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Injuries Could Force Chelsea Manager Mourinho To Rest Starters Sunday At Liverpool

04 / 24 / 14

EPL Chelsea Manager José Mourinho "threatened to protect Chelsea’s chances of reaching the Champions League final" by fielding a reserve team at Anfield on Sunday "in a dramatic move" that could all but hand Liverpool the Premier League title, according to Matt Hughes of the LONDON TIME...

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04/18/13
EPL's Relegated Clubs To Receive $92M

Football clubs relegated from the EPL will receive in excess of £60M ($92M) "over a four-year period from next season," according to the BBC. The EPL has agreed to new parachute payment arrangements, "although it is yet to confirm the exact figure." Clubs relegated to ...

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04/18/13
SFL Clubs Make Date For Crunch Talks

Anxious Scottish First Division football clubs will meet next week to hatch a “phoenix plan” in a bid "to salvage the reconstruction of Scottish football from the embers of meltdown Monday," according to Keith Jackson of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Scottish Football League CEO David Longm ...

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04/18/13
Bayern Munich Boss Demands Fair Play

FC Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeneß has demanded that UEFA enforces its Financial Fair Play rules, particularly with clubs in Spain, France and the U.K., according to Carlos M. Sánchez of EL CONFIDENCIAL. Hoeneß called the situation "intolerable" and said "UEFA should intervene. ...

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04/18/13
Valencia FC's Fundacio VCF Boss Resigns

After just two weeks in charge, President Federico Varona has resigned from Fundacio VCF, Valencia FC's majority shareholding group, according to FOOTBALL ESPAÑA. Varona was brought in "to head the group’s city council-requested change in management," in the wake of the club having defa ...

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04/18/13
Football Notes

Brasileiro Fluminense President Peter Siemsen said that the club is "looking to buy a team in the U.S." Siemsen: "Our goal is to find a soccer team in the U.S. and bring Fluminense's name, jersey, brand, and excellence in soccer management" ( INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 4/17 ). ... Negotiations "are ...

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04/17/13
Late FA Cup Kickoff Riles Fans

Tens of thousands of fans "face the prospect of major travel difficulties" after the FA ignored advice from rail operators and announced that next month’s FA Cup Final between Man City and Wigan Athletic would kick off at 5:15pm, according to Ebner & Munnery of the LONDON TIMES. The govern ...

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04/17/13
FIFA: Agent Fees On The Rise

FIFA research published on Tuesday showed that football agents "took a bigger cut" from int'l player transfers in '12, even as trading in the billion-dollar market fell by $290M, according to Graham Dunbar of the AP. Player representatives took $163M in fees from clubs, at 28% average commission, "a ...

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04/17/13
Fans Brawl While In Line For Tickets

Fans of Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund "engaged in fights while standing in queue for Champions League semifinal tickets at several locations," according to BILD.  Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke "has admitted mistakes in the way the club handled the ticket sales." He said, "We und ...

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04/17/13
Football Notes

Russian clubs FK Krasnodar and Krylya Sovietov Samara "have threatened legal action against several media outlets after being accused of fixing a league match between the two sides" over the weekend. Several Internet sites reported that Saturday's game in Krasnodar "was fixed after Samara, fighting ...

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04/16/13
Millwall Deflects Blame For Fan Violence

League Championship club Millwall defended its ticketing policy for the FA Cup semifinal with Wigan "after violence overshadowed the match at London's Wembley stadium," according to Giuseppe Muro of the London EVENING STANDARD. The decision to allow tickets for Saturday’s game to go on general ...

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