Premier League introduces mandatory sexual consent training for all players

The Premier League has introduced mandatory sexual consent training for players and staff.   It comes after recent high-profile police action in England involving top-flight footballers.   Training sessions will address healthy, respectful relationships and include understanding harassment and consent.   “Today’s announcement is a long overdue and important first step in the right direction,” said End Violence Against Women…

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Premier League suspends broadcast deal with Russia

The Premier League has suspended its broadcast deal with Russia following the country’s invasion of neighbouring Ukraine. The move will take effect immediately, meaning Thursday’s four matches will not be shown in the country. The matter took only 15 minutes of a four-hour meeting of all 20 clubs in London on Tuesday to agree. The English top flight also says…

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Premier League agrees new Covid measures

Premier League players and club staff will need to take a lateral flow test every day. They want to get into training grounds under new measures agreed on Tuesday to combat the coronavirus Omicron variant. The action is aimed at stemming the rising number of positive Covid cases. The Premier League confirmed on Monday there had been a record 42…

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Ruben Dias named FWA footballer of year

Manchester City defender Ruben Dias has been named men’s footballer of the year by the Football Writers’ Association. Dias outcompeted team-mate Kevin De Bruyne and Tottenham striker Harry Kane to claim the honour. The 24-year-old Portugal international was signed by City for about £65m from Benfica last summer. He has helped the club win the Premier League and Carabao Cup. He also…

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Shearer, Henry installed into Premier League Hall of Fame

Former Premier League strikers Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry have become the first players to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Shearer is the Premier League’s record scorer, with 260 goals for Blackburn Rovers. He won the title with Blackburn Rovers in 1995 before playing for Newcastle United. Shearer was the first player to reach 100 Premier League goals.…

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Premier League, UEFA slams European super league plans

Premier League and UEFA have released a statement condemning the formation of a so-called European super league. They have been backed up by the FA, the Premier League, the Royal Spanish Football Federation, La Liga, the Italian Football Federation and Serie A. Reports emerged on Sunday suggesting five Premier League clubs had signed up for a new competition in Europe. This would…

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Marcelo Bielsa: We will not abandon our playing style

Despite losing 6-2 against Manchester United, Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa insists that his side will not change their playing style. The Whites were thrashed 6-2 by United at Old Trafford in an incredible game that saw 43 shots on goal. Scott McTominay delivered his most complete performance yet, scoring twice inside the opening three minutes. However, Marcelo Bielsa claims that…

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Why Bruno Fernandes is the best midfielder in EPL since his Arrival

Why Bruno Fernandes is the best midfielder in EPL since his Arrival

We bring you all you need to know why Bruno Fernandes is the best midfielder in the Premier League since his arrival… STATS THREAD Bruno Fernandes averages a G/A every 83 minutes since joining Manchester United. Bruno Fernandes among Premier League midfielders since his competition debut: Most goals scored (16) Joint most goals assisted (12)This guy… No midfielder has scored…

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Willian set to join Arsenal

Brazilian forward Willian has agreed to join Arsenal on a three-year, £100k-a-week deal according to reports. The 31-year-old player rejected Chelsea’s latest two-year contract extension offer demanding three years or no deal. The Blues have a long-standing policy of not offering players aged 30 or over any more than one-year extensions. The club believed they had compromised enough and played hardball with the…

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Brandon Williams signs contract extension at United

Manchester United teenage defender Brandon Williams has signed a new four-year contract with the Red Devils. The new deal will keep the Manchester United academy product at the club until 2024, with the option of a further year. The 19-year-old made his senior debut in last September’s EFL Cup tie against Rochdale. His first Premier League start came against Brighton…

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