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Category: Football politics

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Premier League tells PFA players will have to share in financial pain

Deferrals of wages not cuts wanted by footballers’ unionEnglish leagues stress that players must share financial lossesThe Premier League and EFL have urged the footballers’ union to accept that players will have to take pay cuts, not just deferral of …

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How to solve the football season dilemma

Bernard Wilson suggests a way to get round the problems caused by the coronavirus-related shutdown of English footballCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt hardly matters in the grand scheme of things but, in anticipation of a …

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Non-league clubs lobby FA over decision to void season’s results

64 sides cite ‘needless and inexplicable haste’Men’s and women’s National League teams join forcesMore than 60 clubs have written to the Football Association to condemn the governing body’s “needless and inexplicable haste” in voiding the non-league se…

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Football’s magnetism means doors should stay closed on crowdless matches | Simon Burnton

Scheduling football before restrictions end would be a nightmare as telling fans not to attend matches will not keep them awayEngland has hosted only a handful of senior competitive behind-closed-doors football fixtures and anyone who considers them a …

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Football’s magnetism means doors should stay closed on crowdless matches | Simon Burnton

Scheduling football before restrictions end would be a nightmare as telling fans not to attend matches will not keep them awayEngland has hosted only a handful of senior competitive behind-closed-doors football fixtures and anyone who considers them a …

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Jersey Bulls will make case to FA having already won promotion in void season

Combined Counties League side had won all 27 gamesClub had already mathematically secured promotionJersey Bulls say they will make their case to the Football Association after being denied promotion to the Combined Counties Premier Division.The newly-f…

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Fifa suggests player contracts and transfer windows be changed

Internal document says contracts should end when season doesFifa also urges clubs to find solutions to salary paymentsCurrent contracts for players and coaches should be extended until the end of the delayed domestic football seasons, according to an i…

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Football faces endless conundrums when the game finally restarts | Ed Aarons

The coronavirus crisis has instilled a spirit of unity among football’s leaders – but the sport’s calendar has been shreddedAs Gareth Southgate put it so eloquently, this is hardly the moment for football to take centre stage. Yet after a week in which…

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Football faces endless conundrums when the game finally restarts | Ed Aarons

The coronavirus crisis has instilled a spirit of unity among football’s leaders – but the sport’s calendar has been shreddedAs Gareth Southgate put it so eloquently, this is hardly the moment for football to take centre stage. Yet after a week in which…

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Football’s leaders put squabbles aside to strike heartening tone in a crisis

As the coronavirus crisis deepened this week, it was heartening to see Uefa, Fifa and others show some leadershipCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageIn normal times, last experienced in Britain only a week ago, it might have …

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Premier League and EFL working to help crisis-hit clubs, says FA

Chief executive Mark Bullingham aware of impending struggle‘We are having lots of conversations with stakeholders’The Football Association is working with the Premier League, EFL and the government to consider how help can be provided to clubs falling …

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Premier League and EFL working to help crisis-hit clubs, says FA

Chief executive Mark Bullingham aware of impending struggle‘We are having lots of conversations with stakeholders’The Football Association is working with the Premier League, EFL and the government to consider how help can be provided to clubs falling …

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Cursed Euro 2020 might just give us what we need next year | Barney Ronay

The 1950s idealism behind the European Championship has been replaced by a ludicrously distended tournament – but celebration and collectivism could re-emerge at Euro 2021 The lamps are going out. They will be lit again across Europe – 15 months from …

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Euro 2020: what will Uefa’s video conference realistically decide?

Restarting leagues across Europe is still an unknown but a definitive decision to cancel Euro 2020 is expectedUefa called the video conference last Thursday forTuesday to discuss football’s response to the coronavirus crisis, with all 55 of Europe’s fo…

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National League shuts down as FA puts all English grassroots football on hold

League had controversially played on over weekendCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe FA is “advising that all grassroots football in England is postponed for the foreseeable future” due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the …

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British clubs plunged into uncertainty after football closes down

Players contracts could run out before season finishedMikel Arteta: ‘Well done PL for making the right decisions’British football is facing a crisis unprecedented in the modern era after the postponement of the league seasons in England and Scotland pl…

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English football’s shutdown until April means season may never be completed

Suspension of Premier League and EFL provides ‘holding period’European Championships set to be postponed until 2021Senior administrators in football already accept that the postponement of the season due to coronavirus is very likely to last longer tha…

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Charlton takeover in chaos after public disagreement between new owners

Executive chairman: ‘Not a single penny’ has been investedEFL says January takeover has not yet been approved by leagueThe takeover of Charlton Athletic, which was announced with great optimism in January after years of supporters’ protests against the…

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EFL clubs fear for future if coronavirus forces behind-closed-doors games

Clubs will follow advice and put public health firstBut worries rise over financial impact for someThe EFL has told the government that some clubs fear going out of business if games have to be played behind closed doors as a response to the coronaviru…

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Michel Platini’s appeal over ban rejected by European court of human rights

ECHR concludes ‘complaint is manifestly ill-founded’Platini said football ban had violated his human rightsMichel Platini’s appeal against his ban from football has been thrown out by the European court of human rights.The ECHR announced on Thursday mo…