He is a multi-award-winning journalist for the Guardian newspaper, widely respected as one of the foremost investigative writers on football. He has been awarded the UK's sports news reporter of the year a record three times, in 2004, 2009 and 2013, and sports journalist of the year in the British Journalism Awards in 2013. He has three times been named football writer of the year by the Football Supporters Federation.
He is the author of three acclaimed books critically investigating and chronicling English football's commercial transformation since the formation of the Premier League: The Football Business (1997), The Beautiful Game?: Searching For The Soul Of Football (2004), and Richer Than God: Manchester City, Modern Football And Growing Up (2012).
In his new book, The Fall Of The House Of FIFA David exposes the extraordinary history and scale of the corruption within the organisation that controls world football. He includes biographies of the key figures implicated in the scandal and details the allegations against some of the most famous footballers on the planet including Franz Beckenbauer and Michel Platini.
He puts the allegations to Blatter himself in a unique interview. The Fall Of The House Of FIFA is the definitive story of FIFA's rise and fall.
Speaker: David Conn
Date: 7th November
Location: Grammar School at Leeds
Tickets: Eventbrite website
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