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Author Archive for Paul MacInnes

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England cricket team to wear Black Lives Matter badge against West Indies

Root: ‘Important to show solidarity with the black community’Use of symbol in sport now being distanced from political groupEngland’s cricketers are to wear Black Lives Matter badges on the collar of their shirts during the upcoming Test series against…

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Premier League will hand over £1m to help Women’s Super League restart

We want the game to be successful, says chief executiveEFL has not approached for extra funding, Richard Masters addsThe Premier League will donate £1m to help the Women’s Super League restart next season but continues to stand its ground on providing …

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Scheme to encourage BAME coaches to launch in EFL next season

Kick it Out say it is ‘useful step’ not ‘giant leap needed’Premier League and PFA to fund work placementsA scheme for developing black and minority ethnic coaches will launch in the English Football League next season but is not the “giant leap” needed…

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FA to make 124 positions redundant with Covid-19 bringing £300m losses

Coronavirus forces FA to focus on ‘core functions’Clarke: ‘There will be problems that will last for years’The Football Association has announced it is to make 124 positions redundant as it confronts potential losses of £300m because of the coronavirus…

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FA to make 124 positions redundant with Covid-19 bringing £300m losses

Coronavirus forces FA to focus on ‘core functions’Clarke: ‘There will be problems that will last for years’The Football Association has announced it is to make 124 positions redundant as it confronts potential losses of £300m because of the coronavirus…

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FA to make 124 positions redundant with Covid-19 bringing £300m losses

Coronavirus forces FA to focus on ‘core functions’Clarke: ‘There will be problems that will last for years’The Football Association has announced it is to make 124 positions redundant as it confronts potential losses of £300m because of the coronavirus…

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Bernie Ecclestone says black people are often ‘more racist’ than white people

Former F1 chief says the sport is ‘too busy’ to deal with racismF1 says Ecclestone’s comments have no place in sport or societyBernie Ecclestone has claimed black people are “more racist” than white people and said Formula One has been “too busy” to de…

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Timm Klose: ‘The government suddenly calling out footballers was frustrating’

Norwich defender on how Premier League players were unfairly criticised, playing without fans and hopes of an FA Cup shockTo use the euphemistic language of our times, the past two weeks have been challenging for Norwich City. Bottom of the Premier Lea…

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Leading athletes write to government for clarity on children’s sport funding

Mo Farah and Hannah Cockroft among those to sign letterPE and sport premium is meant to be ringfenced for schoolsSir Mo Farah, Hannah Cockroft and Manu Tuilagi are among 100 athletes and sporting figures who have written to the government calling for a…

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Keeping gyms closed risks ‘catastrophic’ impact, Grey-Thompson warns Johnson

Letter claims more than 2,800 facilities are at risk‘The loss would be catastrophic to communities’Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has written to Boris Johnson warning that public health may be harmed for a generation if leisure facilities continue to st…

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Premier League clubs explore readmitting fans next season

Hopes that grounds could operate at half-capacityClubs mull transfer window options and staggered season startPremier League clubs have discussed plans to allow fans to return to stadiums, as they contemplate the challenges of the 2020-21 season.With t…

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Premier League clubs explore readmitting fans next season

Hopes that grounds could operate at half-capacityClubs mull transfer window options and staggered season startPremier League clubs have discussed plans to allow fans to return to stadiums, as they contemplate the challenges of the 2020-21 season.With t…

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Bundesliga domestic TV rights fall by €200m in post-pandemic deal

Germany first major league to negotiate sale since Covid crisisAgreement with Sky and streaming company worth €4.4bn The Bundesliga has seen a fall in the value of its TV rights, after it became the first major European league to agree a new broadcast …

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Bundesliga domestic TV rights fall by €200m in post-pandemic deal

Germany first major league to negotiate sale since Covid crisisAgreement with Sky and streaming company worth €4.4bn The Bundesliga has seen a fall in the value of its TV rights, after it became the first major European league to agree a new broadcast …

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Thirty-two years on, live top-flight football returns to the BBC

The broadcaster’s last offering was a north London derby in 1988 with a Perry Groves winner and Jimmy Hill in the gantryThe last time the BBC showed live top-flight English football something remarkable happened. The date was 6 March 1988, and the game…

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No plans for Premier League technology changes despite Villa Park farce

Premier League sees Nyland incident as a one-offHawk-Eye apologised for never seen before errorThere are no plans to reconfigure goalline technology in the Premier League, despite the system failing during the first game of the restart.Aston Villa’s go…

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Premier League rises to occasion with players taking a knee

Teams kneel to support Black Lives Matter as football returnsTechnology failure denies Sheffield United a goal at Aston VillaIt did not take long to notice that something was different. The players of Aston Villa and Sheffield United, contesting the fi…

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Premier League rises to occasion with players taking a knee

Teams kneel to support Black Lives Matter as football returnsTechnology failure denies Sheffield United a goal at Aston VillaIt did not take long to notice that something was different. The players of Aston Villa and Sheffield United, contesting the fi…

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Premier League rises to occasion with players taking a knee

Teams kneel to support Black Lives Matter as football returnsTechnology failure denies Sheffield United a goal at Aston VillaIt did not take long to notice that something was different. The players of Aston Villa and Sheffield United, contesting the fi…

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Premier League returns in new guise after overcoming Covid-19 challenges | Paul Macinnes

Every game will be live on TV as Liverpool await a first title in 30 years but will fans enjoy the action or feel short-changed?The Premier League finally resumes on Wednesday night, heralding a summer of English football very different from the kind a…