AST AGM is underway and rightly with a tribute to Peter Hill-Wood pic.twitter.com/CgbS3hktdX tim payton (@timpayton) October 17, 2013 Arsene Wenger has told Arsenal's annual general meeting that he is pleased the club is now spending money again. He acknowledges that the Gunners had to curb their spending as they paid for the move [.
Adversity on the pitch for the Gunners quickly boiled into turmoil at the club's annual general meeting on Thursday. Following two consecutive disheartening defeats, Arsenal have reached a tipping point in their season. Majority shareholder Stan...
What kind of title is that? Ask Stan Kroenke. That's the first word and the greeting that the
biggest shareholder in Arsenal PLC said during the Annual General Meeting that was held on
Thursday. It's the much anticipated meeting that has been delayed time and time again. I doubt that
the club did take into consideration the improving results when trying to schedule this
Alisher Usmanov wants to increase his Arsenal shareholding in move that could spark a boardroom
power struggle at the Emirates.
The Daily Mail claims that the Uzbeki billionaire , the club's second biggest shareholder, is
trying to increase his stake to 30 per cent. He owns just over 29 percent but will write to the
club's smaller shareholders this week, offering to buy shares at Â£14,500 each.
The Arsenal take-over looks like being a long way from the toxic take-overs of The Glazers
and Gillett & Hicks. But, as SJ Maskell writes, custodianship is about doing more
than saying and doing the right things and the real power in the game lies in the majority
ownership of shares.
(This entry is formulated based on the media release issued by the Football Association of
SINGAPORE, 30 JULY 2012: The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) held its 30th Annual
General Meeting this evening at the Jalan Besar Stadium with the Council members, sponsors, club
representatives and members of the media in attendance.
An update on recent changes at Lake Country Soccer is in order. Let's summarize...
The Lake Country Soccer Board, in conjunction with the City Parks, chose unanimously not to
renew the contract of Executive Director Kelly Ross. The position, under contract with City Parks
via the non-profit organization, runs from July 1st annually.
On a bright and sunny Saturday afternoon a contingent of Fire fans about 150 strong returned to
Toyota Park for the Section 8 Chicago Annual General Meeting (AGM). While the Men in Red themselves
were in Florida for pre-season, Section 8 along with many other Fire fans also began preparations
for the upcoming 2012 season.
- Throughout the day, the QPR Report Messageboard has news updates,
comments and perspectives - even links to other board comments of interest re QPR matters (on and
off the field) along with football (and ONLY football) topics in general....Also Follow:
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- MATCH REPORTS: Compilation of QPR-Sunderland Match Reports and Managerial Comments
- A couple of past articles How Managerial Change often does not help!
Adult soccer in Wisconsin has a new governing body.
The newly formed Wisconsin Soccer Leagues, Inc., was named the provisional adult association by
the U.S. Soccer Federation Board of Directors on June 8 and will oversee adult soccer in the state
starting in the fall. The organization was created as a result of the USSF Board revoking the
membership of the Wisconsin Soccer Association/Wisconsin Adult Soccer Association on Jan.
Steven Goff of the Washington Post wrote about the 604-page U.S. Soccer Federation budget for
fiscal year 2013, which covers April 2012 through the following March, and must be ratified at the
USSF's annual general meeting in March.
The NASL announced this morning that they have received full sanctioning from the United States
Soccer Federation at the organizations annual general meeting. The USSF National Council voted on
the matter this morning in the meetings being held in Miami, Florida. Last November the USSFÂ Board
of Directors unanimously approved granting NASL sanctioning as a Division [.
NASL Required to Fulfill Certain Requirements to Obtain Full Sanctioning Beyond
CHICAGO (Feb. 12, 2011) â€“ The U.S. Soccer Board of Directors provisionally
sanctioned the North American Soccer League (NASL) to operate a Division 2 men's outdoor
professional soccer league in the United States.
I'll be a guest on theSoccer Sam Kick This radio show again this
Kick This out of Rochester, NY is the most listened to weekend radio soccer talk show in the
nation. Of course we'll be talking about the North American Soccer League and the 1-year
provisional sanctioning that was approved by the United Sated Soccer Federation's Board of
Directors on Friday afternoon in Las Vegas, Nevada where the USSF Annual General Meeting is being
In a narrow 6-5 vote with both U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati and MLS Commissioner Don
Garber abstaining, the USSF Board of Directors approved the North American Soccer League (NASL) to
provisionally sanction Division 2 pro soccer in the U.S. for 2011. The approval came with a special
1-year provisional status and must still be ratified in today's Annual General Meeting which takes
place in Las Vegas, Nevada today.
While there's not been a lot of news to report on the NASL sanctioning front in the last
few days, things are about to get interesting.
The USSF Annual General Meeting takes place in Las Vegas this Friday morning and ends Saturday
afternoon. This is the same meeting that the NASL would have been officially approved as the
sanctioned division 2 league in the U.
As USL Pro is moving forward with its realignment and scheduling, the NASL has taken some huge
step backwards.Â On Wednesday, A.C. St. Louis announced it was ceasing operations, depriving the
fledgling NASL of a critical metropolitan area. Â But even worse news came right before the
weekend, as Inside Minnesota Soccer reported the USSF was unhappy with NASL's progress so far and
voted to remove the league's provisional second division status.
January 21, 2011 â€“ Miami, FL.Â The North American Soccer League (NASL) confirms recent reports
that the USSF Board of Directors, at its meeting yesterday, withdrew its provisional sanctioning of
the league.Â The NASL understands that the Board's decision was based on its conclusion that the
league fails to comply with certain of the newly heightened Division II professional standards.
TORONTO, Ont. â€” The North American Soccer League ("NASL") is provisionally approved as the
Division II men's outdoor professional soccer league by the Board of Directors of the United States
Soccer Federation ("USSF") at its meeting in Toronto, Canada. The provisional nature of the
sanctioning is consistent with the USSF's bylaws which require approval by [.
Last winter it was all USL v. NASL. It looks like the drama of that is now turning into the
drama of how the NASL can become a Division II league under the USSF soccer pyramid.Â The NASL
released a press statement this morning stating they have submitted to the USSF their final bid for
sanctioning of Division II.
Remember last year's second division sanctioning saga, the creation of the new NASL from teams that
split from USL-1 and the resulting bickering that lasted for months before US Soccer stepped into
to force the parties together for one more season? That was fun.
This year's version of the drama looks to be much more streamlined, straight forward, and peacful;
with USL's end run around D2 sanctioning through the creation of USL-PRO, the NASL is the only
organization applying for Division 2 status.
The North American Soccer League released a press statement this morning stating they have
submitted to the USSF their final bid for sanctioning of Division II.
The eight teams included in the league will be the, Atlanta Silverbacks, Carolina RailHawks, FC
Edmonton, FC Tampa Bay, Montreal Impact, Miami FC Blues, NSC Minnesota Stars and the Puerto Rico
Since 200% last cast a jaundiced eye over Port Vale, plenty has happened but little has changed.
Each week seems to have brought a new revelation of ill-behaviour from Vale's board (my forecast
that at least one director will come out as a woman trapped in a man's body hasn't happened...
yet). And fans have almost unanimously called for them to push off.
It is the Annual General Meeting of the Southern Football League today, at which the
ratification of the constitution of the league for next season will take place. One of the teams
that is supposed to be starting the new season, however, Rushden & Diamonds, is now almost
certainly not going be starting the new season at the end of a week that seems likely to change the
face of football in Northamptonshire forever.
If you have been to a Fire game in the past few years, you have probably heard the steady pulse
of the bass drum coming from Section 8. The man behind that beat is long time Chicago Fire fan DJ
Racis. DJ has been a dedicated part of Section 8 for almost a decade. Among many other things, he
is infamous for running for every Section 8 board position at the Annual General Meeting.
Section 8 held their Annual General Meeting at the Bridgeview Sportsdome today in conjunction with
a Fire merchandise sale and the team's Saturday practice session. The supporter's group conducted
the meeting to elect board members and representatives and address fan questions and concerns.
During the Section 8 Chicago/ISA's Annual General meeting this past weekend Fire brass updated supporters on a variety of topics during a Q&A session. Here's a quick rundown of the highlights for those that were not in attendance:
Frank Yallop, Brian Bliss, Atul Khosla, and Logan Pause all participated in the Q&A session.
The events of the weekend in the Football Conference have re-opened a debate within non-league
football that has lain dormant for several years, in spite of increasingly contradictory
geographical arrangements starting to become more commonplace. Mike Bayly
wonders whether it is time to rip up the league committee's rule book and start again.
PHNOM PENH (29 March 2011) â€“Acquiescing to the requests of teams playing in
the Metfone Cambodia League, the Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC) have decided to scrap the
Super Four playoffs.
The Super Four playoffs was introduced by the FFC to decide the Cambodian League champions where
after the league stage of home and away, the top four ranked teams are then drawn among each other
in a semi-final match up and then the final game.
On April Fool's day, 2009, the United Soccer Leagues announced FC New York and the next new
USL-1 (Division II) team for 2010. That may have been a bad day to make an announcement that USL
was coming back to New York at the pro level after the loss of the Long Island Rough Riders.