporters of subcontinental origin feel at home in grounds

Sterling Cooper Wenger Ferguson: the welcome return of the Premiership’s Mad Men

September 11, 2010


Weekly high-drama returns to small-screen and stadiums with the Premier League and season four of Mad Men

Why the Curse of Chelsea’s No. 7 Could Strike John Obi Mikel

September 2, 2010


New signing Ramires is the man who can throw off the numerical albatross that simultaneously sits on his back and around the collective neck of Chelsea fans