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Tributes pour in for former Newcastle United chairman Freddy Shepherd

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Former Newcastle United chairman Freddy Shepherd has died.

Shepherd, 76, “sadly passed away peacefully at his home last night”, his family have announced in a statement.

A pivotal figure in Newcastle’s rise during the 1990s, he was chairman for 10 years from 1997.

Shepherd eventually sold his share of the club to Mike Ashley and recently, along with brother Bruce, was granted the freedom of the city of Newcastle.

Crystal Palace chairman urges unity as pressure grows on De Boer

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London (AFP) – Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has urged everyone at the club to “stick together” despite a dismal start to the Premier League season and increasing speculation about the future of manager Frank de Boer.

De Boer has overseen four defeats in as many games without scoring a single goal since taking over at Selhurst Park in the summer, the worst start in Premier League history.

Guardiola will ‘transform’ Man City: chairman

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London (AFP) New manager Pep Guardiola is an "incredible asset" who will "transform" Manchester City, the Premier League club's chairman said Monday.

Guardiola will arrive at Eastlands with a stellar reputation, having twice won the Champions League with Barceloma and seven titles in three years with Bayern Munich, whom the 45-year-old Spaniard left at the end of last season.

Guardiola will ‘transform’ Man City: chairman

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London (AFP) New manager Pep Guardiola is an "incredible asset" who will "transform" Manchester City, the Premier League club's chairman said Monday.

Guardiola will arrive at Eastlands with a stellar reputation, having twice won the Champions League with Barceloma and seven titles in three years with Bayern Munich, whom the 45-year-old Spaniard left at the end of last season.

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside dies aged 63

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Long-serving Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has died aged 63 after a short battle with cancer, the English second-tier club announced on Wednesday.

Gartside joined the Bolton board in 1988 and had served as chairman since 1999, overseeing the club's 11-year stint in the Premier League between 2001 and 2012, which included four successive top-eight finishes.

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside dies aged 63

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Long-serving Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has died aged 63 after a short battle with cancer, the English second-tier club announced on Wednesday.

Gartside joined the Bolton board in 1988 and had served as chairman since 1999, overseeing the club's 11-year stint in the Premier League between 2001 and 2012, which included four successive top-eight finishes.

Southampton Aiming For Champions League Qualification In Two Years

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Currently showing immense intent to pursue the aspirations of the motivated chairman, Southampton are continuing their journey to rise up the English soccer ladder.

Understandably, the Italian chairman was doubted when he decided to sack Nigel Adkins in January last season, following a run of just two league losses in 12 matches.

Arsenal are already looking at a replacement for Walcott

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Behind the scenes at Arsenal must be a place where a less than firm handshake could spell disaster. If Theo Walcott thought that he was involved in the sort of bargaining where you name a price double what you want and walk away offended when you know all along that you will accept much less. then he is in for a shock.

Man City win the bid for Denis Suarez

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MANCHESTER, England Manchester City have swooped to snatch Celta Vigo starlet Denis Suarez from under the noses of Barcelona. Celta's chairman Carlos Mourino has confirmed that the Spanish Under-17 midfielder will move to Eastlands for an initial fee of €1 million which could rise to €3m depending on appearance- and performance-related clauses in the [.

Spurs and LA Galaxy plan strategic alliance

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LONDON, England Premier League Tottenham Hotspur and David Beckham's Los Angeles Galaxy are planning closer ties that could lead to players crossing the Atlantic in both directions. Tim Leiweke, president of the American sports and entertainment giant AEG that owns the Galaxy and is bidding in partnership with Spurs to take over the London [.

Redknapp confirms Tottenham’s failed bid for Adam

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LIVERPOOL, England Harry Redknapp has confirmed Tottenham came agonisingly close to signing Charlie Adam from Blackpool. Adam has become one of the most talked about players in the Premier League, with Blackpool fending off a string of bids from Liverpool for the midfielder. Having stood firm in the face of bids from Liverpool, Blackpool [.

Babel fined £10,000 for Twitter post

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LIVERPOOL, England Liverpool forward Ryan Babel has been fined £10,000 ($15,800) and warned about his future conduct by the Football Association after admitting a charge of improper conduct relating to comments and images posted on Twitter concerning referee Howard Webb. Babel incurred the wrath of the governing body when tweeting a doctored photo of [.

Venky’s completes Blackburn Rovers takeover

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BLACKBURN, England Indian poultry giant Venky's have completed their 23 million pounds ($36.66 million) takoever of Blackburn Rovers, the Premier League club said on Friday. "We are very pleased to be passing on the Rovers to the Rao family," Paul Egerton-Vernon, chairman of Blackburn's trustees who completed the deal, said in a statement on the [.

Chelsea chairman Buck backing salary cap idea

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The issue of wage increases has been brought into the spotlight once again by the news that Wayne Rooney has signed a vastly-improved contract at Manchester United, having agitated for a move away from Old Trafford. It was Chelsea who famously stimulated the market following Roman Abramovich's arrival in 2003, a role now undertaken by Manchester [.

Football is not just football anymore, it’s a business

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Time is precious, or so the saying goes, yet as we all know there seems to be very little afforded in football these days.

You don't have to wait very long in any season now for owners to get nervous and take drastic measures and this is something which I think is really damaging the sport.

Burnley Have To Make The Right Choice

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So it's official then, Owen Coyle will be the new manager of Bolton Wanderers and Burnley now have to find the right man to replace him as they look to continue the good work this season has produced. It is crucial that the chairman, Barry Kilby, makes the right decision in who to appoint as Coyle's successor at Turf Moor.

Will Owen Coyle Take Over At Bolton Wanderers?

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Well it certainly sounds like Owen Coyle will be moving the 25 or so miles to Bolton Wanderers to replace the sacked Gary Megson. After being given permission to talk to the Trotters, Coyle looks set to become the manager of a club he served so well for two years between 1993 and 1995.

Coca Cola Championship Fizzles Out

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Now that the Coca Cola Championship has come to a halt (temporarily, at least, with the playoffs still to be played), us Premier League fans have three new teams to look forward to seeing next season. While only Wolves and Birmingham have locked up promotion spots for next season, within the next few weeks we'll know who out of Reading, Burnley, Sheffield United, and Preston North End will be playing top flight footbal come August.

Portsmouth Baton Down the Hatches

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Executive chairman Peter Storrie has defiantly insisted under-fire manager Tony Adams' short and turbulent stay at Fratton Park is not on the line. Storrie's declaration may sound like a predictable call to arms but the bare facts tell a different story. Since former Arsenal and England captain Adams was promoted from the shadow of Harry Redknapp 21 games ago, he has presided over just four wins in all competitions.

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FA chairman condemns ‘disrespectful’ England fans

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London (AFP) – The chairman of England’s governing Football Association has deplored the “inappropriate, disrespectful and disappointing” behaviour of some travelling fans in Germany on Wednesday.

Some England supporters in Dortmund for a friendly international against Germany could clearly be heard singing songs about World War I and II, with the chants loud enough to be picked up by television microphones.

FA chairman condemns ‘disrespectful’ England fans

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London (AFP) – The chairman of England’s governing Football Association has deplored the “inappropriate, disrespectful and disappointing” behaviour of some travelling fans in Germany on Wednesday.

Some England supporters in Dortmund for a friendly international against Germany could clearly be heard singing songs about World War I and II, with the chants loud enough to be picked up by television microphones.

FA chairman regrets ‘appalling’ failure over abuse coach

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London (AFP) The chairman of England's Football Association said Thursday the governing body's failure to respond after a youth coach's conviction for sexually abusing young players was "appalling".

Barry Bennell, who worked for Crewe Alexandra, Manchester City, Stoke City and several junior teams in northwest England, was given a four-year sentence for raping a British boy on a football tour of Florida in 1994 and a nine-year sentence for 23 offences against six boys in England in 1998.

FA chairman regrets ‘appalling’ failure over abuse coach

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London (AFP) The chairman of England's Football Association said Thursday the governing body's failure to respond after a youth coach's conviction for sexually abusing young players was "appalling".

Barry Bennell, who worked for Crewe Alexandra, Manchester City, Stoke City and several junior teams in northwest England, was given a four-year sentence for raping a British boy on a football tour of Florida in 1994 and a nine-year sentence for 23 offences against six boys in England in 1998.

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When A Chairman Isn’t A Chairman: Part Three Of The Riddler Trilogy

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If the Insolvency Service (IS) had wanted to really punish Preston North End "chairman of football" Peter Ridsdale for his recently-revealed derelictions of directorship duties, they would not have stopped at barring him from holding company directorships for seven-and-a-half-years. They would surely have barred him from any personal PR-activities.

Peter Ridsdale & The Question Of What Constitutes A “Chairman” Or “Director”

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We could argue, perhaps, that there is one set of rules for the well-to-do and another for the rest of us. Peter Ridsale, latterly of Leeds United, Barnsley, Cardiff City, Plymouth Argyle and currently at Preston North End, has been disqualified from acting as a company director for seven and a half years following an investigation carried out by Insolvency Service into the collapse of into the collapse of his company WH Sports Group Limited (WHSG), which provided sports and leisure consultancy services to football clubs from 2003 on.

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Frank Arnesen sporting director of Hamburger SV

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HAMBURG, Germany — Frank Arnesen will take over as sporting director of Bundesliga club Hamburger SV in the off-season, German media reported on Saturday. The 54-year-old Dane, last employed in the same capacity by Chelsea, will receive a three-year contract, Bild said. Hamburg's first choice, Matthias Sammer, the technical director of the German football association, [.

Airdrie United apologizes for Nazi photo

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EDINBURGH, Scotland A Scottish soccer club has apologized after a program from a weekend game featured a photo of Nazi soldiers on the front. In a note on the Airdrie United soccer team's website, chairman Jim Ballantyne said the wrong photograph was used for the program's front cover. The photo shows nurses handing out [.

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FA worry over GB Olympic pullout

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LONDON, England The Great Britain Olympic football team may be forced to withdraw from the 2012 London Olympics completely if the FA board cannot come to a solution to the problems of fielding a side. It has been widely expected that Great Britain would field a combined side for the first time in [.

Leyton Orient protesting against West Ham bid for Olympic Stadium

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LONDON, England — A football club based near London's Olympic Stadium has written to British Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to block West Ham's planned move into the venue after the 2012 games. West Ham has been named as the preferred bidder to take over the stadium, beating a rival bid from Tottenham.

Boro Allow Southgate Complacency

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Southgate's job is safe, so why try?

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Hicks cleared to launch claim, but only in UK

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LONDON, England Tom Hicks has won the right to launch a damages claim over the sale of Liverpool yet the Reds are delighted with the High Court's verdict. High Court judge Mr Justice Floyd ruled Hicks must bring any claims he has in the UK and is not able to pursue a lawsuit [...]

D.C. United’s new home could be in SW

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WASHINGTON, DC D.C. United going to Baltimore? Not if real estate firm Akridge can help it. The owners of the D.C. United soccer team have spent several years searching for a new soccer stadium deal, including sites in the District, Virginia and Maryland. In the early 2000s, then Mayor Anthony Williams sought to have [.

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Cantona on board with New York Cosmos

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NEW YORK, NY Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has made a shock return to football with the New York Cosmos. The Frenchman has joined as their director of soccer. "I am very honoured to join the legendary New York Cosmos. It's a big project, a wonderful project," Cantona told the Sun. "The Cosmos are [.

Antonio Cassano – The People’s Player

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Antonio Cassano has reinvented himself. Not only has he changed his physical approach by losing weight, he has changed his mental approach too, becoming not only more mature, but also a leader. He is now someone who visits hospitals and gives signed shirts to sick children. He is now someone who can carry a team on his back, provide assists for his teammates, and entertain the crowd.

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‘He Has My Total Support’ – Everton Majority Shareholder Gives Ronald Koeman What Sounds Suspiciously Like Dreaded Vote Of Confidence

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Everton's majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has spoken out in support of manager Ronald Koeman after a less-than-stellar run of results has left the Dutchman's expensively-assembled side just two rungs above the relegation zone.

The Toffees laboured to a 1-0 home defeat against Burnley on Sunday afternoon, their fourth defeat in seven league games so far this season.

Chairman Of Turkish Club Genclerbiligi Vows To Fine Any Player Caught Growing A Beard

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Something tells us Arda Turan will not be joiningGenclerbirligi any time soon

The chairmanof Turkish sideGenclerbirligi has vowed to rid his club of the current hipster beard scourge sweeping the globe by slapping any player caught sprouting excess facial hair with an on-the-spot fine.

QPR Finance Questions: Chairman Fernandes Assures...Flashbacks: Chairman Wright and Chairman Paladini...Norwich...Premier League Form & Table Year Ago

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Book Review: The Chairman’s Daughter

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The Chairman's Daughter by Ian Plenderleith 2012, £3.09 ASIN: B008K25IWA There are many good football books, but few good football novels. While baseball in particular has featured heavily in the world of American Letters, the national game in England and Scotland has been provided with little literary lore.

Luka Modric is Staying Put Insists Daniel Levy

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Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy has moved to assure Spurs fans that playmaker Luka Modric will not be leaving to join Chelsea. As reported by In The Stands on Wednesday, Modric and Levy had a private meeting behind closed doors, with the Croat keen to reaffirm his desire to quit White Hart Lane and join Chelsea.

Alan Pardew sacking removes stability from south coast

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Chairman goes from saint to sinner overnight On Tuesday, Southampton lost 3-0 at home in the Johnstone Paints Trophy. On Saturday they won 4-0 away at Bristol Rovers. Unless you have buried your head in lower league sand, you will be aware that in between these two matches, Alan Pardew has lost his job as manager, [.