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Category: Football politics

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Pep Guardiola says wearing yellow ribbon has parallels with taking a knee

Manchester City manager fined £20,000 by FA in 2018‘My yellow ribbon was defending a humanitarian cause’Pep Guardiola believes he has to rebuild Manchester City in the next transfer window to compensate for the loss of Vincent Kompany, David Silva and …

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Australia and New Zealand’s winning Women’s World Cup bid is a moment of optimism for football

Hosting the Fifa tournament will also open the door to the greatest untapped commercial market in world football: AsiaIn 2015, when France was announced as the host for the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the dramatic reveal of the envelope was met with little…

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The Guardian view on the Premier League and racism: time to take a lead

Raheem Sterling has proposed a rule change that would require each Premier League club to employ at least one ethnic minority coach. His idea should be taken upThe sight of Premier League football teams and match officials taking the knee this week was…

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Chris Hughton: ‘If I’m looking at the protests and wondering if it will change things, the answer is yes’ | Jacob Steinberg

The former Brighton manager shares his admiration for Raheem Sterling and his experiences of racism in football Chris Hughton is midway through an answer about the lack of black managers at the top of English football when he stops and draws on a quote…

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Chris Hughton: ‘If I’m looking at the protests and wondering if it will change things, the answer is yes’ | Jacob Steinberg

The former Brighton manager shares his admiration for Raheem Sterling and his experiences of racism in football Chris Hughton is midway through an answer about the lack of black managers at the top of English football when he stops and draws on a quote…

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Gianni Infantino ponders salary caps in post-coronavirus football

• Fifa president says ‘difficult period’ can lead to major changes• Latest Premier League tests show zero positives in 1,195 samplesThe Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, has admitted salary caps may be necessary to restructure football’s finances in th…

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Women’s football must escape shackles of the FA if it is to thrive after this crisis | Suzanne Wrack

The governing body has made it clear the men’s game will always come first, but inspiration lies across the AtlanticLess than a year after England reached a World Cup semi-final watched by 11.7 million people and a new season got under way in front of …

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The Fiver | A steel-jacketed dose of perspective right up its elite pathway

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The Fiver has a dream. In it, the death of almost 400,000 people during a global pandemic leaves all survivors the gift of epiphany, after which they vow to give up public displays of vainglory. Oh, Fi…

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Championship season set to resume on 20 June with play-off final at end of July

EFL confirms plan to restart three days after Premier LeagueGames behind closed doors with broadcast plans still unclearThe EFL has announced the Championship season is set to resume on 20 June and will end “on or around 30 July” with the play-off fina…

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Barnsley warn they ‘will not accept’ relegation in furious letter to EFL

Tykes sit bottom with rival clubs pending punishments‘Governance of violations is appallingly worse in England’Barnsley have sent a stinging letter to the English Football League expressing their concern over the “inability of governance to hold its me…

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Gary Neville warns of looming financial ‘nightmare’ for Football League clubs

Neville predicts ‘carnage economically’ in coming monthsWest Brom chairman says club want to play out seasonGary Neville has said he fears a financial “nightmare” is looming for Football League clubs because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.“I do thin…

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The Premier League must finally share wealth to save English football | David Conn

The argument for financial reform is at last beyond credible dispute as historic clubs face ruin owing to the Covid-19 crisisEven before football was plunged into crisis by the Covid-19 pandemic, influential people in the game were discussing the need …

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Hollow promises of equality are to blame if Women’s Super League is cancelled | Suzanne Wrack

If the FA and Premier League were truly invested in women’s football, it may not have come to this for the WSL and ChampionshipTwo months after the Football Association informed clubs in the Women’s Super League and Championship that it would not be of…

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Harrogate’s dream of League Two on a knife edge – along with building plans | Andy Hunter

Manager Simon Weaver believes EFL rules mean the team second in the National League will be promoted but a new stand and replacing a 3G pitch have to wait for nowWork has resumed on bringing Harrogate’s Wetherby Road stadium up to Football League stand…

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Football’s crisis shines merciless light on game’s inequalities

As Premier League clubs seek government support to restart the focus is on brutal gap to Football League’s three divisionsIf one impact of the Covid-19 catastrophe has been to hold Britain rigid and shine a merciless light on all our structures, it was…

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EFL clubs set for crunch talks this week to find solution to unfinished season

Expense of playing behind closed doors may prove prohibitiveTesting players before matches could cost £2m per divisionThe English Football League is expected to be given fresh guidance from its clubs this week with League One and Two increasingly unlik…

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EFL clubs set for crunch talks this week to find solution to unfinished season

Expense of playing behind closed doors may prove prohibitiveTesting players before matches could cost £2m per divisionThe English Football League is expected to be given fresh guidance from its clubs this week with League One and Two increasingly unlik…

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Premier League begins crunch talks with no help from Boris Johnson

Hopes of guidance dashed by prime ministerWeek of chaos threatens Project RestartThe Premier League faces a week of chaos after hopes of government direction on Project Restart were dashed by the prime minister.A week ago expectations for a green light…

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Using players as guinea pigs would wipe out Premier League’s integrity | Paul Wilson

The final league table will merit the biggest asterisk in history if teams are full of footballers who don’t want to be on the pitchAnyone who has spent the best part of an hour just waiting to cross a supermarket threshold in the past few weeks will b…

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Rangers claim SPFL tried to ‘influence’ Uefa into allowing early end to season

Letter sent to Uefa before clubs held controversial voteRangers also claim clubs not told of potential £10m liabilityA letter from the chief executives of the Scottish Professional Football League and Scottish Football Association to Uefa, claiming maj…