Not English, and not a female. The Football Association promised to select the manager of the national women’s team regardless of nationality or sex and it delivered on that pledge yesterday when it appointed Welshman Mark Sampson.
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Saturday 06 June 2009
Monday 01 June 2009
It is nearly a decade since England and Scotland met at full international level, Don Hutchison's goal being insufficient to overturn England's two-goal advantage from the first leg of what was a Euro 2000 qualifier. With a succession of England managers preferring to meet foreign opposition, and the Football Association disinclined to argue, given the perceived hooliganism risks of reviving the fixture, a repeat may not occur until the pair are drawn to meet in competition.
Sunday 31 May 2009
Ian Watmore, the Football Association's new chief executive, reports for his first day at work tomorrow with Trevor Brooking hoping he arrives on a white charger.
Sunday 07 December 2008
Sunday 16 November 2008
Another week, another advertisement from Nolan Partners for a high-profile job at the Football Association: this time for a chief executive, based in "London/Wembley", for which read, "Wembley/Middlesex, an awful long way up the Jubilee Line".
Sunday 16 November 2008
When the cold wind of recession blows, Merseyside feels the draught sooner than most areas. Keith Harris, the broker charged with finding a buyer for Everton as well as Newcastle, chose his words carefully in midweek, but did not attempt to disguise the message: "There is no progress at all," he said of his attempts to find an investor with deeper pockets than those of the club's current owner, Bill Kenwright. "The demographics of Liverpool as a city are not hugely compelling. It is not a very wealthy city. Everton share the city with another club which arguably have been in the vanguard for the last decade, and they both have a stadium to build."
Saturday 15 November 2008
Thursday 06 November 2008
Sir Trevor Brooking has vowed to continue with his coaching blueprint even though he cannot get the professional game to fall in line with his ideas for improving young players.
Friday 10 October 2008
FA chairman Lord Triesman has branded Richard Bevan's widespread attack on the way the game is being run as "foolish".
Sunday 24 August 2008
The Football Association are determined to press on with the same management structure for both their internal organisation and the 2018 World Cup bid despite the conflicts leading to the announcement on Wednesday that Brian Barwick will be leaving Soho Square.
Friday 16 May 2008
- 1 Gurdwaras-turned-food banks: Sikh temples are catering for rise in Britain’s hungry
- 2 Exercise most effective lifestyle choice for preventing dementia, researchers say
- 3 Teenage girl convicted of robbery after taking pre-crime selfie wielding knife
- 4 Newly vegan Beyoncé wears fox fur to dine in meat free restaurant
- 5 'I'm experiencing austerity as well', says Princess Michael of Kent