Football Association accused of failing young referees as lessons not learned from Max Ormesher case

14 Jan

The Football Association has been accused of failing young referees after a 14-year-old match official was asked to give evidence about touchline abuse in the presence of the coaches he was accusing. Ramsey Travers’ case is nearly identical to that of Max Ormesher, highlighted by talkSPORT nearly two years ago. It has prompted his mother, […]

Oli McBurnie ‘reminded of his responsibilities’ by FA making ‘obscene gesture’ to Cardiff fans in South Wales derby

13 Jan

Oli McBurnie has escaped punishment for appearing to make an ‘obscene gesture’ towards Cardiff fans in Sunday’s south Wales derby. The 23-year-old was supporting his former club Swansea in the away end as both sides played out a goalless draw. The Football Association investigated claims McBurnie made an ‘obscene gesture’ and have decided against reprimanding […]

FA aims to eradicate marginal VAR offside decisions with more controversy following Sadio Mane’s disallowed effort

12 Dec

The Football Association is aiming to lead a challenge to overhaul the use of VAR following its controversial introduction to the Premier League. The FA and other British football associations will be part of a bid by UEFA to change the rules relating to marginal offside decisions, having seen many players affected by the ‘offside […]

Mark Sampson: Former England Women coach charged by FA over racist remark made while Stevenage caretaker manager

20 Nov

Mark Sampson, the former England Women head coach, has been charged by the Football Association with making a racist remark. The Stevenage caretaker manager is alleged to have made the remark to a coach who used to work with the League Two club earlier this season. It was alleged that the remark was aimed at […]

Tottenham star Heung-min Son can play next Premier League match as red card following Andre Gomes horror injury gets overturned

5 Nov

Heung-min Son’s red card at Everton has been rescinded, the Football Association has announced. The forward was sent off for a challenge which led to Everton midfielder Andre Gomes suffering a broken and dislocated ankle during a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park on Sunday. However, Spurs appealed against referee Martin Atkinson’s decision and the FA […]

Liverpool contacted by Football Association for answers about Man City ‘Spygate’ revelations

31 Oct

Liverpool have been asked by the Football Association for their response to the ‘Spygate’ revelations regarding their payment of £1million to Manchester City. The settlement was agreed in 2013 after a complaint from the Citizens’ claiming their scouting system had been unlawfully accessed by former Liverpool club employees. According to the legal settlement, Michael Edwards, […]

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson hit with misconduct charge by Football Association

24 Oct

Lee Johnson has been served with a misconduct charge by the Football Association. The Bristol City boss allegedly used abusive language towards a match official following his side’s 3-0 defeat to Luton in the Championship last weekend. An FA spokesperson said: “Bristol City manager Lee Johnson has been charged with being in breach of FA […]

Football Association and Professional Footballers’ Association study says ex-players are three-and-a-half times more likely to die of dementia

21 Oct

A new study claims former footballers are approximately three and a half times more likely to die from neurodegenerative disease than the general population. The report, which was released on Monday and was commissioned by the Football Association and Professional Footballers’ Association, assessed the medical records of 7,676 men who played football professionally in Scotland […]