David Conn

David Conn

Writer for the Guardian on Football & Money, Sport, Hillsborough, Orgreave, Brexit and other stories. Latest book: The Fall of the House of Fifa.

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@KieranMaguire  Very much doubt it will be a force majeure because they just had a takeover during the Covid-19 suspension, so very unlikely that cash flow from football's suspension is the cause of the administration.

Wigan Athletic: Lawyers appointed to investigate collapse of the club; And @AndyBurnhamGM ⁩ & @lisanandy ⁩ call for a full EFL investigation too.

@NathanSInclai10  @__michaelpowellGood  spot; certainly some of the club directors said to have been unaware. On that list you can see Au Yeung confirmed as majority owner - filed on 30 June, form says registrable 24 June, just last week. Same day, Begbies Traynor approached re possible administration....

Boris Johnson’s face as he describes no trade deal with 27 of our European neighbour countries as “the very good option of an Australian style arrangement.”

Yes indeed thanks; keep asking the questions everyone.


Hillsborough Inquests: The jury has just determined that the 96 people who died WERE unlawfully killed.

Health secretary Matt Hancock, who celebrated horseracing’s swift restart from lockdown, has received £68,000 in donations from senior figures in horseracing in the last year.

Peter Bone, Brexit-supporting Tory MP, just said on #newsnight  that an ‘Australia style deal’ is one of the options - when the EU has no deal with Australia. That’s the level we’re still at, four years since the lies referendum.

Article by Dominic Cummings' wife, which said they emerged from quarantine into London streets, reported to media regulator. She read it out on @BBCr4today ; no BBC corrections yet - but @maitlis ⁩ censured for saying Cummings broke rules.

Hillsborough families emerge from the Unlawful Killing verdict and outside court sing You'll Never Walk Alone.

Liverpool revival under US owners FSG: Taken no money out, loaned in £110m to rebuild main stand, hired top coach with modern structure, recruited fine players. Man United under US owners the Glazers: Taken £1bn out and more every year, put no money in, etc etc etc #lfc  #mufc 

BREAKING Hillsborough: Judge Sir Peter Openshaw has lifted the "stay," the bar, on prosecuting ex South Yorkshire police Ch Supt David Duckenfield; he will now be tried for 95 counts of manslaughter.