MARTIN SAMUEL: The downfall of Project Big Carve-up came as angry rivals turned on the Big Two

It was Everton who were the first to mention the T word. Trust. There wasn’t a lot of it in the room, as the authors of Project Big Carve-up faced their fellow Premier League shareholders. By the afternoon, a letter had been drafted suggesting a united front, with all 20 clubs as signatories. The project … Read more

Premier League clubs reject Project Big Picture plans in meeting

PREMIER LEAGUE STATEMENT IN FULL:  All 20 Premier League clubs today unanimously agreed that “Project Big Picture” will not be endorsed or pursued by the Premier League, or The FA. Further, Premier League Shareholders agreed to work together as a 20-club collective on a strategic plan for the future structures and financing of English football, … Read more

Piers Morgan leads football fan fury after hundreds attended events at the London Palladium

Piers Morgan and Gary Lineker have accused the government of hypocrisy after hundreds of people were allowed to attend performances at a London theatre – despite football fans still being banned from stadiums. The London Palladium held two performances of musical Songs for a New World on Sunday, while the same venue also hosted an … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo watches Portugal team-mates from balcony after testing positive for coronavirus

Cristiano Ronaldo in high spirits despite positive Covid test as he gives the thumbs-up while watching Portugal team-mates train from his balcony in Lisbon camp Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday afternoon  The 35-year-old is asymptomatic and is self-isolating at Portugal’s team base The Portugal captain will miss the Nations League game against … Read more

£150m bailout REJECTED by the EFL as Premier League’s loan offer is derided as ‘gun to the head’

The EFL have rejected the Premier League’s £150million rescue package because they do not accept the conditions attached to what is primarily a loan. The offer of financial help, which was ordered by the Government to get football through the pandemic, is not a part of the Project Big Picture plan which has rocked the … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus days after playing for Portugal vs Spain and France

BREAKING NEWS: Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus days after playing for Portugal against Spain and France and just HOURS after posing for a photo with his teammates at dinner Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for Covid-19 He is asymptomatic and immediately left the Portugal national team to isolate Juventus superstar … Read more

Liverpool and Manchester United remain determined to go ahead with ‘Project Big Picture’

Liverpool and Manchester United remain determined to bring about a radical restructure that would reduce the size of the Premier League despite fierce opposition from the top flight’s executive, many of its clubs and the Government. On another dramatic day, Boris Johnson added his voice to the condemnation of Project Big Picture, the FA indicated … Read more

England beat world No 1-ranked Belgium to go top of Nations League group

Mason Mount’s shot clipped Toby Alderweireld and looped over Simon Mignolet, powerless as he watched it arc into goal. That’s how it goes sometimes. Not your day. Belgium were unbeaten for 13 games across two years coming to Wembley.  They shouldn’t have lost either. But they got bogged down after half-time and England took advantage. … Read more

England v Belgium, UEFA Nations League LIVE: Hosts face Kevin De Bruyne and Co

LIVE NATIONS LEAGUE: England v Belgium… Marcus Rashford penalty fires Three Lions level after Romelu Lukaku had given visitors the lead with a spot-kick of his own England will ring the changes as they take on Belgium at Wembley on Sunday Gareth Southgate’s side ran out comfortable winners in a friendly with Wales Belgium are … Read more

Fan fury could force U-turn on £14.95 pay-per-view price for non-televised matches

Fan fury could force U-turn by the Premier League on their £14.95 pay-per-view price for non-televised matches next week The live games don’t form part of current Sky or BT subscription packages  Each game will cost £14.95 to view with service launching on October 17  Manchester United’s trip to Newcastle among the first games screened … Read more