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How can a sport worth billions spend just a pittance on fighting racism? | Daniel Taylor

As Herman Ouseley announces his impending retirement from Kick It Out after 25 years, a game that can gift Richard Scudamore £5m can surely fund the campaign properlyIt is probably a measure of the man – and the fact he would never draw attention to th…

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Toughness and corporate nous saw Glenn carry out a tough job well | David Conn

FA’s departing chief executive will leave through the revolving door in May but with the ruling body in a stronger positionOn top of the congratulatory statistics with which the Football Association showered Martin Glenn when announcing he will stand d…

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Martin Glenn resigns as chief executive of FA

CEO will leave after four years after 2018-19 seasonFootball Association chairman Greg Clarke pays tribute Martin Glenn has resigned as the Football Association’s chief executive and will leave his role at the end of this season.Glenn started in the jo…

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Peterborough’s director Barry Fry charged over alleged betting

• Alleged misconduct took place in 2017-18, FA says • Club chairman tweeted support to Barry FryBarry Fry, Peterborough’s director of football, has been charged by the Football Association with misconduct in relation to betting.A statement from the FA …

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England win right to host Women’s European Championship in 2021

• FA’s choice of host cities sparks controversy• 16-team tournament will see final take place at WembleyEngland has won the right to stage the 2021 Women’s European Championship finals but the Football Association’s choice of proposed host cities and s…

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Women footballers face the sack if injured for more than three months

• Football Leaks reveal the clause in standard WSL contracts• No team has activated the clause since its inclusion in 2011Players in England’s fully professional Women’s Super League are at risk of being sacked by their clubs if an injury or illness si…

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Premier League rejects FA proposal to increase homegrown quotas

• League says “no evidence” it would have a positive impact• FA wants to reduce overseas quota from 17 to 13The Premier League has reiterated its opposition to the introduction of new homegrown player quotas in the event of Brexit, insisting there is “…

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Pep Guardiola avoids FA charge after Manchester derby referee comments

• City manager instead warned for talking about Anthony Taylor• FA rules prevent managers discussing officials before gamesPep Guardiola has been warned by the Football Association for his comments before the Manchester derby about the referee, Anthony…

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FA to push for cut on overseas players in Premier League regardless of Brexit

• Non-homegrown players would be reduced from 17 to 13• Clubs are anxious to avoid a struggle for work permitsThe Football Association will seek to cut the number of foreign players permitted in Premier League squads, even if the United Kingdom does no…

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Championship clubs ‘gravely concerned’ by EFL decision to sign new TV deal

• Statement says 19 clubs asked to discuss deal before agreement• ‘This was ignored’ says statement from unnamed clubsSeveral Championship clubs have expressed “grave” concern after the English Football League board approved a new long-term domestic br…

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Referee suspended over using rock, paper, scissors instead of coin toss in WSL game

• David McNamara suspended for three weeks• Incident happened before Man City v Reading gameReferee David McNamara has been suspended for three weeks after accepting a charge of “not acting in the best interests of the game” before a Women’s Super Leag…

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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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FA appeals against decision to clear José Mourinho over touchline language

• Manchester United manager was cleared by commission• FA disputes verdict that in context comments were acceptableThe Football Association has confirmed that it is appealing against an independent commission’s decision to clear José Mourinho of using …

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Wayne Rooney Foundation will not get England v USA gate receipts, FA says

• Rooney charity to benefit from other ‘fundraising initiatives’• Kyle Walker: ‘I think it is probably the send-off he deserves’The Football Association has confirmed the Wayne Rooney Foundation will not receive any of the gate receipts from England’s …

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Wayne Rooney’s England recall is a fudge the FA has got wrong | Simon Burnton

England players have never been afforded garlanded farewells and whatever the merits of Rooney’s international career, he should not have been made an exception for the USA friendlyIn September Wesley Sneijder sat on a sofa in the centre circle of the …

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Chelsea coach Marco Ianni charged over Stamford Bridge touchline chaos

• Ianni twice goaded José Mourinho during 2-2 draw• United manager warned after trying to confront ItalianChelsea’s assistant coach Marco Ianni has been charged with improper conduct following the chaotic scenes that marked the closing stages of the 2-…

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Chelsea and Manchester United likely to be warned by FA after chaotic scenes

• José Mourinho provoked by Marco Ianni after late equaliser• FA could issues charges depending on Mike Dean’s reportChelsea and Manchester United are expected to be let off with a warning and reminded of their future conduct by the Football Associatio…

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Should José Mourinho be punished for his foul-mouthed tirade? | Paul MacInnes

The Manchester United manager has been charged by the FA for using ‘abusive, insulting or improper language’ but it seems reasonable to raise the question: was it really offensive?In this week’s episode of the José Mourinho show the Manchester United m…

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Premier League should contribute more after collapse of Wembley sale | David Conn

Shahid Khan has withdrawn his £600m offer for the stadium so top-flight clubs need to do more to help fund grassroots gameSo Shahid Khan, the Fulham and Jacksonville Jaguars owner, has withdrawn his proposed £600m purchase of Wembley Stadium, which gre…

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Premier League should contribute more after collapse of Wembley sale | David Conn

Shahid Khan has withdrawn his £600m offer for the stadium so top-flight clubs need to do more to help fund grassroots gameSo Shahid Khan, the Fulham and Jacksonville Jaguars owner, has withdrawn his proposed £600m purchase of Wembley Stadium, which gre…