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President’s response dismissed as ‘totally inadequate’ after he says Fifa cannot ‘change things’

PFA chairman wants behaviour guidlines to be clear

Professional Footballers' Association chairman Clarke Carlisle has given his backing to a new Premier League crackdown on player and manager misbehaviour but warned there must be no grey areas in the new rules.

James Lawton: Our game must look to NFL to finally do right by black managers

The National Football League, with more than three-quarters of its players black, can point out that 22 per cent of its head coaches are from 'ethnic minorities', up from six per cent in 2003

PFA chief wants more chances for black British managers

Professional Footballers Association chief executive Gordon Taylor wants more black British players to be given a fair chance to enter management.

Premier League trophy to go on world tour

The Premier League are attempting to stimulate further growth in overseas markets by today launching a three-year global tour of their league trophy.

The Orient express is going places

West Ham row aside, one loss in 20 games means Slade's group will be ready when Arsenal come calling today

FA chairman resists urge to respond to Lord Triesman

New Football Association chairman David Bernstein is happy to resist the temptation of responding to the damning words of his predecessor Lord Triesman.

Scudamore defends League's big spending

In a typically bullish defence of his organisation the Premier League's chief executive, Richard Scudamore, told the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) that Chelsea's £72m spend on transfer deadline day would be applauded in other spheres of enterprise.

Richard Scudamore backs Uefa 'fair play' rules

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore does not believe any English clubs will be banned from European competition for breaking UEFA's new financial rules.

Gartside: Bolton may have to sell top names

The Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has suggested that the Premier League wants to impose limits on its clubs' losses within two seasons and admitted that manager Owen Coyle may be forced to sell Gary Cahill and Johan Elmander after his own side's current sixth position has come at the cost of losses that have doubled to £35.4m.

Former Real scout Vetere appointed by Villa

Gerard Houllier is poised to expand the scope of Aston Villa's recruitment system after appointing Jeff Vetere as the club's new chief scout.

The Last Word: Time to shift the goalposts for Liverpool

Premier League must create precedent to get rid of gruesome twosome and ward off other raiders

New rules 'for the greater good' - Scudamore

Chief executive Richard Scudamore has defended the Premier League's new squad rules, accusing Arsene Wenger of being "emotive" in his criticism.

DJ Taylor: Who's a real celebrity, Gracie or Katie? You decide...or maybe not

We venerate talent in sport and music beyond all else, we worship plastic idols and get confused when faced with a real choice. Perhaps we need to get a grip

Premier League open-minded on a winter break, says Scudamore

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore does not believe a winter break is practical, but insists clubs are open-minded about the idea.

Premier League told that club sale is imminent

A takeover of Liverpool appears increasingly imminent after the club and a number of interested parties alerted the Premier League to a possible change in ownership.

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