David Parkin on football’s renaissance and waves bye bye to Briggo

IS football undergoing a renaissance?

That's probably too much to hope for.

But in the last couple of weeks we've seen promotion to the Premier League for Hull City, owned by local businessman Assem

Allam, while Doncaster Rovers, whose board boasts a collection of wealthy South Yorkshire entrepreneurs, led by cosmetic surgery tycoon John Ryan, have regained their place in the Championship.

Good times are back at Bradford City - owned by local businessman Mark Lawn - the club is in the League Two play-off f... For the full story register now for free or login below...