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Championship roundup: João Pedro turns up heat for fast-rising Watford

In-from Brazilian teenager sparks 3-1 win over BlackburnHarry Wilson denies Bournemouth; Ivan Toney hits doubleJoão Pedro scored his third goal in three games to set Watford on the way to a 3-1 win against Blackburn that lifted them to third in the Cha…

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Premier League averts Big Picture coup but it was just the opening shot | Paul MacInnes

The plan put forward by Liverpool and Manchester United seeks to empower the biggest clubs at the expense of the Premier League itself and they will not remain quietThink back, if you can, to how football looked a week ago. Try to remember that prelaps…

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Jürgen Klopp exasperated by decision to rule out Henderson strike – video

Jürgen Klopp was left bemused by the VAR decision which cost Liverpool a late victory over Everton in the Merseyside derby.It appeared Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson had earned his side a 92nd-minute winner but instead had to settle for a…

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Jürgen Klopp exasperated by decision to rule out Henderson strike – video

Jürgen Klopp was left bemused by the VAR decision which cost Liverpool a late victory over Everton in the Merseyside derby.It appeared Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson had earned his side a 92nd-minute winner but instead had to settle for a…

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Chelsea v Southampton, Football League updates and more – live!

Live updates from the 3pm kick-offs across the countryListen to the latest episode of our Football Weekly podcastAnd feel free to email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 11.15am BST Stamford Bridge is the venue for a Premier League match that’s costing BT S…

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Greg Clarke involved in talks proposing Premier League 2 and B teams

Document is from early talks over Project Big PictureFA chairman says Premier League was not at the meetingThe Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke, has admitted he was involved in formulating a document that advocated the introduction of Premier…

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EFL clubs to reject £50m Premier League offer and demand control over money

Unhappiness that Championship excluded from rescue packageEFL teams want to choose exactly where money is spentEnglish Football League clubs are set to reject a £50m rescue package for League One and League Two after deeming the bailout financially ina…

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Dowden: ‘unreasonable’ Premier League conditions holding up EFL bailout

Culture secretary dismisses Project Big Picture as a ‘distraction’Dowden says EFL has assured him no club will go to the wallThe culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, has said a bailout of the EFL has been held up by the Premier League adding conditions to…

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FA chairman condemns Project Big Picture as grab for power and wealth

Greg Clarke insists ‘benefits need to be shared’Game needs ‘a more consensus?based approach’The Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke, has emphatically criticised the Project Big Picture proposals developed by Liverpool, Manchester United and the …

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Premier League aims for EFL bailout but some clubs refuse to deal with Parry

Offer expected to be £140m, not the £250m EFL wantsAnger towards EFL chairman Rick Parry over Project Big PictureThe Premier League will attempt to finalise a bailout package for the English Football League on Wednesday but the anger generated by Proje…

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EFL clubs agree to put their support behind Project Big Picture

Rick Parry’s proposals overwhelmingly backed by EFL clubs£250m instant payment to aid Covid crisis key to dealEFL clubs have swung as a bloc behind Project Big Picture, despite concerns over a potential seismic power shift at the top of the game.With C…

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Project Big Picture’s little nod to women’s game not wanted or needed | Suzanne Wrack

Liverpool and Manchester United have lagged behind other big clubs in support of their women’s teams and their interest now reeks of financial opportunismMaybe we should be grateful that those responsible for Project Big Picture have included support f…

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Project Big Picture’s little nod to women’s game not wanted or needed | Suzanne Wrack

Liverpool and Manchester United have lagged behind other big clubs in support of their women’s teams and their interest now reeks of financial opportunismMaybe we should be grateful that those responsible for Project Big Picture have included support f…

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Project Big Picture’s little nod to women’s game not wanted or needed | Suzanne Wrack

Liverpool and Manchester United have lagged behind other big clubs in support of their women’s teams and their interest now reeks of financial opportunismMaybe we should be grateful that those responsible for Project Big Picture have included support f…

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How Project Big Picture changed the politics of football in one swoop | David Conn

Liverpool’s and Manchester United’s plan has been roundly condemned by the Premier League, but leaves the English game in uncharted territory The Premier League’s 20 clubs will assemble for a scheduled meeting this week with an agenda spectacularly dis…

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Project Big Picture under pressure as Premier League clubs fail to back reform

Meeting this week set to be dominated by leaked proposalsWest Ham among top-flight clubs to heavily criticise plansManchester United’s and Liverpool’s “Project Big Picture” is already under intense pressure after audacious plans for the reform of Engli…

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‘Beggars can’t be choosers’: football pyramid reacts to Project Big Picture

The proposals have provoked outrage at many Premier League sides, but struggling EFL clubs are taking a pragmatic approachThe day after the story broke Liverpool appeared to accept the plan they have co-conceived will need some refinement. They are und…

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Project Big Picture Q&A: what are the proposals and what happens next?

How will the controversial plans affect the Premier League clubs and the football pyramid below?One part of the plan would see £250m shared from the Premier League to the three tiers of the English Football League below it. This would match a sum reque…

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Project Big Picture’s offer to EFL clubs: you will be looked after – and know your place | Jonathan Liew

The leaked plans contain both good and bad ideas, but will act as a licence to print money for the so-called big sixNot many people seem to remember Benjamin Disraeli’s novels these days, partly because – by and large – they weren’t very good. Indeed, …

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EFL chief executive David Baldwin resigns after four months in charge

Reflecting on ‘personal circumstances’ led to decisionLeague says decision is not related to Project Big PictureDavid Baldwin is to stand down as the EFL’s chief executive, having only taken up the role in June.A statement from the league confirmed the…