Weak UEFA rules offer little protection

Michel Platini

UEFA will ratify its new financial regulations tomorrow, trumpeting them as a step forward in fair play. But the rules, which essentially outlaw the sugar daddy subsidisation of football clubs, will do little to prevent the kind of leveraged takeover that has placed Manchester United in more than £700 million debt. UEFA will phase in […]

Prick in your eye, thorn in your side

Billy Meredith

It’s nothing new that fans who do not support Manchester United, hate United. But the sport’s governing bodies also have a long and inglorious history of biased treatment towards the club too. The newly imposed touchline ban on manager Sir Alex Ferguson is just another example of the justice the World’s biggest club receives. Fact […]