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Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive Gordon Taylor has raised the possibility that halves may be shorter than 45 minutes as discussions continue about the Premier League’s return. Photograph: PA

Shorter matches are being considered as part of plans to restart the football season, according to the chief executive of the Professional Footballers(...)

Saido Mane of Liverpool against Manchester United on January 19th. Liverpool have joined Newcastle, Tottenham, Norwich and Bournemouth in claiming 80% of non-playing staff wages from  a government scheme. Photograph: Getty Images

Premier League clubs anticipate having to start individual negotiations over wage reductions with their players after attempts to reach a collective p(...)

Premier League footballers have come under pressure from the UK goverment regarding wage cuts during the coronavirus crisis. Photograph: Paul Ellis/Getty/AFP

A political football is normally the cliche of choice when something that has nothing to do with football is booted back and forth between agencies at(...)

The fan who attacked Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish is escorted off the pitch at St Andrew’s. Photograph: PA

Birmingham City fan Paul Mitchell, who assaulted Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish during Sunday’s derby match, has been jailed for 14 weeks and banned from(...)

Gordon Taylor: formidable in defending the Professional Footballers’ Association. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty

The annual unveiling of the salary paid to Gordon Taylor has become a ritual of public bewilderment, a surfacing of dysfunctional relationships embedd(...)

Jeff Astle: was famed for his prowess at heading the ball and died of a degenerative brain disease traditionally associated with boxers. Photograph: A Jones/Express/Getty Images

A Glasgow-based research team will investigate whether former footballers are more likely to suffer from dementia later in life than the general publi(...)

Irish forward Kevin Doyle in the Euro 2012 championships: the player has been forced to retire from the game at 34 after repeated concussions. Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

The English Football Association and Professional Footballers’ Association are understood to be close to announcing the launch of a new study into a p(...)

 Eric Bristow has been sacked by Sky Sports after he tweeted comments about the football sexual abuse story. Photo: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

The former darts world champion Eric Bristow has been sacked by Sky Sports after he tweeted comments about the football sexual abuse story on Monday n(...)

Barry Bennell, the convicted paedophile at the centre of the scandal. Photograph: PA Wire

Leeds United and Blackpool are the latest football clubs to be engulfed by allegations of child sexual abuse within the sport, according to the chief(...)

Crewe director of football Dario Gradi has released a statement saying he knew nothing about junior scout Barry Bennell’s abuse of young footballers until his arrest in 1994. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Crewe director of football Dario Gradi has released a statement saying he knew nothing about Barry Bennell’s abuse of young footballers until the juni(...)

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