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  1. May 21, 2014

    Former Leeds United managing director arrested in Dubai

    The former managing director of Leeds United has been arrested in Dubai on suspicion of financial irregularities during the...

  2. April 20, 2014

    Northampton’s Cobblers fight for the very soul of football

    A few months before England won the 1966 World Cup, a small boy stood in a large crowd on the duckboards that used to line...

  1. April 8, 2014

    Leeds Utd takeover raises questions

    Fresh questions were raised over the Football League’s regulation of club owners after it emerged on Tuesday that Leeds...

  2. April 7, 2014

    Football League to review options on Leeds United ownership

    The Football League will meet on Thursday to review its options in the Leeds United ownership controversy after its decision...

  3. March 24, 2014

    Leeds United tests Football League’s ruling in Cellino sale

    The ability of the football authorities to prevent a club takeover is being tested to the limit as the owners of Leeds...

  4. March 18, 2014

    Leeds United faces uncertainty after conviction of Massimo Cellino

    The future of Leeds United was thrown into uncertainty after the investor who had agreed to buy the Championship club was...

  5. February 7, 2014

    Beckham versus Cellino in game of football club owners

    Two prospective football club owners this week made pitches to become custodians of the world’s most popular sport. One was...

  6. February 6, 2014

    Massimo Cellino’s goal of owning Leeds football club in sight

    Massimo Cellino, the Italian businessman says he expects to have “no problem” in being approved as the new owner of Leeds...

  7. February 5, 2014

    Leeds United accepted £1.5m loan from Massimo Cellino

    Leeds United took a £1.5m loan from Massimo Cellino as he finalised a prospective takeover of the championship club last...

  8. February 4, 2014

    Shirt sponsor performs sliding tackle on Leeds United bid

    The battle for control of Leeds United intensified as Enterprise Insurance, the club’s shirt sponsor, moved to wind up the...

  9. February 3, 2014

    Leeds United manager reinstated 24 hours after being sacked

    Football club owners in England have faced the ire of fans for everything from changing club colours to trying to rename...

  10. January 20, 2014

    Control of Leeds United to change again

    Control of Leeds United is once again being passed to a new set of investors after its Dubai-based owners said they were...

  11. September 16, 2013

    Get off the pitch for ideas in the boardroom

    Howard Wilkinson, former manager of Leeds United, knows about pressure: “No offence to captains of industry but even a FTSE...

  12. November 23, 2012

    Billionaires toy with the beautiful game

    No matter how rich we are, the camera becomes less flattering as we get older, and one picture of Roman Abramovich this week...

  13. November 21, 2012

    GFH acquires Leeds Utd for £44m

    Leeds United has become the latest football club to fall into the hands of a Gulf financial institution, as GFH Capital, a...

  14. July 29, 2011

    Football Association urged to overhaul debt levels

    Football’s governing body has been told it must radically overhaul the way the game is run in England or face the...

  15. January 18, 2011

    ‘King’s Speech’ agency hit by funding cuts

    On the day that The King’s Speech was nominated for 14 Baftas, several of those who helped with its production were told...

  16. November 19, 2010

    The Inventory: Geoffrey Boycott

    Geoffrey Boycott OBE played cricket for Yorkshire and England, making more than 48,000 runs and scoring 151 hundreds in a...

  17. April 1, 2010

    Beating up the banks

    Less than three months after he landed in Dublin, Englishman Matthew Elderfield is putting the Irish financial services...

  18. January 4, 2010

    Man Utd explores bond issue to refinance its debt

    Manchester United is exploring a bond issue as part of efforts to refinance its £700m debt, with the English Premier League...

  19. January 4, 2010

    Man Utd in talks to refinance its debt

    Manchester United is exploring a bond issue as part of efforts to refinance its £700m ($1.1bn) debt, with the English...

  20. January 3, 2010

    Man Utd eyes bond issue to refinance debt

    Manchester United is exploring a bond issue as part of efforts to refinance its £700m debt, with the English Premier League...

  21. January 2, 2010

    Top-tier football's bubble shows few signs of bursting

    Ten years ago, Leeds United were top of the Premier League and Manchester City were a division below them, trying to claw...

  22. January 1, 2010

    Top-tier football’s bubble shows signs of bursting

    Ten years ago, Leeds United were top of the Premier League and Manchester City were a division below them, trying to claw...

  23. November 18, 2009

    Fish and chip lunches

    Born to a car parts factory owner in the prosperous Dutch city of Apeldoorn in 1959, Marc Bolland studied business at the...

  24. April 2, 2009

    Southampton chairman hits out at Barclays

    The former chairman of Southampton football club’s parent company, which was on Thursday placed into administration, has...

  25. April 2, 2009

    Saints in talks with bankers

    Southampton Leisure Holdings, the Aim-listed owner of Southampton Football Club, was on Wednesday night locked in 11th-hour...

  26. April 2, 2009

    Saints in talks withbankers

    Southampton Leisure Holdings, the Aim-listed owner of Southampton Football Club, was last night locked in 11th-hour talks...

  27. March 30, 2009

    In partnership at Brighton

    From Mr Tim Springett. Sir, Nigel Andrews, in his review of The Damned United, clearly believes Peter Taylor was integral to...

  28. March 28, 2009

    Films on release - Nigel Andrews

    The Damned United Tom Hooper 97 mins (15) How we love our sporting monsters. Brian Clough was a split-personality football...

  29. March 27, 2009

    Damned rebellion of English football’s eccentric answer toMuhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali appears on the brown 1970s’ television set, feigning anger: “Some fella in London, England, named Brian...

  30. March 26, 2009

    A blowhard's beautiful game

    How we love our sporting monsters. Brian Clough, glorious of memory, was a blowhard soccer manager, big of heart and mouth,...

  31. March 25, 2009

    A blowhard’s beautiful game

    The Damned United (Tom Hooper) Tyson (James Toback) Two Lovers (James Gray) Genova (Michael Winterbottom) Knowing (Alex...

  32. March 25, 2009

    Managerial wisdom from the dug-out

    "Part of my job is to make sure these lads keep their feet on the ground," explains Sir Alex Ferguson in an interview in...

  33. March 24, 2009

    Managerial wisdom from the dug-out

    “Part of my job is to make sure these lads keep their feet on the ground,” explains Sir Alex Ferguson in an interview in the...

  34. March 17, 2009

    The Grim Riding is not always so bleak

    The Ripper inquiry gripped the imagination of Yorkshire when I lived there in the 1970s. Two men I knew were interviewed by...

  35. March 16, 2009

    The Grim Riding is not always so bleak

    The Grim Riding is not always so bleak The Ripper inquiry gripped the imagination of Yorkshire when I lived there in the...

  36. March 14, 2009

    'I have never said it is true'

    It is pouring down with rain. Freezing rain. Freezing Yorkshire rain. Only this is not Yorkshire. This is Tokyo. This is...

  37. March 13, 2009

    Lunch with the FT: David Peace

    It is pouring down with rain. Freezing rain. Freezing Yorkshire rain. Only this is not Yorkshire. This is Tokyo. This is not...

  38. January 3, 2009

    Giantkilling heroes for a day

    Postman Matt Langston is the latest ordinary Joe to have had his day in the FA Cup. Thanks to his goal, village team Histon...

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