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Fifa’s youth transfers investigation: six key questions | Paul Wilson

What are Fifa’s rules on signing minors? Which clubs have fallen foul of them? And what are the consequences?No, Barcelona were handed a two window ban in 2014 for irregularities over the signing of players under the age of 18, when they had a number o…

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Fifa’s youth transfers investigation: six key questions | Paul Wilson

What are Fifa’s rules on signing minors? Which clubs have fallen foul of them? And what are the consequences?No, Barcelona were handed a two window ban in 2014 for irregularities over the signing of players under the age of 18, when they had a number o…

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Premier League to introduce VAR technology from next season

• Clubs decide to proceed after shareholders’ meeting• Use in FA and Carabao Cup convince League to follow suitPremier League clubs have agreed in principle to introduce Video Assistant Referees next season.Having opted to extend trials of the system i…

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When should a football club retire a player’s shirt number?

Moore, Baggio, Maradona, Maldini and ‘the 12th man’ have all been given the honour but is it really a sign of weakness?By Ricci Potts for The Gentleman UltraNot long ago I was speaking to some Napoli fans about Lorenzo Insigne. He was born in Naples, s…

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Premier League clubs should oppose £5m Richard Scudamore gift, says FSF

• Football Supporters’ Federation urges clubs to reject plan• ‘Golden handshake would be hugely unpopular with fans’The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) has urged clubs to reject a plan to give the outgoing Premier League executive chairman, Richa…

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Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy has operation on injured knee

• No time scale has been given for defender’s recovery• Mendy was sidelined for the majority of last seasonManchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has undergone knee surgery, the club have announced.The 24-year-old had an operation on a meniscus proble…

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Furore over £5m Scudamore gift overshadows Premier League meeting

• All 20 Premier League clubs to meet in London on Thursday• Supporters’ groups express dismay over proposed paymentPublic furore over a prospective £5m golden handshake payment to Richard Scudamore has cast a shadow over his last meeting as the Premie…

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Premier League’s gift shows football is no longer the people’s game | Paul Wilson

Plans to give Richard Scudamore, the outgoing chief executive, £5m sends out a terrible message to supporters struggling to meet the cost of their season ticketsHere is a handy memo to future historians of the national sport in this country. Note the d…

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La Liga could teach the Premier League about being competitive

Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool are disproving the theory that ‘anyone can beat anyone’ in the Premier LeagueBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredThere are many factors to consider when assessing what makes one league better than another, but over th…

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From Craig Cathcart to André Gomes: 10 underrated Premier League players

Underrated they may be but from the Premier League’s unsung heroes are quietly going about their businessNomination for the October player of the month award (well, one of them – he made the PFA’s shortlist, but not the official Premier League-endorsed…

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Premier League’s new chief right at home doing multibillion TV deals | Mark Sweney

Fulham fan Susanna Dinnage is no stranger to high-powered negotiations and will know how to package the Premier League for the digital ageSusanna Dinnage is one of the most senior female executives in British television with more than two decades’ expe…

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Premier League: Susanna Dinnage to succeed Richard Scudamore as chief executive

• Head of Discovery’s Animal Planet to take up post in January• Dinnage ‘excited at the prospect of taking on fantastic role’Susanna Dinnage is set to replace Richard Scudamore as the Premier League’s chief executive when he steps down at the end of th…

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Football’s collective voice must be mobilised to rid the streets of knives | Richard Williams

Top players, the FA and the Premier League need to devote time, energy and influence to persuading teenagers to ‘drop the knife and save a life’Like many 10-year-old boys throughout Britain in the year 2000, Damilola Taylor was a fan of Manchester Unit…

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José Mourinho’s midfield dogs of war yap harmlessly at City ankles | Jonathan Wilson

Coach deployed Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini as defensive block – but City simply skirted round itTwo contrasting philosophies, a clash of styles, possession against directness, attack against defence – all that discussion and, in …

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Hugo Lloris ends his madcap day on a high, Everton work out how to stop Chelsea and Salomón Rondón proves his worthUnai Emery delivered an overdue update on Danny Welbeck, the Arsenal striker who was stricken against Sporting in the Europa League last …

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flightView the Dozen archive Continue reading…

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City’s David Silva and Sergio Agüero display their enduring brilliance | Barney Ronay

Manchester City’s golden pair of old lags proved the dominant forces as the champions ran rings around Manchester UnitedOn an afternoon of cold, imperious dominance at the Etihad Stadium, two things stood out. First Manchester City produced passages of…

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José Mourinho: People who don’t understand football analyse with statistics – video

Manchester United manager José Mourinho has blamed exertions for his side’s 3-1 derby defeat to Premier League leaders Manchester City.United fought back for a 2-1 victory against the Italian champions Juventus in Turin on Wednesday…

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Mkhitaryan strikes late to save Arsenal’s unbeaten run in Wolves draw

Henrikh Mkhitaryan came off the bench to salvage a point for Arsenal as they extended their unbeaten run against a Wolves side who were deserving of victory.The visitors, whose 29-year wait for a win away to the Gunners goes on, looked set to end a thr…

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David Silva sparks Manchester City’s precious derby victory over United

With this victory in the 177th derby, Manchester City surely killed any lingering hopes Manchester United had of competing for the league title.José Mourinho’s side made a fight of it but City always appeared a class – at least – above and left United …