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  1. May 12, 2014

    Randy Lerner puts Aston Villa football club up for sale

    The owner of Aston Villa has put the Premier League club up for sale after pouring close to £200m into the struggling team...

  2. July 13, 2013

    Al Fayed sells Fulham to US billionaire

    Mohamed Al Fayed on Friday brought the curtain down on his 16-year reign in charge of Premier League club Fulham after...

  1. April 5, 2013

    Pity the poor footballers

    Martin Taylor regularly has to tell footballers that they’ve lost all their money in disastrous investments. “I had to...

  2. Money Supply

    October 17, 2012

    ECB's bond buying is a game of two halves

    According to the Maradona theory of monetary policy, as outlined by Sir Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, a...

  3. FT Alphaville

    September 20, 2012

    The Governor, live [updated]

    A quick plug for Channel 4 News’ live – live! – interview with Mervyn King, just airing at pixel time. Click pic (via...

  4. FT Alphaville

    August 8, 2012

    Gold Oil meets Minmet (updated)

    Strange goings on at Gold Oil, the London-listed penny dreadful that has no gold and precious little oil (as yet). Having...

  5. May 25, 2012

    The posh-ing of English football

    I never thought it would happen, but England’s football team is becoming middle-class. England could kick off next month’s...

  6. March 30, 2012

    Open season

    Oh, to be in England now that April’s there,” wrote the expatriate poet Robert Browning in Home Thoughts, from Abroad. And,...

  7. March 9, 2012

    Football bodies unite over money

    Controlling the amount of money swirling around football is not the responsibility of the Football Association, its chairman...

  8. February 3, 2012

    Redknapp ‘condemned from his own mouth’

    Harry Redknapp condemned himself “from his own mouth” when he told a News of the World journalist that a $145,000 payment...

  9. January 26, 2012

    Redknapp says he writes like a two-year-old

    Harry Redknapp told police he was “completely and utterly disorganised” and had the writing of a two-year-old, allowing his...

  10. January 25, 2012

    Redknapp sick of mud-throwing, court told

    Harry Redknapp felt unfairly targeted by press rumours linking his name to certain football deals, telling a friend that,...

  11. January 24, 2012

    Jury told of Redknapp’s NoW ‘bungs’ denial

    Harry Redknapp denied to a News of the World reporter in colourful language that payments made to him into a Monaco bank...

  12. September 30, 2011

    Tom Greeves

    Tory stand-up comic, former speechwriter for Boris Johnson ● Be meaner to the Lib Dems. They shouldn’t be in government –...

  13. August 30, 2011

    Carson Yeung wins court backing for UK trip

    Carson Yeung, the Birmingham City football club owner charged with money-laundering in Hong Kong, has won an appeal against...

  14. June 30, 2011

    Profile: Tycoon’s touch of the Blues

    Carson Yeung was in benevolent mood this time last year. “I would just like to let [Blues fans] know that Mr Yeung loves...

  15. May 20, 2011

    Value set in stone

    A shade under 2,000 years ago, when the Emperor Hadrian laid out his vast gardens at what is now called Villa Adriana, he...

  16. April 15, 2011

    Couture comforts

    The Mosaic Suite at The Villa by Barton G There seems to be a new trend ripening among hotel fruit bowls. The smarter the...

  17. FT Alphaville

    April 7, 2011

    Basketball star takes Liverpool FC stake

    LeBron James, the Miami Heat basketball star who is one of the world’s most bankable athletes, has become an unlikely...

  18. April 7, 2011

    Basketball star takes Liverpool FC stake

    LeBron James’s link to Liverpool will be the first time a major athlete has joined the English soccer scene LeBron James,...

  19. February 10, 2011

    Real Madrid tops Deloitte league

    Real Madrid might have been humbled in its 5-0 defeat against Barcelona in the Spanish football league’s El Clásico this...

  20. Money Supply

    December 16, 2010

    The case for complacency on UK inflation

    Adam Posen, external member of the Bank of England, has just given a speech arguing that the current fuss about inflation is...

  21. October 21, 2010

    King back in Black Country

    Bank of England governor Mervyn King was back in his home town of Wolverhampton this week to deliver a speech praising the...

  22. FT Alphaville

    September 6, 2010

    Crash and burn, or when F1 meets FX

    Vroom! That’s the speed at which retail punters can be parted from their money on one of the many forex trading platforms...

  23. September 5, 2010

    FxPro eyes Aim listing

    FxPro, the Cyprus-based foreign exchange broker aimed at retail investors, is expected to announce its intention to float on...

  24. November 26, 2009

    Bail de Jour blogger exposed

    Much excitement has followed the revelation last week of the secret identity of Belle de Jour , the anonymous woman who...

  25. November 25, 2009

    Bail de Jour blogger exposed

    Much excitement has followed the revelation last week of the secret identity of Belle de Jour, the anonymous woman who...

  26. October 6, 2009

    Football owners lined up for UK basketball plan

    Premier League club owners could set up professional basketball teams to play in a new British league under their football...

  27. October 6, 2009

    Football club owners targeted for UK basketball league

    Owners of UK Premier League football clubs could set up professional basketball teams to play in a new British league under...

  28. October 5, 2009

    Premier League owners courted for basketball

    Premier League club owners could set up professional basketball teams to play in a new British league under their football...

  29. August 15, 2009

    Villa shirts curse hurts

    While Aston Villa, the Premier League club, has accumulated many honours over its long history, its shorter record in...

  30. July 11, 2009

    12,000 miles in a weekend? There’s networking to be done

    Four days before the British & Irish lions were due to play the Springboks in the second Test in Pretoria, I received an...

  31. July 11, 2009

    Designed for life

    Antonio Foscari with the Hadid sculpture in his Palladian villa In 1555 Andrea Palladio, Italy’s greatest architect,...

  32. May 31, 2009

    Newcastle Utd on market with £100m target price

    Mike Ashley, the sportswear retailer, is putting Newcastle United up for sale for the second time in seven months in the...

  33. May 25, 2009

    Ashley woe as Newcastle drop

    The personal fortune of sportswear retailer Mike Ashley took another knock yesterday as Newcastle United - the Magpies -...

  34. May 24, 2009

    Ashley counts the cost as Newcastle relegated

    The personal fortune of controversial sportswear retailer Mike Ashley took another knock on Sunday as Newcastle United lost...

  35. May 15, 2009

    Ladbrokes hit by punters’ success

    Ladbrokes, one of the country’s largest bookmakers, saw profits slide by 34 per cent in the first four months of the year...

  36. April 17, 2009

    West Ham’s long-term ownership uncertain

    West Ham United face rivals Aston Villa in a clash that could help secure their position in the top half of the Premier...

  37. March 14, 2009

    Not all about Yves

    The sale in Paris of Yves Saint Laurent’s effects has not passed quietly into history. The prices soared above anything so...

  38. March 7, 2009

    Co-op aims to reap dividend from new economic vision

    Amid daily reports of greedy bankers, fraudsters and job losses, people are looking for an alternative vision of how an...

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