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Kick It Out to press Twitter for further action against racial abuse

• Campaign body will meet Twitter officials in next fortnight• Manchester United want joint action after Paul Pogba targetedKick It Out will meet representatives of Twitter within the next fortnight regarding concerns over racism and other abuse aimed …

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‘The ultimate binge-watch’: why football docs top Game of Thrones for drama

Stuffed full of agony, redemption and melodrama, football is the perfect fit for the streaming age, as Amazon’s engrossing Leeds United documentary provesVery few Leeds United fans regard the denouement to the 2018-19 football season as anything other …

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Franck Ribéry joins Fiorentina on free transfer after leaving Bayern Munich

36-year-old moves to Serie A after 12 years at BayernIslam Slimani leaves Leicester to join Monaco on loanFranck Ribéry has joined Fiorentina on a free transfer, after leaving Bayern Munich at the end of last season.The Serie A side confirmed the Frenc…

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Liverpool’s attacking verve will test validity of Arsenal’s positive start | Paul Wilson

The only two sides to win both Premier League games so far meet on Saturday at Anfield, where Arsenal have a terrible recent record they can only improve onBurnley should feel flattered. After giving their usual feisty performance at the Emirates last …

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Already loving VAR? Wait until the Premier League finds a sponsor for it | Marina Hyde

Despite the Premier League’s problems finding a new chief executive, rest assured the lucrative sponsorship of the new on-screen pregnant pause will be a far easier position to fillHow can it be that the Best/Most Exciting/Richest League in the World T…

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Advert for gambling app banned for using young footballers

Football Index accepts it broke code by using players under 25 such as Jadon Sancho A Facebook advert for a gambling app featuring young football players including Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho and Kylian Mbappé has been banned by the advertising regul…

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Why Wales’ Jayne Ludlow is targeting three tournaments at the same time

The manager and her staff oversee all the age groups as well as the senior team, who start Euro 2021 qualifying full of beliefPraise from a former top defender was much appreciated by Jayne Ludlow, particularly given that the Wales Women’s manager and …

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Which team had the first away following in football? | The Knowledge

Plus: scoring in all four divisions, recent British and Irish XIs and where did Jack Taylor’s 1974 World Cup final coin come from?Mail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Which team had the first away following in football?” tweets @djgcfum.Her…

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EU to blame for football’s new handball rule, claims Ian Holloway

Holloway says people are ‘telling us how to do our own game’Former QPR manager believes Brexit will ‘sort that out’The European Union has been blamed for many of the serious problems in British society, including the power of vacuum cleaners and the sh…

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Football transfer rumours: Juventus to sign Ivan Rakitic from Barcelona?

Today’s fluff is slowly gathering paceIs this the endgame for Alexis Sánchez at Old Trafford? Manchester United have been trying to offload the striker almost ever since he joined from Arsenal in January last year and, although the idea of the Stretfor…

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MLS and Antifa: America’s top flight grapples with political signage ban

The lone major North American sports league to ban political statements inside stadiums is finding enforcement isn’t so simpleIf you’ve attended a Major League Soccer match at some point over the past month or so there’s a good chance that you’ll have …

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West Brom’s Filip Krovinovic: ‘I like to steal things from how Modric plays’ | Ben Fisher

The Croatian midfielder, on loan from Benfica, on his family’s road trip with West Brom fans and his love of Harry PotterNot for the first time Filip Krovinovic is smiling. It is bucketing down at West Bromwich Albion’s training base but after making l…

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Champions League roundup: Ajax hopes in balance after Apoel scare

Mazraoui sent off during edgy 0-0 draw in NicosiaSlavia Prague and Club Brugge on course for group stageAjax face a fight to qualify for the Champions League group stage after they clung on for a tense 0-0 draw in searing heat away to Apoel Nicosia in …

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Football League: Woodgate gets first Middlesbrough win while Derby lose

• Assombalonga sinks Wigan; Derby slip against Bristol City• Sheffield Wednesday go top with win against LutonJonathan Woodgate recorded his first league win as Middlesbrough manager as Wigan’s woeful record at the Riverside continued. Britt Assombalon…

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Bury on the brink of expulsion after fifth League One match is suspended

• Club have until Friday to meet EFL’s financial deadline• Tranmere match off, Sheffield Wednesday awarded cup tieBury have now had five of their League One matches suspended this season after the English Football League postponed Saturday’s game at Tr…

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David Beckham’s MLS stadium site contaminated by arsenic, says report

Soil samples found barium and lead levels above legal limitsFindings could hike cleanup costs to $50m at proposed siteAn environmental report poses a new problem for the proposed site of David Beckham’s Major League Soccer stadium in Miami: Tests show …

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Kevin MacDonald leaves Aston Villa following bullying investigation

• Coach’s behaviour probed after complaint from Gareth Farrelly• Villa issue statement apologising to all former players affectedThe Aston Villa youth coach Kevin MacDonald has left the club “with immediate effect” following an investigation into alleg…

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Bolton facing points deduction after postponing Doncaster match

• League One club set to be referred to independent commission• Bolton facing another points deduction if guilty of misconductBolton face another points deduction from the EFL after unilaterally postponing Tuesday’s League One home game with Doncaster….

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‘Come off social media’: Phil Neville calls for boycott to combat racism – video

Phil Neville has called for the football community to boycott social media in an attempt to combat racist abuse received by players. ‘I’ve lost total faith in whoever runs these social media departments, so I just wonder whether now as a football commu…

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Yakou Méïté: ‘People think they can say what they want, even if it’s racist’

The Reading striker was racially abused on social media after missing a penalty – and decided to publish the messagesEven 24 hours on Yakou Méïté is struggling to comprehend the events of Sunday afternoon. “I was happy because we had won but personally…