English Football

  • Seven more English league players arrested for match-fixing 04-04-2014 02:24 PM

    London: Another seven players from league clubs in northwest England have been arrested for allegedly fixing football matches. The BBC cited the National Crime Agency as saying that the seven footballers are aged between 18 and 30. It added that six other men originally arrested in December on suspicion of...
  • Synthetic pitches to be allowed in FA Cup next season 24-03-2014 08:15 PM

    London: Synthetic pitches will be allowed in every round of the FA Cup from next season, the English Football Association announced on Monday. Current rules bar the use of so-called 3G (third generation) surfaces after the first round. FA general secretary Alex Horne said the rule change had been recommended...
  • Former England managers rubbish Campbell claims 04-03-2014 11:04 AM

    Two former England managers and one of the country's most famous black players have rubbished allegations by Sol Campbell that he would have been national team captain for more than 10 years if he was white. Ex-Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur defender Campbell, who was born in east London to Jamaican...
  • Nicolas Anelka denies FA racism charge over gesture 24-01-2014 09:44 AM

    London: West Bromwich Albion forward Nicolas Anelka will face an English Football Association disciplinary hearing after formally denying a racism charge for celebrating a goal with a gesture deemed anti-Semitic. Anelka repeatedly has insisted that his use of the gesture, which is known in France as a "quenelle" and has...
  • Hull owner will walk away if Tigers name not sanctioned 14-01-2014 11:25 PM

    London: The owner of Hull City says he will quit if the English Football Association does not allow him to change the club's name to Hull Tigers. Assem Allam wants to drop "City" from the 109-year-old name and rebrand his Premier League club, but the idea has been met by...
  • Manchester United manager David Moyes charged with misconduct by FA 10-01-2014 10:49 PM

    London: Manchester United manager David Moyes has been charged with misconduct by the English Football Association for his comments about match officials after a loss to Sunderland in the League Cup. Following the 2-1 defeat in the first leg of the semi-finals on Tuesday, Moyes criticised referee Andre Marriner and...
  • English football over Christmas time: a unique pile-up 24-12-2013 11:35 AM

    Manchester: With their six-figure weekly salaries, flashy cars, plush houses and supermodel wives and girlfriends, sympathy is usually in short supply when it comes to footballers in the lucrative English Premier League. Except, maybe, over the Christmas and New Year period. When you are sitting down to a big dinner,...
  • Swansea, Hull fined USD 32,700 for mass confrontation 18-12-2013 10:35 PM

    London: The English Football Association has fined both Swansea and Hull 20,000 pounds ($32,700) for a mass confrontation between players during a Premier League match. The FA says the clubs admitted to failing to ensure their players "conducted themselves in an orderly fashion." The incident happened in the 80th minute...
  • Wenger believes English game is clean, but danger lurks 29-11-2013 06:58 PM

    London: Match-fixing cannot be eradicated but English soccer in 99.9 per cent clean, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday shortly before two men were remanded in custody after being charged with conspiracy to defraud. The arrest on Thursday of two men alleged to be part of an illegal betting...
  • Indian-origin men arrested for football fixing in England: report 29-11-2013 01:38 PM

    Two men of Indian origin, Chann Sankaran and Krishan Sanjey Ganeshan, have been arrested for their involvement in alleged fixing in football matches played in England, Hindustan Times reported on Friday. Sankaran and Ganeshan have been remanded for custody with charges of conspiracy to defraud as part of an international...
  • Norwich fined for scuffle in game against Cardiff 05-11-2013 06:13 PM

    London: The English Football Association has fined Norwich 20,000 pounds ($32,000) after players were involved in a scuffle during a Premier League match. The confrontation happened near the end of a 0-0 draw against Cardiff last month. Norwich midfielder Leroy Fer had attempted to score from a throw-in when Cardiff...
  • Coaches to blame for workman-like English players: Liverpool manager 19-10-2013 11:08 AM

    England's coaches need to take the blame for local players' stodgy, workman-like football, having made them terrified of making mistakes by stifling their creativity, according to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. Rodgers, whose team lie second in the Premier League, also criticised the English Football Association's (FA) new coaching hub St...
  • Crystal Palace manager Holloway to serve two-match ban 04-09-2013 05:48 PM

    London: Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway will serve a two-match ban after deciding not to appeal the sanction handed down by the English Football Association. The FA said it has received notification from the South London club that Holloway accepted the ban he received after confronting the match officials following...
  • FA charges Crystal Palace manager Holloway with misconduct 20-08-2013 09:46 PM

    London: The English Football Association has charged Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway with misconduct after confronting the match officials following the team's Premier League opener against Tottenham. Holloway was unhappy that a penalty was awarded against his newly-promoted side, allowing Roberto Soldado to give Tottenham a 1-0 win from the...
  • English football club director banned for betting 19-08-2013 04:28 PM

    England: The English Football Association says Accrington Stanley managing director Robert Heys has been suspended from all football activity for 21 months after breaching its betting rules. The third tier club's director has also been fined 1,000 pounds ($1,550) following a hearing at an independent regulatory commission. In a statement...
  • Leeds United owner quietly sells off more than half stake 15-08-2013 08:20 PM

    Zurich: The Dubai-based investment firm that bought English soccer club Leeds United in December after lengthy negotiations sold more than half of its 100 per cent holding less than six months later, financial statements show. GFH Capital, a subsidiary of Bahraini Gulf Finance House GFHB.BH(GFHK.KW), offloaded a 10 per cent...
  • Cash crunch hits clubs below Premier League: Survey 13-08-2013 12:15 PM

    London: Clubs at lower levels in English football remain concerned about their finances despite record amounts of cash flowing to teams in the elite Premier League, a survey showed on Tuesday. Faced with the need to tighten their belts, clubs are willing to comply with curbs on losses or wages...
  • English FA wants technology to determine penalties 11-08-2013 04:48 PM

    London: Having successfully persuaded FIFA to introduce goal-line technology, the English Football Association now wants cameras to be allowed to settle other contentious situations in games. New FA chairman Greg Dyke says it is a "no-brainer" that referees should be permitted to defer to video replays for penalty and offside...
  • FIFA should consider moving 2022 World Cup: English FA 10-08-2013 09:05 AM

    London: The new head of the English Football Association on Friday called on FIFA to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar either to winter or to another country, adding to mounting criticism of the decision to give the tournament to the tiny desert nation. Qatar won the hosting rights...
  • Wolves chairman apologises after back-to-back relegations 05-05-2013 10:20 AM

    London: Wolverhampton Wanderers chairman Steve Morgan apologised to the fans on Saturday after the club was relegated to the third tier of English soccer for the first time since 1989. Wolves lost 2-0 at Brighton and Hove Albion to finish second from bottom of the Championship, twelve months after they...
  • Premier League set to adopt goal-line technology: FA 09-04-2013 03:04 PM

    London: English Football Association (FA) general secretary Alex Horne believes the Premier League will approve the introduction of goal-line technology from next season at a meeting this week. Horne told the BBC he thought the equipment was always an "ideal piece of technology to allow into the game" ahead of...
  • Steel tycoon falls for soccer, buys English club 22-12-2007 11:44 AM

    Mumbai: The relaid playing strip at the refurbished Wankhede Stadium, which is to host the World Cup final on April 2, on Saturday passed muster with the umpires following the first competitive tie played at the ground since May 2008. "The wicket behaved beautifully," remarked umpires Vilas Karhadhad and Vishwas...
  • Stem cells bring hope for footballers 28-08-2006 12:44 PM

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