"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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So, for Scotland and Wales to cosy up in the honourable cause of the moral crusade which is the Olympic Ideal is out of the question; however, snuggling up together for UEFA cash and not IOC concepts is a different … Continue reading
Funny word: Family. Of course there is the Mafia connotation but, in football terms, when Sepp Blatter talks about “family” the FIFA President means all those involved in the world game, in every country, in every continent. Players, officials and … Continue reading
In football, as in every walk of life, some people have more to say than others. One of them, one-time FIFA adviser Jerome Champagne, has just broken his silence with a thought-provoking thesis on the issue of reform in Zurich, … Continue reading
Doni arrested again Former Italy midfielder Cristiano Doni, who was banned from football for three-and-a-half years earlier in 2011, has been arrested today by police investigating another match fixing and betting scandal in the country. Doni, who was capped seven … Continue reading
Spending time in Kyiv for the Euro 2012 finals draw was a fascinating experience. This was not the usual football, fly-in/match/fly-out trip but a chance to touch the capital of Ukraine where the tournament will reach a climax next summer. … Continue reading
Prince Ali joins match fixing debate FIFA vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, who spoke at this year’s Leaders in Football conference in October, has stressed the importance of eradicating match fixing. With Asia now rife with illegal betting syndicates, … Continue reading
Major sports events are like the circus. Suddenly the World Cup or the Olympic Games hits town, disrupting the traffic, decking out the streets in gaudy flags and strange new people. Then, just as suddenly, it’s all gone. All that’s … Continue reading
As Sepp Blatter once said, amid the political chaos prompted by FIFA’s decision to award two World Cups simultaneously, it “seemed like a good idea at the time.” Much the same thought may be crossing the mind of Jacques Rogge, … Continue reading