Government WILL provide cash bailout for National League clubs

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden is overseeing the Government bail-out to aid non-league clubs National League clubs will receive an emergency cash bail-out from the government to allow their season to start this weekend, at a cost to the taxpayer of upto £3m a month. The controversial £20m handout will mean the three leagues – the National … Read more Government WILL provide cash bailout for National League clubs

Government WILL provide cash bailout for National League clubs

We wrote to you in May this year setting out the financial crisis facing football clubs, and particularly those in the English Football League (EFL), because of the loss of match-day revenue resulting from the government’s policies to combat COVID-19. We also detailed a game plan that could be put in place to prevent this. … Read more Government WILL provide cash bailout for National League clubs

Premier League star ‘is gay but too scared to come out publicly’

Premier League star reveals he ‘is gay but too scared to come out publicly because the game has not moved on enough’ in anonymous letter to Justin Fashanu’s niece Player said that living a secret life was having ‘massive impact’ on mental health  He said it was ‘virtually impossible’ to have a relationship He is … Read more Premier League star ‘is gay but too scared to come out publicly’

Carlisle hosts 1,000 fans for first English Football League match since outbreak began

Football fans returned to stadiums for the first time in six months today as 1,000 supporters were allowed to watch Carlisle United play Southend. Today’s match, which ended 2-0, was the first of eight games across the Football League to welcome back crowds to sporting events.  Supporters in Carlisle were warned to be in no … Read more Carlisle hosts 1,000 fans for first English Football League match since outbreak began

Carlisle hosts 1,000 fans for first English Football League match since outbreak began

Football fans were marshalled into a brave new Covid-19 defying era today as the English Football League, tentatively, opened its doors for the first time during the pandemic. Just 1,000 supporters were allowed into the game between Carlisle United and Southend United and each were warned to be in no doubt that any un-social distancing … Read more Carlisle hosts 1,000 fans for first English Football League match since outbreak began

Jamie Redknapp and Freddie Flintoff get to work filming A League Of Their Own

They’re sportsmen, friends and co-stars of Sky series A League Of Their Own. So it was no surprise to see Jamie Redknapp and Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff kicking back outside the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, where they were filming their show on Friday, during which they bumped into Naga Munchetty. The BBC news host, 45, greeted the duo, … Read more Jamie Redknapp and Freddie Flintoff get to work filming A League Of Their Own

NFL fans express their anger at the ‘politicization’ of the league as teams kneel for anthem

Fans of the NFL have been expressing their dismay at how the NFL has become ‘politicized’ in the wake of recent Black Lives Matter protests.  Teams opening their seasons in empty stadiums on Sunday knelt, locked arms, raised fists in protest or stayed off the field entirely for the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ and the Black anthem … Read more NFL fans express their anger at the ‘politicization’ of the league as teams kneel for anthem

NFL fans express their anger at the ‘politicization’ of the league as teams kneel for anthem

Fans of the NFL have been expressing their dismay at how the NFL has become ‘politicized’ in the wake of recent Black Lives Matter protests.  Teams opening their seasons in empty stadiums on Sunday knelt, locked arms, raised fists in protest or stayed off the field entirely for the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ and the Black anthem … Read more NFL fans express their anger at the ‘politicization’ of the league as teams kneel for anthem

New hope for BBC as broadcaster ‘could be given more live Premier League games for 2020-21 season’

New hope for BBC as broadcaster ‘could be given more live Premier League games for 2020-21 season’ if decision is made to screen EVERY match until fans return to stadiums in meeting next week The BBC could be awarded more live Premier League matches for new season  All clubs will hold talks next week to … Read more New hope for BBC as broadcaster ‘could be given more live Premier League games for 2020-21 season’

New hope for BBC as broadcaster ‘could be given more live Premier League games for 2020-21 season’

New hope for BBC as broadcaster ‘could be given more live Premier League games for 2020-21 season’ if decision is made to screen every match until fans return to stadiums in meeting next week The BBC could be awarded more live Premier League matches for new season  All clubs will hold talks this week to … Read more New hope for BBC as broadcaster ‘could be given more live Premier League games for 2020-21 season’