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Greg Clarke has surrendered the FA’s moral authority to lead football | David Conn

FA chairman posed as the good English football man standing up to billionaires but that was not Project Big Picture’s realityWhen the Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke, manoeuvred into the space left by Richard Scudamore’s departure from the P…

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Premier League kept Project Big Picture plans secret from clubs outside big six

League executives held big six meeting without telling all clubsLeague chairman had copy of plans but did not inform other 14The Premier League chairman and chief executive held a meeting with just the big six clubs to discuss the fallout from the publ…

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Premier League kept Project Big Picture plans secret from clubs outside big six

League executives held big six meeting without telling all clubsLeague chairman had copy of plans but did not inform other 14The Premier League chairman and chief executive held a meeting with just the big six clubs to discuss the fallout from the publ…

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Premier League agree four more £14.95 PPV matches before review

Leeds, West Ham and Fulham fans among those affectedReview set to focus on price reduction not complete rethinkThe Premier League is to screen four more pay-per-view matches next month at £14.95 each before clubs hold a review of the controversial expe…

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Everton’s Lucas Digne has red card suspension reduced to one match

French defender will only miss Newcastle fixtureDigne’s punishment ‘clearly excessive’, says panel The Everton defender Lucas Digne has had his three-match suspension downgraded to one match by an independent disciplinary panel.Digne was sent off for a…

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FA launches diversity code with 19 Premier League clubs on board

Code aims to increase ethnic and gender diversity in footballSouthampton support objectives but awaiting developmentsA plan to increase ethnic and gender diversity within the top echelons of football launched on Tuesday with the backing of Premier Leag…

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Greg Clarke raised breakaway threat at start of Project Big Picture talks

Clarke said it could allow radical changes to be pushed throughFA chairman understood ‘desire to solve problems big six face’The Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke, raised the threat of a European breakaway by top clubs at the very start of his…

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Revealed: Greg Clarke’s real role in controversial Project Big Picture talks

FA chairman initiated process and discussed breakaway threatSuggested more big six money and was involved beyond spring The Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke, is under increasing pressure to explain the accounts he has given about his role in …

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Nikita Parris urges FA to set up more inner-city bases to boost diversity

Forward one of only two black players in latest England squadNot enough accessible centres of excellence, says ParrisNikita Parris has said the Football Association needs to look at the location of its centres of excellence if it wants to open the door…

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‘No timeframe’ for full-time referees in women’s game despite latest blunder

FA’s Sue Campbell defends quality of officiating in WSLFA launches four-year strategy for women’s football Baroness Sue Campbell, the director of women’s football at the Football Association, has conceded there is no timeframe for the introduction of f…

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Premier League averts Big Picture coup but it was just the opening shot | Paul MacInnes

The plan put forward by Liverpool and Manchester United seeks to empower the biggest clubs at the expense of the Premier League itself and they will not remain quietThink back, if you can, to how football looked a week ago. Try to remember that prelaps…

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Fans want independent regulator, survey for David Bernstein group finds

79% back regulator, 86% worried about financial viabilityGary Neville: ‘I don’t believe football can reform itself’A representative survey of English football supporters has found that an overwhelming majority would support the creation of an independe…

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Fans want independent regulator, survey for David Bernstein group finds

79% back regulator, 86% worried about financial viabilityGary Neville: ‘I don’t believe football can reform itself’A representative survey of English football supporters has found that an overwhelming majority would support the creation of an independe…

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Greg Clarke involved in talks proposing Premier League 2 and B teams

Document is from early talks over Project Big PictureFA chairman says Premier League was not at the meetingThe Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke, has admitted he was involved in formulating a document that advocated the introduction of Premier…

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David Bernstein to call for independent regulation in fight over football’s future

Former FA chairman and other grandees to enter frayProposal to come amid controversy over Project Big PictureThe former Football Association chairman David Bernstein and other grandees are expected to make an intervention on Thursday in the escalating …

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Kay Cossington: ‘We have the world’s best league – and we want success’ | Suzanne Wrack

The FA’s head of women’s technical development sets out her blueprint for building a truly world-beating senior England team “We don’t want to win once,” says Kay Cossington. “We want sustained success. If we get this right, we should be competing for …

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FA chairman condemns Project Big Picture as grab for power and wealth

Greg Clarke insists ‘benefits need to be shared’Game needs ‘a more consensus?based approach’The Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke, has emphatically criticised the Project Big Picture proposals developed by Liverpool, Manchester United and the …

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Project Big Picture’s little nod to women’s game not wanted or needed | Suzanne Wrack

Liverpool and Manchester United have lagged behind other big clubs in support of their women’s teams and their interest now reeks of financial opportunismMaybe we should be grateful that those responsible for Project Big Picture have included support f…

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Project Big Picture’s little nod to women’s game not wanted or needed | Suzanne Wrack

Liverpool and Manchester United have lagged behind other big clubs in support of their women’s teams and their interest now reeks of financial opportunismMaybe we should be grateful that those responsible for Project Big Picture have included support f…

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Project Big Picture’s little nod to women’s game not wanted or needed | Suzanne Wrack

Liverpool and Manchester United have lagged behind other big clubs in support of their women’s teams and their interest now reeks of financial opportunismMaybe we should be grateful that those responsible for Project Big Picture have included support f…