Archive for November, 2005

RIP George Best


Never saw you play live but you are a true sporting legend. technorati tags: best, george best, football, rip, manchester united, legend, sport Advertisements

Vodafone announced today that they were ending their shirt sponsorship deal with Premier League club Manchester United. It is a premature end to the sponsorship which still has two years left, Vodafone will be putting their investment into the UEFA Champions League from 2006 onwards. This makes sense and gives Vodafone consisent exposure and affinity […]

Look like BSkyB will remain at the forefront of sports programming over the next couple of years with news that they will be using sport to push its brand new HDTV service in 2006. Sky Sports HD will be spearheaded by HD coverage of live Premiership football games and Premiership rugby union and will also […]

An incredible story has emerged from China, the host country of the 2008 Olympic Games, in a report by four-times Olympic gold-medallist Matthew Pinsent.? Pinsent claims to have seen children being abused during training camps in readiness for the hosting of the Olympic Games.? These are pretty serious allegations coming from a very high-profile athlete […]

As expected the EU Comeptition Commission has expressed its satisfaction with the Premier League’s TV rights packages on offer for 2007 onwards.  Despite  the headlines across various media it is unlikely to affect BSkyB too much in that they are highly likely to win 5 out of the 6 live packages on offer.  This will […]

The Football League is to tighten up the way payments are made to players’ agents in transfer deals, in an effort to bring more transparency to the game. BBC NEWS | Business | Football League target agent fees The football league are to ask the 72 clubs whether they want to ban payments to agents […]

I see the IAAF have reorganised the track and field calendar for 2005 in an attempt to increase the high quality of competition.  The sport certainly needs something to get the public back on side.  There have been a number of high-profile drugs cases in the sport recently and many instances of medals from major […]