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Tottenham ‘apologise unreservedly’ for European Super League involvement

Club say they should have challenged nature of the competitionSpurs offer to form club advisory panel as conciliatory gesture Tottenham have moved to “apologise unreservedly” for their part in the failed European Super League, including the way that th…

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Arsenal move to strengthen scouting network in latest recruitment reshuffle

Club appoint headhunting company to fill new scouting rolesGunners released Francis Cagigao and others in SeptemberArsenal have appointed a headhunting company to recruit new scouts in a number of key positions, nine months after gutting their previous…

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There are no easy answers to how football tackles its billionaire owners | Jonathan Wilson

Fans are right to protest but unless the game’s riches are better redistributed the super-rich benefactors are here to stay Whether you see in the demonstrations at Old Trafford last week an outrageous affront to law and decency or a legitimate mode of…

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Real Madrid, Barça and Juve denounce ‘intolerable’ pressure to abandon ESL

Statement issued after nine other clubs sign Uefa declaration‘Founding clubs suffered unacceptable third-party pressures’Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, the three clubs still involved in the proposed European Super League, denounced on Saturday th…

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Real Madrid, Barça and Juve denounce ‘intolerable’ pressure to abandon ESL

Statement issued after nine other clubs sign Uefa declaration‘Founding clubs suffered unacceptable third-party pressures’Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus – the three clubs defiantly backing the proposed European Super League despite the withdrawals …

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Nine of European Super League rebel clubs commit to Uefa competitions

Clubs will make combined €15m contribution to grassroots5% of Uefa competition revenues withheld for one seasonNine of the original 12 European Super League clubs – including the Premier League’s big six – have submitted a “club commitment declaration”…

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Nine of European Super League rebel clubs commit to Uefa competitions

Clubs will make combined €15m contribution to grassroots5% of Uefa competition revenues withheld for one seasonNine of the original 12 European Super League clubs – including the Premier League’s big six – have submitted a “club commitment declaration”…

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Football fan protests are a positive, legitimate response to deeper discontent | Barney Ronay

The game is an echo box for wider anxieties, because it is the place people gather, because it gives a hook to our feelingsThere was something touching on Thursday evening about the sight of Martin Keown standing on a windswept dais in front of an empt…

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Out of reach, not out of mind: the Glazer-fan dynamic at Manchester United

Large debt, relative lack of trophies since 2013 and failure to engage with fans have made the owners deeply unpopularNo trophy since 2017 and no league title for eight years: the Glazers’ divisive ownership of Manchester United provoked Sunday’s prote…

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Out of reach, not out of mind: the Glazer-fan dynamic at Manchester United

Large debt, relative lack of trophies since 2013 and failure to engage with fans have made the owners deeply unpopularNo trophy since 2017 and no league title for eight years: the Glazers’ divisive ownership of Manchester United provoked Sunday’s prote…

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Out of reach, not out of mind: the Glazer-fan dynamic at Manchester United

Large debt, relative lack of trophies since 2013 and failure to engage with fans have made the owners deeply unpopularNo trophy since 2017 and no league title for eight years: the Glazers’ divisive ownership of Manchester United provoked Sunday’s prote…

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Out of reach, not out of mind: the Glazer-fan dynamic at Manchester United

Large debt, relative lack of trophies since 2013 and failure to engage with fans have made the owners deeply unpopularNo trophy since 2017 and no league title for eight years: the Glazers’ divisive ownership of Manchester United provoked Sunday’s prote…

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Out of reach, not out of mind: the Glazer-fan dynamic at Manchester United

Large debt, relative lack of trophies since 2013 and failure to engage with fans have made the owners deeply unpopularNo trophy since 2017 and no league title for eight years: the Glazers’ divisive ownership of Manchester United provoked Sunday’s prote…

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Solution to online abuse lies with social media firms – and it’s not rocket science | Sean Ingle

Four-day sporting boycott has reinforced the need for Twitter, Facebook and others to kick trolls off their platforms – nowAs we enter the final hours of sport’s four-day online boycott, in protest at the social media giants’ pernicious failure to tack…

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Solution to online abuse lies with social media firms – and it’s not rocket science | Sean Ingle

Four-day sporting boycott has reinforced the need for Twitter, Facebook and others to kick trolls off their platforms – nowAs we enter the final hours of sport’s four-day online boycott, in protest at the social media giants’ pernicious failure to tack…

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Gary Neville and Roy Keane support Manchester United fan protests

‘They’re deadly serious and this is just the start,’ says KeaneNeville says action due to ‘distrust and dislike of the owners’Gary Neville has urged the Glazer family to sell Manchester United after Sunday’s dramatic protests. His remarks came as Roy K…

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Timeline: Glazers and their turbulent reign at Manchester United

Glazer family took control of club in 2005 with more than £500m debt, causing much fan unrest ever since2003 Malcolm Glazer buys a 2.9% stake in Manchester United in March, which increases before the end of the year.2004 Glazer’s stake in club reaches …

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For women’s football being aligned with the men’s game comes at a price | Suzanne Wrack

Super League shambles shows the focus must not be on short-term gain even as search for sustainability goes onThe European Super League saga may, for now, be over but fallout from the shambolic breakaway attempt rumbles on.“As soon as practicable after…

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For women’s football being aligned with the men’s game comes at a price | Suzanne Wrack

Super League shambles shows the focus must not be on short-term gain even as search for sustainability goes onThe European Super League saga may, for now, be over but fallout from the shambolic breakaway attempt rumbles on.“As soon as practicable after…

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Liverpool to open discussions with fans after European Super League backlash

Liverpool’s CEO Billy Hogan wants to find ‘workable solutions’Spirit of Shankly fans’ group vote for board representationLiverpool have agreed to open discussions with fans following the toxic backlash from their involvement in the controversial Europe…