Gillingham's U.S. takeover has brought real and rapid change - 'English clubs are special'
The UK government has restated its intention to introduce an independent regulator for English football “as soon as possible” following a seven-month consultation process with clubs and the football authorities. The renewed commitment is made clear in the consultation response published by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on Tuesday to its February white paper, “A Sustainable Future – Reforming Club Football Governance”. White papers are documents that set out proposals for future legislation and the road to this landmark intervention into the football industry started...
Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has won the 2022-23 Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) men’s Players’ Player of the Year award. Aston Villa forward Rachel Daly has been named winner of the PFA women’s Players’ Player of the Year. Haaland was beaten to the men’s Young Player of the Year award by Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka, while Chelsea forward Lauren James was named the women’s Young Player of the Year. Haaland broke the Premier League?goalscoring record for most goals in a single season during his debut campaign in England, scoring 36 times in 35...
Reading have been deducted one point with immediate effect — with a further three points suspended — for failing to pay their players. It is the third season in a row in which they have received a points deduction from the English Football League (EFL). Late payments relate to cases in October and November 2022, and April 2023. An independent disciplinary commission, which determined the club had breached EFL regulations, ordered the League One club’s owner, Dai Yongge, to deposit 125 per cent of the club’s monthly wage bill to avoid a further, suspended, three-point penalty. If...