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Bobby Madley was SACKED as Premier League referee for ‘mocking disabled man on Snapchat’

Bobby Madley was SACKED as Premier League referee for ‘mocking disabled man on Snapchat’

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SHOCK REPORT It is understood he posted an inappropriate message on social media, resulting in the PGMOL taking action Bobby Madley was SACKED as a Premier League referee, it has emerged. The 32-year-old was considered one of the best young officials in English football and mystery surrounded his shock departure earlier this month. Bobby Madley’s career as a Premier League referee ended at age 32 The Professional Game Match Officials (PGMOL) –  the body responsible for match officials in England – only issued a brief statement at the time. It read: “Bobby Madley is no longer employed by PGMOL. We understand that he has decided to relocate due to a change in his personal circumstan...
Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi signs new six-year deal with Premier League side

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi signs new six-year deal with Premier League side

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YES INDIDI The Nigeria international has been rewarded with a bumper deal just 18 months after arriving from Genk `Wildred Ndidi admitted he was ‘thrilled’ to have committed his long-term future to Leicester by signing a six-year deal. The 21-year-old received a five-and-a-half-year contract when he arrived from Genk in January last year, but his excellent form has convinced the Foxes to give him a deal until the summer of 2024. Ndidi in action against Wolves at the weekend A club statement said: “Leicester City Football Club is delighted to confirm that Wilfred Ndidi has signed a new contract, keeping him at King Power Stadium until June 2024. “In the 18 months since his arrival from Belgian side Genk, the 21-yea...
One thing we learned about every Premier League club’s tactics from their first game

One thing we learned about every Premier League club’s tactics from their first game

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ANALYSIS What has the opening weekend told us about every team's game plan? The first weekend of the 2018/19 Premier League season is done and in the record books. It wasn’t the most thrilling, with no real shocks but we’re already seeing how sides are developing their tactics for the new campaign. Premier League managers have shown us a glimpse of their tactics this season You can stand still in modern football with your opponents scouting almost continuously so they can find holes in your side’s game plans. But what are the most noticeable tactics for each Premier League team? With just one game gone it’s foolish to draw a full conclusion as the sample size is too small, but they may be giving us a clue about their p...
'Half of Premier League clubs could play in empty stadiums and still make money'

'Half of Premier League clubs could play in empty stadiums and still make money'

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Half of Premier League clubs could have played in empty stadiums and still made a pre-tax profit in the first season of the current broadcast deal, BBC research has found.In 2016-17, during which clubs benefited from a record £8.3bn in global TV revenue, matchday income contributed less than 20p in every £1 earned by 18 top-flight outfits.The number of clubs that would have recorded pre-tax profits even if matchday income was taken away rose from two in 2015-16 to 10 in 2016-17. Dr Rob Wilson, a sport finance specialist at Sheffield Hallam University, said the previous £3.018bn broadcast deal struck in 2012 signalled a permanent change to top-flight football as a business i...
Watch: Paul Pogba nets first goal of Premier League season, Manchester United beats Leicester City

Watch: Paul Pogba nets first goal of Premier League season, Manchester United beats Leicester City

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Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Paul Pogba scored the first goal of the Premier League season in Manchester United's 2-1 win against Leicester City Friday in Manchester, England. "I told the players we had very good periods, we had lots of glimpses of the football we wanted to play," United manager Jose Mourinho said, according to the team website. "Leicester were strong in a few periods of the game, but we coped with that as a team which is also an important thing. The team played as a team in these difficult moments." Pogba's tally came in the third minute of the Red Devils' victory. Daniel Amartey had a hand ball in the Leicester City box after an Alexis Sanchez shot deflected off of Wes Morgan. The French star stepped up to the penalty stripe and buried a shot into the upper right portion of the net...