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Premier League clubs keep eye on rivals to ensure rules are followed

Premier League caught up in SPYING saga with top flight clubs keeping an eye on each other to ensure training ground rules aren’t being flouted Premier League clubs are now spying on each other to ensure rules are followed  There are suspicions some are stretching protocols around training sessions  The top flight dispatched snoop squads to ensure restrictions are adhered to  Some managers have instructed staff to carry out checks

Championship clubs will only pay a rebate worth £7m after Sky deal

EFL’s Sky bonus! Championship clubs will only pay a rebate worth £7million in new deal with broadcaster who are granted an additional 10 live games The EFL are set to put the agreement to the Championship clubs on Wednesday It will include details of the TV coverage and associated costs after June 20 The EFL have protected the vast majority of a contract worth £119m per year The EFL have

Clubs foot the bill for family of players and staff who got virus

Premier League clubs foot the £300 bill for family members of players and staff who test positive for coronavirus… as they aim to give their stars peace of mind Several Premier League clubs are footing the bill for coronavirus test kits  Players who contracted Covid-19 will also get their families tested for the virus Clubs have told players they’ll finance all relevant Covid-19 tests for loved ones During four rounds

Doncaster urges clubs to respect result of a power struggle

‘I hope that everyone respects the decision and we can move forward together’: SPFL chief Neil Doncaster urges Rangers and Hearts to accept the result of a bitter power struggle Rangers wanted independent probe into league’s plan to end season early But the resolution ended in a resounding defeat at an EGM on Tuesday Rangers, Hearts and Partick Thistle will now consider their legal options Neil Doncaster has urged Rangers

AFL puts clubs first in debt crisis

The AFL has made it easier for clubs to overcome their financial crises by allowing them to repay other creditors before repaying the millions they borrow from the league. In what is an important concession to the clubs that already carry major debts, such as St Kilda and the Brisbane Lions, the AFL has protected those that borrow from the league. In effect, the AFL has placed the league –

DANNY MURPHY: Clubs using government money is grotesque

DANNY MURPHY: Clubs using government money is grotesque… Liverpool’s decision runs against the togetherness the club has always been renowned for since Hillsborough The indefinite suspension of football has shown the good and bad in the industry Footballers have stepped up to help financially support the NHS and charities  But Newcastle, Tottenham and Liverpool using government money is a negative  The measure wasn’t introduced for clubs capable of looking after

English Premiership clubs seek state help to bail them out

Premiership clubs seek state help to bail them out as coronavirus casts dark financial shadow over rugby English Premiership clubs are asking for help to protect them from financial ruin   Clubs have taken the option of furloughing players – having already cut wages  Sale Sharks, Wasps and Gloucester have all opted to furlough their playing staff  Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor? English Premiership clubs

Premier League clubs revise plans to rip up pitches this summer

Premier League clubs revise plans to rip up pitches this summer as uncertainty over football’s future grows due to the coronavirus crisis A number of Premier League clubs have revised plans to rip up their pitches Clubs are concerned regarding the uncertainty over the gap between seasons The situation has raised worries over how the pitches will hold up next season  The coronavirus pandemic has truly decimated the football calendar 

NRL clubs look to English Premier League for post-coronavirus shake-up

NRL clubs are agitating for a major overhaul of the way rugby league in Australia is structured when the game emerges from the coronavirus crisis, using the English Premier League as a template for a new landscape in which they would have much more power. The clubs will be briefed on Monday morning by the NRL following a meeting of the ARL Commission, with pay cuts for players and executives

AFL clubs hope to have membership options within a fortnight

AFL clubs hope to be able to give their members a range of options to consider in the next fortnight as they scramble to make suitable arrangements for supporters in an interrupted season. Club CEOs including Carlton's Cain Liddle and Richmond's Brendon Gale have been working together to create a uniform position across the 18 clubs with the clubs agreeing early in the piece that it would be not help