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Premier League Opening Fixtures

The 2019-20 Premier League season will start with Champions League winners Liverpool hosting promoted Norwich City on Friday, 9 August.

Champions Manchester City will open the defence of their title the following day with a trip to West Ham. read more…

PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor to step down

Professional Footballers’ Association set for complete revamp with chairman Ben Purkiss also departing

Gordon Taylor has confirmed he will leave his role as chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association after 38 years.

Taylor, 74, has headed up the players’ union since 1981 after taking over from former secretary Cliff Lloyd.

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Football Rule Changes

The major rule changes that will impact English football next season from handballs and penalties to goal celebrations, there are some major changes coming into effect ahead of the 2019-20 campaign

Several rule changes will be introduced in football next season which will affect all English clubs. The International FA Board (IAFB) have introduced a number of changes for the 2019-20 season including clarifying handball regulations and changes to goal kicks, free kicks and goal celebrations. All the changes will come into force on 1 June 2019 and these are the main points.

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Premier League urges fans to report racism at games

The Premier League fear the two recent racism rows that have rocked English football are damaging their global brand.

The league says in a message on its Twitter account that support for a team should “never include excessive aggression or discrimination toward the opposition.”

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Raheem Sterling: British newspapers ‘fuel racism’ in football

Football star Raheem Sterling has accused British newspapers of helping to “fuel racism” in their portrayal of young black players, the day after he was subjected to alleged racist abuse in the Premier League.

Sterling said he “expects no better” following the incident during Manchester City’s 2-0 defeat by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

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Eric Nixon Joins The Football Group

Eric Nixon the former Manchester City and Tranmere Rovers player has left his position as goalkeeping coach with the Prenton Park club.

Nixon, who made over 600 League appearances said, “It has been a joy to have been a part of Tranmere’s rise in recent years, with obviously the return to the Football League is the highlight. I would like to wish Mark Palios, Micky Mellon and the clubs management, players and its supporters all the best in the future.”

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HM Revenue & Customs investigates players, clubs & agents over tax

 The tax payments of 171 players, 44 clubs and 31 agents are being investigated by HM Revenue & Customs.

HMRC has recovered £332m of extra tax from professional football since 2015-16.

The figures are a rise from September 2017, when HMRC was reportedly investigating the tax affairs of 90 players, 38 clubs and 13 agents.

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Is the fax machine still used in football?

FORGET the digital world of 4G, iPads, robots, and drones.

Because many football clubs still use a Window to the past when it matters most – on transfer deadline day.

Fax machines ruled the workplace before the internet age, and they still reign for at least ONE day of the year in many football offices, up and down the divisions, far and wide in Europe, when the rush is on to sign players.

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FIFA to set up $25-billion Club World Cup, global league plan

FIFA is forcing the pace on talks over a $25 billion offer to revamp the Club World Cup and create a global national team competition.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino is seeking an urgent meeting in the next week with leaders of the six continental governing bodies, following his hosting of invited officials from some of Europe’s top clubs. That session was held last Friday, the world soccer body said.

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