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‘Not in a position to say’: Ian Botham refuses to comment on peerage claims

Exclusive: Former cricketer says he must respect protocol, following reports he will enter House of LordsIan Botham has refused to comment on speculation he is to be awarded a life peerage as Boris Johnson marks his first year in Downing Street by appe…

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David Squires on … what football can expect in the aftermath of Brexit

Our cartoonist takes a look at the sunlit uplands that are doubtlessly in store for football after BrexitTake a look through David’s archive of cartoonsBuy copies of his cartoons in the Guardian print shop Continue reading…

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The alternative 2019 sports awards: quotes, gaffes and animal cameos

A look back at another big year of sporting soap opera: Warnock on Brexit, VAR on armpits, and the ref who yakked up his tea• Neil Warnock, January – asked about Brexit while sitting in front of a “Visit Malaysia” sign put up by a Cyprus-born chairman …

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Bury’s demise is grim proof that small-town Britain is being left behind | David Conn

When I was growing up, Gigg Lane glowed with local glamour. Now the club’s plight may be prophetic for a neglected regionThe threatened expulsion of small town Bury from the English Football League – which could happen if the owner, Steve Dale, does no…

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Post-Brexit concerns voiced by top cross-Channel raider George Baker

Surrey trainer who regularly sends runners to France awaits news of 31 October impact on British stablesGeorge Baker, a trainer whose stable is a most frequent raider of prizes at French tracks, is waiting to learn how his operations could be affected …

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Not cricket: Jacob Rees-Mogg criticised for World Cup comments

Brexiter says England beating New Zealand shows ‘we clearly don’t need Europe to win’ Jacob Rees-Mogg has been criticised for politicising England’s victory in the Cricket World Cup after writing on social media that “we clearly don’t need Europe to wi…

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Boycott’s not-out attitude switches ends between Test cricket and Brexit | Marina Hyde

The famously immovable opening batsman now shows a much more carefree approach to the prospect of no-dealMy God, I wish Geoff Boycott had approached playing cricket like he approaches no-deal Brexit. The longtime cricketer turned longtime commentator w…

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Liverpool and Spurs’ Champions League wins have European roots | Letters

UEFA wins for Spurs and Liverpool should be seen as a triumph for European integration, say Malcolm Bower and Sean Day-Lewis. Myrna Hughes is worried about the environmental cost of the final. Tim Davies says the clean sweep for English sides deserves …

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Tottenham Hotspur station is a bad idea | Brief letters

White Hart Lane | A hug that said it all | Car-free rambles | Solar power | Breakup songs | Brexit BrelI’m a long-term Tottenham resident and lifelong Spurs fan living just a few minutes’ walk from the stadium. There is no need to waste public money on…

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Tottenham Hotspur station is a bad idea | Brief letters

White Hart Lane | A hug that said it all | Car-free rambles | Solar power | Breakup songs | Brexit BrelI’m a long-term Tottenham resident and lifelong Spurs fan living just a few minutes’ walk from the stadium. There is no need to waste public money on…

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‘We just want to watch football’: Derry City caught in Brexit chaos

League of Ireland’s only Northern Ireland-based club kick off their season on Friday uncertain what the future holdsYou need wander only yards from the Brandywell Stadium to recognise Derry City’s position as no ordinary football club in no ordinary ar…

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How might Brexit affect teams in the Premier League?

The FA is calling for a reduction in the number of foreign players in the Premier League. Here’s how each team could be affectedBrexit-anxiety has engulfed businesses across the UK over the past few months, and when it comes to English football, the Pr…

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How might Brexit affect teams in the Premier League?

The FA is calling for a reduction in the number of foreign players in the Premier League. Here’s how each team could be affectedBrexit-anxiety has engulfed businesses across the UK over the past few months, and when it comes to English football, the Pr…

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Little Englandism after Brexit could endanger sport’s prowess and appeal | Sean Ingle

Elite level athletes and organisations have benefited from unfettered access to Europe; few are fully prepared for the ramifications of whatever happens on 29 MarchIt was during the death throes of the British empire that the penultimate high commissio…

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José Mourinho dancing on ice – at last, he’s served up something watchable | Marina Hyde

From his Russian tumble to a Spain prison sentence, the erstwhile United manager has had a dim week. At least it’s entertainingAfter so many years of refusing to give the public what they want, it’s great to see José Mourinho finally serving up somethi…

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‘Do your duty’: Boreham Wood FC demand MPs sort out Brexit

• National League side issue extraordinary 1,450-word statement• Club hit out at Neville Chamberlain and back a ‘NO DEAL’ BrexitNational League side Boreham Wood have called on MPs to vote down Theresa May’s Brexit deal and immediately begin working “n…

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David Squires on … football spying and Neil Warnock’s Brexit views

Our cartoonist looks at the off-field stories dominating the headlines at Leeds, Derby, Cardiff … and NewcastleTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Cardiff City distance themselves from Neil Warnock’s comments on Brexit

• Bluebirds manager said he ‘couldn’t wait to get out’ of the EU• Cardiff say remarks ‘do not reflect political position’ of clubCardiff City have released a statement distancing themselves from manager Neil Warnock’s comments on Brexit, made after the…

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‘To hell with the rest of the world’: Neil Warnock attacks government’s handling of Brexit – video

Neil Warnock has used a post-match press conference to attack the government’s handling of Brexit negotiations – insisting a clean exit form the EU will be better for Britain ‘football-wise’, and ‘in every aspect’Neil Warnock on Brexit: ‘I can’t wait t…

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Neil Warnock on Brexit: ‘I can’t wait to leave. To hell with the rest of the world’

• Cardiff manager attacks government’s handling of Brexit talks• ‘I can’t wait to get out. We’re better off out of the bloody thing’Neil Warnock has used a post-match press conference to attack the government’s handling of Brexit negotiations – insisti…