"It has been absolutely superb. Everybody is here. You cant get much better than the quality of your guests."
David Dein, International President, England 2018 World Cup Bid "A great platform to debate and discuss key issues and meet leading people in football"
Mohamed Bin Hammam, President, Asian Football Confederation "A good learning curve. I've heard great things about it and it lived up to my expectations."
Phil Neville, Captain, Everton FC "It was really interesting for me"
Gus Poyet, Manager, Brighton Hove and Albion "The variety of sessions and speakers was so good you cant help but get something from it."
Danny Murphy, Captain, Fulham FC "This is one of the unique forums that we have in world football, it allows us to exchange views and ideas and participate in a global debate."
Danny Jordaan, CEO, South Africa World Cup Organising Committee "It's a great networking opportunity and proves it worth - there are people here I need to meet."
Rick Parry, Former CEO, Liverpool FC "A forum for opinion formers in world of football to gather, exchange views and catch up on the latest trends and events in the industry."
Yuuchiro Nakajima, Executive Director, Japan 2022 Bid Committee "It has become the conference of choice for a host of football people who want good discussions, interesting speakers and an event with a great buzz about it"
David Davies OBE, Conference Chairman "A good opportunity to meet other people in the football community." SUH Dae-Won, Secretary General, Korea 2022 World Cup Bid "Very impressed, a good mix of speakers and delegates." Chuck Blazer, FIFA Executive Committee "A very important event in football" Migel Angel Lopez, CEO, Iberia 2018 Bid "Hugely respected in the industry, everybody is thrilled to be here. People come here to learn, share and network with other professionals from all over the world." David Gold, Joint Chairman, West Ham United FC "The chance to network with senior people in the industry is great" Steve Morgan, Chairman, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC "An opportunity to discuss the great and good of football together in one place and talk about the issues facing the sport today and in the future"
Bruce Buck, Chairman, Chelsea FC
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Danny Jordaan, whose hard work won the World Cup for South Africa and then organised its successful hosting, once remarked that âfootball people put our presidents in place but only God can get them out.â Too right. Just look at what is happening all round the international football spectrum. Continue reading
While Sepp Blatter was sunning himself at the London Olympics so his new ethics investigator has, it seems, been turning a different sort of heat on Mohamed Bin Hammam who collects suspensions like Olympic grandees collect five-star hotel rooms. Bin … Continue reading
Michel Platiniâs ability to play the political game as winningly as he played his football faces a delicate test. Some of his high-flying UEFA colleagues appear to be sleeping with the enemy. On Tuesday Platini, as president of UEFA and … Continue reading
The European Championships is, for my money, far superior to the World Cup, or any other international competition for that matter. It is a perfect partner to the UEFA Champions League; the greatest club competition in the world. Made up … Continue reading
Pierluigi Collina was one of the most charismatic referees in modern football. He was the upfront personification of a new style of match control. The old clichĂ© in football insisted that if the referee went mostly unnoticed through the 90 … Continue reading
Chinaâs crackdown on match-fixing, bribery and corruption finally reached its symbolic conclusion last week with two CFA chiefs and a national team captain each receiving ten and a half year prison sentences. Subject to appeal, Xie Yalong, Nan Yong and … Continue reading
The all-year pantomime known as CONCACAF is the farce that just keeps on giving. The latest developments reveal allegations about the way money and power was disposed inside a football Federation that includes around half a billion people in forty … Continue reading
The risk and dangers of the wonders of modern media technology were wondrously exposed during FIFA Congress in Budapest. The âvictimâ was Sepp Blatter. Mind you, the world federationâs president was partly to blame. Whatever else may be said about … Continue reading
In these days of economic recession and financial fair play it defies commercial logic that football clubs still hire and fire so freely. Chelsea, however, appear to have found the answer right under their nose almost by accident or without … Continue reading