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How might Brexit affect teams in the Premier League?

The FA is calling for a reduction in the number of foreign players in the Premier League. Here’s how each team could be affectedBrexit-anxiety has engulfed businesses across the UK over the past few months, and when it comes to English football, the Pr…

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How might Brexit affect teams in the Premier League?

The FA is calling for a reduction in the number of foreign players in the Premier League. Here’s how each team could be affectedBrexit-anxiety has engulfed businesses across the UK over the past few months, and when it comes to English football, the Pr…

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West Brom’s Dwight Gayle faces two-match ban for diving after FA charge

• Striker was awarded penalty in draw against Forest• Jürgen Klopp charged over comments about officialsDwight Gayle could face a retrospective ban for diving after he was hit with a Football Association charge following West Brom’s 2-2 draw with Notti…

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Sheffield United Women’s Sophie Jones charged with racially abusing opponent

• FA charges forward over alleged incident against Tottenham• Renee Hector alleged opponent made monkey noisesThe Sheffield United Women’s player Sophie Jones has been charged by the Football Association with racially abusing Tottenham Hotspur’s Renee …

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FA investigating allegations of homophobic chanting at Sol Campbell

• Abuse alleged to have taken place on Saturday • Supporters tell of hearing ‘disgusting’ chantsThe Football Association has launched an investigation into claims that Sol Campbell was subjected to “horrendous” homophobic abuse during Macclesfield Town…

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Mark Sampson, former England Women coach, apologises to Aluko and Spence

• ‘I’ve worked hard to educate myself’• Sampson was sacked by FA in September 2017The former England women’s coach Mark Sampson has apologised unreservedly to Eni Aluko and Drew Spence for remarks he made to the players while in charge of the national …

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Southampton’s Charlie Austin handed two-game ban for gesture to away fans

• Austin admits he made gesture to Manchester City fans• Troy Deeney charged by FA over remarks about refereeSouthampton striker Charlie Austin has been handed a two-match suspension by the FA after admitting making a gesture towards Manchester City fa…

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FA reach settlement with former England women’s manager Mark Sampson

• Former manager was sacked by the FA in September 2017• Sampson brought a case of unfair dismissal against FAMark Sampson, the former manager of England Women, has reached a settlement with the Football Association.Sampson was sacked by the FA in Sept…

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Arsenal’s Unai Emery faces touchline ban after being hit with FA charge

• Emery struck bottle at Brighton supporter in frustration • He has until 2 January to respond to improper conduct chargeUnai Emery is facing a possible touchline ban after being charged with improper conduct by the Football Association for kicking a p…

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Les Reed appointed FA technical director to replace Dan Ashworth

• Reed sacked as Southampton vice-chairman last month• Ashworth taking role with Brighton in the springLes Reed has been appointed as the Football Association’s new technical director. The 66-year-old succeeds Dan Ashworth, who will take up a new role …

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Police working with Arsenal to identify fan who threw bottle at Dele Alli

• Plastic bottle thrown at Spurs player during Carabao Cup game• FA also investigating incident and Arsenal reviewing CCTVPolice are working with Arsenal to identify the fan who threw a plastic bottle at Tottenham’s Dele Alli during the Carabao Cup tie…

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Plan to scrap FA Cup fifth-round replays is brought forward to this season

• FA makes move to reduce fixture congestion for top six sides• Fifth-round games will move to midweek from 2019-20 seasonPlans to scrap FA Cup fifth-round replays have been brought forward to include this season, the Football Association has announced…

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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…