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Premier League chief defends clubs’ ‘restraint’ in their furloughing of staff | Football

The chief executive of the Premier League, Richard Masters, has defended the furloughing of staff, claiming clubs have been acting with “restraint” as he warned of a “very real threat” of some top-flight sides going bust because of the coronavirus crisis. In a striking letter to the select committee of …

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The Fiver | They would do anything (furlough) but they won’t do that | Football


KEEPING 220 YARDS APART There was celebration today after Liverpool decided to furlough the idea of furloughing their employees, giving in to an outcry from fans, former players and over-opinionated media types with too many column inches to fill now there’s no sport on. There has been no word yet …

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Dogs, doughnuts and the day Palace pipped Liverpool to the FA Cup final | Football

Crystal Palace defender Richard Shaw snuffs out a threatening run by Peter Beardsley.

The result was never in doubt in the half-time entertainment at Villa Park on 8 April 1990. The police dog representing Liverpool sailed over the ever-increasing barriers with speed and serenity, while the Palace pooch stumbled and failed to keep up. A sympathetic, bordering on patronising, round of applause rippled …

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La Liga prepares for return to training and sets target dates for season restart | Football

Spain is preparing a protocol for clubs’ return to training with three proposed dates for La Liga to restart: 28 May, 6 June and 28 June. Matches are expected to be played behind closed doors and European games would take place in parallel or at the end of the domestic …

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Football quiz: which managers delivered these angry rants?

Can you recall which fuming bosses uttered these quotes? More quizzes: assists, commentators, managers and keepers “I’ve never commented on referees and I’m not going to change the habit of a lifetime for that prat.” Neil Warnock Ian Holloway Sam Allardyce Ron Atkinson “I’m not a wheeler-dealer, I’m a fucking …

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Fifa exco members took bribes for Qatar World Cup votes, US prosecutors allege | Football

Prosecutors in New York have revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to Fifa executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup. An indictment unsealed on Monday in the US District Court in Brooklyn says Nicolás Leoz, the Paraguayan then president of the …

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Wolves’ Diogo Jota: ‘I’m coaching Telford United on Football Manager’ | Football

Diogo Jota celebrates a goal against Tottenham earlier this season.

Diogo Jota has not been making headlines recently because, like most people, he has been observing the British government’s lockdown. But in the simpler time before football and society were placed into suspended animation, Jota looked to be building towards something sensational. His devastating bursts from the left side of …

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English football’s blame culture makes it unable to come together | Jonathan Liew | Football

Mike Ashley is one of many billionaire owners attracting criticism.

I don’t expect to make too many friends saying this, but perhaps it’s time we all gave Matt Hancock a break. Isn’t it typical how, as soon as things take a turn for the worse, everyone starts singling out the health secretary? Yes, clearly he could be doing more to …

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Liverpool reverse decision to furlough staff after fierce criticism | Football

Liverpool have reversed a controversial decision to put around 200 non-playing staff on furlough following widespread criticism of their plans to use the government’s coronavirus job retention scheme. The world’s seventh-richest football club announced on Saturday that it was to follow Newcastle, Tottenham, Norwich and Bournemouth in furloughing non-playing staff …

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The Fiver | Sean Dyche spreadeagled on a chaise longue in his red silk kimono | Football

Ivan Jovanovic: being told to Do One despite playing none

SEAN’S WORLD Considering the Fiver’s pre-conceived notion that Sean Dyche would be spending the current lockdown spreadeagled on a chaise longue in his red silk kimono drinking endless martinis while watching reruns of The Sweeney on ITV4, we were pleased to see he’s putting his spare time to more productive …

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