Football Writer of the Year Award

Andrew Jennings:

'I dedicated FOUL! to the fans
because they get ripped off
by FIFA.'


The things they say...

‘Neither FIFA nor its President have anything to hide, nor do they wish to.’

Blatter press release, 28 January, 2003

BBC Panorama Reporter Andy Davies:

‘A one million franc bribe … is it not correct that Mr Blatter asked that it be moved to the FIFA official who was named on the payment slip?’

FIFA Director of Communications Markus Siegler:

‘If you do not stop now, then we call the security and we put you out.’

FIFA Press conference, Zurich, Tuesday, 11 April 2006

‘I am deputy chairman of the finance committee of FIFA. I oversee a budget of US$2 billion and I have never seen one iota of corruption.’

Jack Warner, Trinidad Express 12 December 2004

‘Lying and deception and bad faith are standard operating procedure at FIFA.’

Adam C. Silverstein, a lawyer for MasterCard in their successful action against FIFA, New York, December 1, 2006

‘I do not believe a Jew can ever be a referee at that level (Argentine Premier League) because it’s hard work and, you know, Jews don’t like hard work.’

FIFA senior vice-president and chair of Finance Committee, Julio Grondona, 5 July 2003. Buenos Aires

‘FIFA is a healthy, clean and transparent organisation with nothing to hide. There is huge public interest in FIFA, therefore we have to be as transparent as possible. We will try to communicate in a more open way so the world can believe us and be proud of their federation.’

FIFA General Secretary Urs Linsi, January 2003, on


Football Writer of the Year 2006/7

The Football Supporters' Federation Football Writer of the Year award has been won by Andrew Jennings "for his superbly thorough and professional exposé of corruption and power-broking at FIFA, in his book FOUL!"


Says Andrew: "I've won a lot of awards over the years but this is the best ever. I dedicated FOUL! to the fans because they get ripped off by FIFA. It's heart-warming to have their praise and recognition. And thanks to all the fans who emailed me to say how much they enjoyed the style of the book. It was bloody hard work!"


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