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Premier League clubs must face windfall tax over wages, says MP

Chair of DCMS select committee writes to chancellorWe are facing an obscene situation, says Julian KnightPressure continues to grow on Premier League players to reduce their pay after a call from parliament for a windfall tax on clubs who refuse to cut…

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Premier League clubs must face windfall tax over wages, says MP

Chair of DCMS select committee writes to chancellorWe are facing an obscene situation, says Julian KnightPressure continues to grow on Premier League players to reduce their pay after a call from parliament for a windfall tax on clubs who refuse to cut…

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Brighton’s Graham Potter among senior staff to take voluntary pay cut

Paul Barber and Dan Ashworth also reduce their salariesMove will ensure other staff continue to get full payBrighton & Hove Albion’s deputy chairman and chief executive Paul Barber, technical director Dan Ashworth and head coach Graham Potter have …

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Pay cuts, furlough or deferrals: what are the Premier League clubs doing?

From Arsenal to Wolves, we look at what the clubs are doing regarding pay for players, non-playing staff and casual staffArsenal continue to monitor the situation regarding player and staff wages and are playing an active role in the Premier League’s d…

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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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Premier League clubs have failed the smell test in furloughing their staff | Paul MacInnes

Belts are being tightened across the UK, but it should not be the taxpayer that picks up the bill for a gold-laced leagueUnder the shadow of coronavirus new rules are being made and unmade. Things that were unknown and alien a week ago are increasingly…

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Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe takes ‘significant voluntary’ pay cut

Three other senior club employees are doing the sameBournemouth furlough some staff but they will get full payEddie Howe and three other senior employees at Bournemouth have taken a “significant voluntary” pay cut in response to the coronavirus crisis,…

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Football quiz: Premier League managers when they were players

Who did not enjoy fish? Who stopped the bus? Who rejected a cap?Which current Premier League manager won the Champions League as a player in 2004?Daniel FarkeFrank Lampard Ralph Hasenhüttl Nuno Espírito SantoDavid Moyes signed his first professional co…

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Premier League clubs accused of ‘moral vacuum’ over pay during virus crisis

Politicians angry at cuts to non-playing staff wagesPlayers’ pay to be discussed on WednesdayPremier League football has been accused of operating in a “moral vacuum” after clubs cut wages or furloughed non-playing staff but continued to pay players th…

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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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‘For 25 minutes I ran out of oxygen’: Pepe Reina on battling coronavirus

Aston Villa goalkeeper recalls ‘endless minutes of fear’Reina describes experience as ‘worst moments of my life’Coronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageAston Villa’s goalkeeper Pepe Reina has revealed he endured “endless minutes …

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Sadiq Khan urges London’s top football clubs to aid NHS and ‘protect lives’

Mayor asks 10 clubs in capital to assist coronavirus fightHelp sought from ‘team doctors, physios and paramedics’The mayor of London has written to every Premier League and Championship club in the capital asking they provide assistance to the NHS in “…

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The season Arsenal played 70 games, reached two finals … and won nothing

After beating Liverpool in an FA Cup semi-final and Juventus in a Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final, Arsenal failed at the lastBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogThe date is 12 May 1979, Arsenal are playing their 59th game of the season and Graham Rix i…

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The season Arsenal played 70 games, reached two finals … and won nothing

After beating Liverpool in an FA Cup semi-final and Juventus in a Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final, Arsenal failed at the lastBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogThe date is 12 May 1979, Arsenal are playing their 59th game of the season and Graham Rix i…

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Daniel Levy calls on Premier League managers and players to take pay cuts

Tottenham chairman says ‘football cannot operate in a bubble’Spurs reduce wages of 550 non-playing staff by 20%Coronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageDaniel Levy has called on Premier League managers and players to help English …

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Jack Grealish needs to show he really has grown up this time | Paul Doyle

Aston Villa captain must ensure off-pitch conduct does not stop him from reaching the heights his talent puts within reachJack Grealish probably was not the only 24-year-old to ignore the government lockdown last weekend in order to go socialising, but…

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David Squires on … The English Premier League Game

Our cartoonist envisages Julian Fellowes being commissioned to reboot the end of the seasonBuy copies of David’s cartoon at our print shopTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Newcastle become first Premier League club to put staff on furlough

Move applies to all non-first-team staff amid coronavirusSaudi-led consortium tries to push on with takeover plansCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageAs talk of a £340m Saudi Arabian takeover was revived Newcastle became the …

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Football quiz: what are the missing words in the commentary?

Fill in the gaps for Motson, Drury, Coleman, Gray and Tyldesley• More quizzes: sliding doors, globetrotters, stadiums and keepersPopShotGoCrackHibbertWrightGravesenUnsworthDisrobedEmptiedExposedUndressedCurtainsHistoryCertainFiveBelterStrikeHitRocketNa…

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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 …