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Lower-division clubs need urgent rescue package, says MP Damian Collins

‘Only a few weeks left to save professional football as we know it’MP proposes a Football Finance Authority to help clubsThe MP Damian Collins, supported by 18 MPs and former Football Association and English Football League chairs, has written to the c…

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Lower-division clubs need urgent rescue package, says MP Damian Collins

‘Only a few weeks left to save professional football as we know it’MP proposes a Football Finance Authority to help clubsThe MP Damian Collins, supported by 18 MPs and former Football Association and English Football League chairs, has written to the c…

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Arsenal Women fined £50,000 over sacking of autistic coach

Club staff to undertake an education programmeCarpenter dismissed in 2014 after disclosing he had autismThe Football Association has fined Arsenal Women £50,000 after ruling they had carried out “an act of discrimination” by “reason of disability” in t…

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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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FA hits target to double women’s football participation in three years

Number of females playing football hits 3.4mTarget was set out in Gameplan for Growth in 2017The number of women and girls playing football in England has reached 3.4 million, confirming the Football Association has reached its target to double partici…

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FA case against Fifa over Chelsea transfer ban verdict to be heard in June

FA found guilty by Fifa of violations relating to caseCourt of arbitration to hear FA appeal on 26 JuneThe Football Association has challenged Fifa’s ruling that it violated regulations in relation to Chelsea’s transfer ban and its appeal is to be hear…

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Project Restart: what hurdles are facing the Premier League? – video explainer

As the Premier League weighs up a possible return in June, many questions remain unanswered. From testing regimes to where games will be played, Paul MacInnes takes a look at the key hurdlesProject Restart: the hurdles Premier League football must clea…

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FA’s Greg Clarke says fans unlikely to be able to attend matches ‘any time soon’

Football will face ‘substantial changes’, warns FA chairmanClarke says FA board has agreed initial £75m budget cutThe Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke, fears fans will not be returning to football stadiums “any time soon”.“The reality is that…

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Kieran Trippier charged with breaching FA betting rules when he left Spurs

Charge relates to month of his transfer to Atlético MadridTrippier: ‘I have at no stage placed any football related bets’The England international Kieran Trippier has been charged with allegedly breaching the Football Association’s betting rules.The 29…

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Who could replace Phil Neville as England Women’s manager?

We run the rule over leading candidates, including a two-times World Cup winner and a woman who worked as Neville’s No 2 The Football Association’s hunt for a successor to Mark Sampson in 2017 quickly became a circus. Names flew out of the ring as fast…

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Phil Neville’s England reign a costly mistake and it may get more messy | Suzanne Wrack

Issues the FA was willing to overlook have come home to roost and a quick decision must be made over the Tokyo OlympicsThe appointment of Phil Neville as manager of the Lionesses was shambolic. Not on the initial shortlist, or even longlist, rumour ha…

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Eric Dier charged with misconduct for entering crowd after Norwich defeat

Spurs midfielder given until 8 May to respondFA takes action citing breach of Rule E3Eric Dier has belatedly been charged with misconduct by the Football Association for climbing into the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium stands to confront an abusive fan afte…

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Revealed: FA had geese killed at national centre ‘to protect its pitches’

Sixty birds shot at England training facility in St George’s Park, Staffordshire, despite pledge to enrich local biodiversityAbout 60 greylag geese were shot and killed at the national training centre for England football teams from 2018 to 2019 to “pr…

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Non-league football season from tier three and below declared void

FA also scrubs women’s football from tier three‘Significant operational challenges’ behind decisionThe Football Association has confirmed that the league season in several tiers of the men’s and women’s game is to be declared null and void, despite the…

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Greg Clarke warns Covid-19 could force clubs across country to ‘collapse’

FA chairman issues stark warning of economic impact‘We face danger of losing clubs and leagues as finances collapse’Greg Clarke, the chairman of England’s Football Association, has warned that clubs across the country could vanish as their finances col…

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Gareth Southgate takes 30% pay cut as FA warns losses could exceed £150m

England manager takes wage drop amid coronavirus crisisFA proposes other pay cuts and says staff may be furloughed Coronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageGareth Southgate has agreed to take a 30% pay cut as the Football Associat…

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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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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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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 …