JAMES M. DORSEY: The key question for Leeds supporters should be who is the investor and what is the purpose of the acquisition; those are questions that have yet to be answered.
JAMES M. DORSEY: The Egyptian authorities are moving tentatively to check how radicalised football fans will react to the lifting of a ban on their attendance at matches.
JAMES M. DORSEY: The success of the Jordanian Football Association is causing other sporting bodies to sit up and take notice.
JAMES M. DORSEY: Turkish soccer faces the same risks as the country’s economy, it operates on the same principles: high debt, unorthodox monetary policy.
JAMES M. DORSEY: A study has revealed that 5 North African nations experiencing upheaval in 2011 have seen football teams improve markedly.
DAVID ROBERTS: The phrase ‘believe it when you see it’ applies with significant force to the Saudi-Egyptian causeway. Snow may be seen in Cairo or Jeddah before this particular project begins.