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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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Streaming service DAZN asks Premier League to defer rights payments | Football

An online streaming service has written to the Premier League to defer payments due to the suspension of competition due to the coronavirus outbreak. It is understood that DAZN, which holds rights to stream all English top-flight matches in Brazil, Canada, Japan and Spain, is in negotiations to halt payments …

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Premier League players and pay cuts: the key questions answered | Football

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford has fronted a campaign to help children unable to access free school meals.

Why are footballers’ wages in the news? Even in normal times the amount of money earned by top players is a hot topic. The average wage of a Premier League footballer reached £3m last season according to the Global Sports Salary Survey. This compares with the an average national wage …

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Premier League clubs to go it alone in pay cut talks with players | Football

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has established a fund for professional footballers to donate directly to NHS staff.

Premier League clubs anticipate having to start individual negotiations over wage reductions with their players after attempts to reach a collective pay agreement in response to the coronavirus crisis were frustrated during talks on Saturday. While players have been told clubs may lose £1.137bn because of the disruption caused by …

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Liverpool become latest Premier League club to furlough non-playing staff | Football

Liverpool have become the latest high-profile club to furlough non-playing staff on the day Burnley warned that some Premier League clubs could lose £100m as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Premier League leaders announced their decision to put approximately 200 employees on furlough as managers, captains and representatives …

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Premier League players tarnished by taking too long to act on pay | Dean Ashton | Football

Dean Ashton in action for West Ham against Manchester City in 2008.

Footballers have always been an easy target. They are in the public eye and the amount of money they earn is regularly splashed over the newspapers, so it surprises me that swifter action hasn’t been taken to resolve the issue over whether Premier League players should accept pay cuts or …

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Premier League clubs may be forced to sell players if wages not cut | Football

The Premier League’s position at the top of world football could be in danger if a solution to reducing player wages during the coronavirus crisis is not found, an analyst has warned. A week of talks between football bodies and the players’ union, the PFA, has led to little movement …

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Premier League clubs must face windfall tax over wages, says MP | Football

Pressure continues to grow on Premier League players to reduce their pay after a call from parliament for a windfall tax on clubs who refuse to cut player wages while putting non-playing staff on furlough. The Conservative chair of the influential DCMS select committee, Julian Knight, has said that the …

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My favourite game: Liverpool v Arsenal, Premier League 2004 | Sport

Liverpool’s Xabi Alonso scores the first of three sumptuous goals on the day.

Whoever you asked, the prediction was the same. Neil Mellor was going to be a Liverpool legend. The kid could not stop scoring. Before he had kicked a ball in senior football, Mellor was the subject of fevered chatter among Liverpool fans in the know. As a youngster he had …

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Pay cuts, furlough or deferrals: what are the Premier League clubs doing? | Football

Crystal Palace have said matchday staff will ‘not be financially disavantaged’.

Arsenal Arsenal continue to monitor the situation regarding player and staff wages and are playing an active role in the Premier League’s discussions. But there has been no decision taken and the focus has been on ensuring casual employees are looked after. All will be paid as normal until 30 …

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