About Us

Off The Pitch is a subscription-based digital media and the leading provider of business journalism for and about the English football industry.

 

Off The Pitch focus on the 44 clubs in the Premier League and the Championship. As a business news site we only write about financial developments, ownership and leadership of clubs and of course about the different strategies the clubs pursue.

We believe that such a big, important and fast-moving industry deserves quality and a fair day-to-day news coverage based on facts and written with a deep understanding of what it takes to run a professional company. We aim to set a new standard for football business journalism.

But because we want to be more than just a news site, we have also developed a data section with reliable, detailed data about every club. Our goal is for everything of interest to the industry to be found here on Off The Pitch.

Founders

Mads Meisner Christensen, CEO, mm@offthepitch.com.

Mads has 12 years of experience in business journalism – half of them at senior level. Before co-founding Off The Pitch, he was the companies editor at Danish financial daily Borsen. He also covered the financial industry at the news agency Ritzau. Mads also has a degree in political science from the University of Aarhus.

Kasper Kronenberg, editor-in-chief, kk@offthepitch.com.

Kasper has been doing business journalism for almost 20 years. Starting at Borsen, the leading financial newspaper in Denmark, he moved on to Berlingske Business, where he was appointed editor. He also held leading roles at FinansWatch and TV 2 Business, before returning to Borsen in 2017. Author of an award-winning book about the chairman of F.C. Copenhagen, in 2016 Kasper also wrote a biography of the CEO of one of Denmark’s largest banks — Jyske Bank.

Reporters

Lawrie Holmes: A leading UK financial journalist, having worked on several national newspapers. He was business editor of the Sunday Express, deputy business editor of the Sunday Telegraph and was a senior financial journalist on the Mail on Sunday. He has also written extensively for the Sunday Times, Guardian, Observer, Independent and numerous business and lifestyle publications.

James Corbett: An international sports correspondent, author and editor. He was born in Liverpool and educated at the London School of Economics and Birkbeck College. Over a two-decade career, he has reported from every continent and contributed to numerous national, international and specialist publications, including the BBC, the Guardian, the Sunday Times, the Observer and many more. He is the founder of the leading sports publisher deCoubertin Books and has authored and co-authored 10 books. His specialisms are international sports politics, governance, mega-events and CSR. 

Alex Miller: A freelance sports finance journalist and editor with 23 years of experience. He has published articles in a variety of media, including the BBC, the Sunday Express, the Independent, Mail on Sunday, Daily Telegraph, the Economist, Accounting and Business and many more.

Jonathan Dyson: A freelance football writer, sports business journalist and editor with more than 20 years of experience. Born in North Yorkshire, Jonathan studied at the University of Sheffield and now lives in London. He has travelled the world extensively, reporting from more than 30 countries, and has contributed to a variety of media, including the Times, the Observer, the Independent, the Sun, Scotland on Sunday, BBC Radio 5 Live, SportBusiness Professional, fcbusiness and When Saturday Comes.

Chris Weatherspoon: A chartered accountant and freelance football writer. Chris has published articles across a range of outlets, including the Economist, FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes. His debut book, Short Changed, covering two decades at Sunderland AFC, was published in 2017.

Mark Bisson: Former editor of World Football INSIDER, a website which covered the global football industry. A sports business reporter with over 20 years experience, including time as an Olympic journalist, he is the author of the Football Fans Guide — 'The Ultimate Football Travel Book', first published in 2007.

Simon Hart: Simon is a longstanding contributor to UEFA’s website and publications, and has written regularly for UK newspapers, notably the Independent and ‘the i’. He is also an author and his most recent book, World In Motion: The Inside Story of Italia ’90, was published in 2018.

Richard Jolly: Richard is a football journalist for the National, the Guardian, the Observer, the Straits Times, FourFourTwo, the Daily Telegraph and the Blizzard. He has written for 16 British national newspapers and wrote for ESPN for 16 years, including as Manchester Correspondent.

Svend Bertil Frandsen: Svend began his career with UEFA and spent many years in Switzerland before taking on a role as head of content for the language versions of ESPN. After spending 14 years abroad, during which time he also served as head of communications for various sports federations, he moved back to Denmark where he has since worked as a freelance journalist for FIFA and was one of the key contributors for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Henrik Lønne: A freelance journalist and observer of football for more than 15 years. His work has been published in several Danish media outlets. With a broad knowledge of business, politics and society, his speciality is to understand what happens when these worlds intersect with the beautiful game.

Investors

Off The Pitch is financially backed by Søren Rump and Morten Bugge, founders, owners and executives at Global Evolution, the specialist emerging and frontier markets investment manager.

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