Wild two-year twists of fate for football clubs in the third tier | Soccer

“Has there ever been an instance of two teams meeting in the English third tier, with one going on to suffer successive relegations and the other going on to achieve successive promotions so that, two seasons later, one team was non-league and the others in the top flight?” asks Jake Lennon. “If not, what’s the … Read more

Premier League clubs accused of exploiting fans as 17 of 20 clubs agree to cryptocurrency deals

Premier League sides have been accused of exploiting fan loyalty after a Mail on Sunday survey found that all but three clubs have signed commercial deals with cryptocurrency companies. Seventeen of the Premier League’s 20 clubs have one or more commercial deals with companies operating in the cryptocurrency sector, despite grave concerns about the exploitation … Read more

Barcelona were RIGHT not to keep Messi because he was TOO OLD, claims club’s financial guarantor

Barcelona were RIGHT not to keep Lionel Messi, 34, last summer because he was TOO OLD and they needed to ‘generate a new team and fresh excitement’, claims the club’s financial guarantor Lionel Messi left Barcelona last summer before signing for Paris Saint-Germain  Catalan giants apparently u-turned in the final hour on handing him new … Read more

Premier League will launch Coach Index scheme to help clubs increase diversity of their staff

Premier League to launch revolutionary Coach Index scheme next month in a bid to pile pressure on clubs to increase diversity of their staff – with the database providing access to details of BAME coaches The Premier League will launch a Coach Index to increase diversity at clubs The revolutionary database will allow clubs to … Read more

National League clubs encouraged to support Shelter’s campaign to raise funds for the homeless

National League clubs are encouraged to support Shelter’s campaign to raise funds for the homeless by wearing their away kits at Boxing Day home matches… after the Premier League declared move against the rules General manager Mark Ives wrote to National League clubs about the campaign  He has encouraged teams hosting Boxing Day matches to … Read more

Manchester United are in advanced talks with the club’s Supporters Trust over a fans’ share scheme

Manchester United are in advanced talks with the club’s Supporters Trust over a fans’ share scheme that would offer ‘a meaningful ownership stake’ as the Glazers look to build bridges after failed European Super League plot Man United came under fire from fans after their role in European Super League United pulled out of the … Read more

Premier League clubs may stomach fine to wear away kits on Boxing Day

This newspaper revealed last week how the mean-spirited Premier League had knocked back requests from some of their clubs to wear away kits for home fixtures on Boxing Day to back an awareness campaign by homelessness charity Shelter. Po-faced bosses pointed out that such a switch would be in breach of kit rules. But those … Read more

EFL asking Premier League to pay Championship, League One and Two clubs £750M in a new settlement

The EFL is asking the Premier League to pay £750M-a-year to support clubs in the Championship, Leagues One and Two in a new financial settlement. Sportsmail understands the football league is pushing hard for additional funds – £400M more than lower league clubs currently receive from the top flight – as a government review of … Read more

Premier League clubs REJECT plans to wear away kits at home matches to raise funds for the homeless

EXCLUSIVE: Premier League clubs REJECT plans to wear away kits at home matches to raise awareness and funds for the homeless, despite widespread backlash over the top-flight’s refusal Homeless charity Shelter hopes away kit request raises funds and awareness The Premier League rejected plans for home teams to don away kits Top-flight clubs have now … Read more

EFL clubs to wear away kits at home on Boxing Day to raise funds and awareness for homeless charity

EXCLUSIVE: Seventeen EFL clubs WILL wear their away kits at home on Boxing Day to raise funds and awareness for homeless charity Shelter… leaving the Premier League embarrassed after refusing the request Homeless charity Shelter hopes away kit request raises funds and awareness Clubs were left stunned after the Premier League refused their requests But … Read more