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Lawyer Comparing Ched Evans To Guildford Four Hasn't Gone Down Well

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Sport

Convicted rapist Ched Evans has been compared to the Guildford Four - a group who spent more than a decade in prison for a crime they didn't commit. ...

Football Culture Trivialises Sexual Violence

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

It is far too easy to become desensitised to the pain and suffering caused by men like Chedwyn Evans, as their victims are not the ones we see on the football pitch every week. If a positive attitude towards gender equality is ever to be achieved, it is imperative that bodies like the FA impose tougher penalties on those who commit such serious offences.

Where Are the Asian Football Stars?

Jordan Jarrett-Bryan | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Sport
Jordan Jarrett-Bryan

The statistics are worrying at best. Of the 4,500 players in the Football League (that includes scholars and academy players), only four are of South Asian decent. And in the richest league in the world, the Premier League, there are only three; Neil Taylor at Swansea and brothers Adil and Samir Nab at West Brom.

To Win the World Cup You Need a Business Plan and England Doesn't Have One!

Charlie Mullins | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Sport
Charlie Mullins

It's a radical idea I know, but how about next time we send the England football team to a tournament we try to win? And by that I mean why don't we treat our national sport like a business, and give ourselves half a chance of realising our undoubted potential?

Could Managing Expectations Be an Own Goal for England?

Gavin Megaw | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK
Gavin Megaw

Business can learn a lot from politics - and sport - in terms of managing public expectations. Companies are getting smarter at this game - down playing expectations in the business pages in advance of difficult results. But too often company leaders fail to control the narrative by overstating their ambition in the first place. Corporate Britain is littered with the bodies of business leaders who promised big and delivered small.

'The FA Don't Care' - Astle's Widow Hits Out Over Sport's Concussion Row

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Sport

Jeff Astle's widow claims the Football Association "don't care" about examining footballers' head injuries. Astle, who is best remembered for scori...

Not Every 'Scandal' Should Lead to Resignation

Gavin Megaw | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Sport
Gavin Megaw

This is undoubtedly a headache to the Premier League, for club owners, and those who sit around the table once a fortnight. But they should think about what they are risking if they let Scudamore go. He has performed miracles at the Premier League, while continuing to support the rest of the game. To lose him from football would be a real scandal.

Why Greg Dyke's Second Team Brainwave Is A Second Rate Idea

Tony Jimenez | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

The big boss has been quoted as complaining that the English game is too conservative, and requires a radical approach in order to shake it up - and, in some ways, he should be applauded for adopting such a brave attitude. But, having studied the details of his proposal, I really believe that he is backing the wrong horse in this case.

FA Won't Take Action Against Scudamore Over Sexist Remarks

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Sport

The pressure on Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore over sexist emails has intensified after Football Association chairman Greg Dyke desc...

FA Commission's B League Proposal Criticised By Supporters And Clubs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Sport

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke unveiled a raft of proposals from his England commission report at Wembley on Thursday, but is bound to face s...

Is Grassroots Football Heading for a Crisis?

Alex Jones | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Sport
Alex Jones

Last month's announcement that the Football Association is going to lose a significant amount of investment - £1.6m of public funding - is the latest wake-up call for amateur football. Sport England is responsible for distributing public money to increase sports participation, and its decision to reduce funding for football is as a result of a sharp decline in the number of people playing the sport.

Jim Murphy Urges FIFA To Put Pressure On Qatar Over Working Conditions

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Sport

Fifa and the national football associations of the UK should put pressure on Qatar to improve the "sub-human" working conditions of thousands of migra...

Hillsborough To Be Commemorated 25 Years On

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Sport

English football will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster by delaying kick off in all Premier League, Football League, Footb...

Tens Of Thousands Bid Farewell To 'Preston Plumber' Finney (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Sport

Tens of thousands of people are expected to turn out for the civic funeral of Sir Tom Finney in Preston. Six Players Moyes Needs To Turn United Int...

Nicolas Anelka Charged By FA Over Quenelle Gesture

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

The Football Association has charged West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka following his "quenelle" gesture in the match against West Ham last month. If...

Time to Hit the January Sales?

Tony Jimenez | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

The January sales are a long-standing British tradition - and football clubs across the country will have their shopping trolleys at the ready, as they enter the second half of their respective campaigns.

Anelka Told Not To Repeat 'Quenelle' Gesture By West Brom

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Sport

Nicolas Anelka has been told not to repeat his controversial quenelle gesture by West Brom. Anelka is accused of making an anti-Semitic statement w...

Some Legacy - Football 'Less Popular' Than Swimming And Cycling

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Sport

The London 2012 legacy is struggling to "inspire a generation", after it emerged the number of 16 to 25-year-olds playing sport has gone down since th...

Is English Football's Anti-Flare Campaign Another Scaremongering Tactic?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Sport

English football's governing bodies are launching a campaign to warn of the dangers of fans letting off flares and smoke bombs after it was revealed c...

Peter Tatchell: 'FA Not Supporting Gay Footballers'

Joe Sandler Clarke | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Sandler Clarke

Peter Tatchell has said the Football Association is not supporting gay players, accusing those at the top of the organisation of "shirking their responsibility" to tackle homophobia in the game.

Football Association Traces Living Descendants Of Game's Founding Fathers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Sport

The Football Association has traced the living descendants of the eight "Founding Fathers" who created the sport 150 years ago. Relatives have been...

Roy Hodgson Furious Over Andros Townsend 'Monkey' Furore

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Sport

England manager Roy Hodgson is furious his side's achievement in reaching the World Cup has been overshadowed by the Andros Townsend "monkey" furore. ...

Paul Ince, Blackpool Boss, Threatened To 'Knock Out' Official

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Sport

Blackpool manager Paul Ince received a five-match stadium ban for "violently shoving" a fourth official in an expletive-laden rant and threatened to "...

England To Face Germany In November Friendly

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Sport

England look set to face Germany in a friendly next month as part of their World Cup preparations. The Football Association (FA) had been planning ...

Carrick's 30 England Caps In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Sport

Michael Carrick is set to partner Steven Gerrard in the England midfield for their final World Cup qualifier against Poland. Frank Lampard, who end...