Wrexham's double delight: Penalty win over Wigan and injured Mullin set to fly home from U.S.
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Sky Sports looks set to retain the broadcast rights for the English Football League (EFL) beyond 2024, dashing the hopes of streaming companies DAZN, TNT Sports and Viaplay. The British pay-TV giant has held the EFL’s live rights since 2002 but that relationship seemed to be on the ropes in recent months as the league said it was open to new ideas and partners. Last October, the league issued a request for proposals, telling potential bidders it was willing to make its entire inventory of 1,891 games a season available, which would mean scrapping the rule that blocks the domestic broadcast...
British politicians were told on Tuesday that the much-awaited overhaul of how English football’s finances are shared out is being held up by a dispute over parachute payments. Last month, the UK government published a white paper on reforming club football’s governance, with the main proposal being the creation of an independent regulator for the professional game. But the document, which outlines future legislation, also called on the English Football League, Football Association and Premier League to agree on a fairer distribution of the game’s broadcast income among themselves, or...
Loris Karius has a “magnificent chance to rewrite the story of his career” with Newcastle United in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final, admits Eddie Howe. Although the Newcastle head coach refused to confirm that Karius would start against Manchester United at Wembley, Howe revealed that he spoke with the German on Saturday night following Nick Pope’s dismissal against Liverpool. Karius and Mark Gillespie, the former Newcastle academy goalkeeper, are the only two shot-stoppers available to Howe, given Pope, the first choice, is suspended, and Martin Dubravka, the deputy, is...
Eddie Howe believes Nick Pope’s red card against Liverpool was a harsh decision, but is confident his other goalkeepers will be ready to step up and perform in the Carabao Cup final.? Pope, 30, was sent off in the 22nd minute after handling the ball outside his penalty area to deny Mohamed Salah a goalscoring opportunity. Martin Dubravka, who replaced Pope in goal against Liverpool, is cup-tied for next weekend’s final as he played for Manchester United in the Carabao Cup during his loan spell at the club earlier this season.? That leaves Howe needing to decide whether to select...
Newcastle United goalkeeper Nick Pope will miss the Carabao Cup final against Manchester United after he was shown a red card in the club’s Premier League match with Liverpool. Pope, 30, handled the ball outside his penalty area after sprinting forward off his line, denying Mohamed Salah a goalscoring opportunity. Newcastle’s back-up goalkeeper, Martin Dubravka, replaced Pope in the game against Liverpool. But Dubravka appeared for Manchester United in the Carabao Cup during his loan spell at Old Trafford earlier this season, meaning he is cup-tied for next weekend’s final. That leaves...