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‘Rooney Rule’: Clubs using policy ‘loophole’ – Troy Townsend from Kick It Out

‘Rooney Rule’: Clubs using policy ‘loophole’ – Troy Townsend from Kick It Out

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Some clubs are using a "loophole" in a regulation aimed at increasing the number of black managers in football, says Troy Townsend from anti-discrimination charity Kick It Out.The English Football League (EFL) has a policy - informally known as the 'Rooney Rule' - that clubs must interview at least one black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidate for a managerial vacancy.But that is not necessary if they do not have a shortlisting process and interview only one candidate. "I'm not saying clubs are not following a process but they aren't nailed on to a process because there is a little bit of a loophole there," said Townsend."You aren't going to be held accountable. It's like dipping your...
Man City 2-3 Crystal Palace: Andros Townsend scores stunning goal in victory

Man City 2-3 Crystal Palace: Andros Townsend scores stunning goal in victory

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Crystal Palace had what manager Roy Hodgson described as "one of those bonanza days" as they stunned Manchester City to leave Liverpool four points clear at the top of the Premier League.Andros Townsend smashed home a sublime 30-yard volley to help Palace cause the biggest shock of the campaign to date by claiming their first win at City for exactly 28 years and end the defending champions' 100% home record in the top flight this season."You get your work-rate as it should be, you get your shape and discipline as it should be, then you also score goals," said former England boss Hodgson. "To score three goals away from home against a team of this quality says a lot... and makes you wonder whe...