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Lord Triesman backs call for World Cup boycott but believes some of England's tactics for 2018 bid were 'unwise'

dailymail.co.uk — Former FA chairman Lord Triesman backed a World Cup boycott call David Bernstein called for UEFA to lead it ahead of the 2018 World Cup Lord Triesman believes the FA's pursuit of votes could have been 'unwise' Former Football Association chairman Lord Triesman has backed calls for a World Cup boycott to force FIFA to introduce more reforms and admitted that some of England's tactics in pursuing votes for its 2018 bid were 'unwise'.

Dave Whelan: ‘Half-hearted’ apology leaves Wigan Athletic chairman in eye of racism storm

independent.co.uk — Whelan's comments about Jewish people, made in a newspaper interview in which he was defending his decision to hire the former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay, have reverberated throughout football and beyond. Mackay was hired despite being under investigation for allegedly sending racist, sexist and homophobic texts and Whelan responded to criticism by telling The Guardian: "I think Jewish people do chase money more than everybody else."

Dave Whelan comments leave Jewish body 'outraged' following Malky Mackay hiring

dailymail.co.uk — Main representative body of British Jews 'outraged' by Whelan comments Whelan set to face FA charge following controversial statement The Wigan chairman appointed Malky Mackay as manager this week The main representative body of British Jews has called Wigan chairman Dave Whelan's comments 'outrageous' and labelled his apology as 'half-hearted'.

FIFA member demanded cash for World Cup votes, claims ethics committee associate

dailymail.co.uk — Les Murray says a FIFA executive committee member asked for hard cash The unnamed individual wanted payment in return for World Cup 2018 and 2022 votes Sources say the member wanted the money to build a sports centre A FIFA executive committee member was reported to the world governing body's ethics committee after asking for 'hard cash' in return for votes during bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup - but no action was taken, it has been claimed.

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Fifa whistleblower claims she is 'living in fear' due to threats made against her children

independent.co.uk — Phaedra Almajid, who worked for the Qatar 2022 bid team before losing her job in 2010, claims she will live the rest of her life in fear after receiving threats against her and her children. She provided evidence of wrongdoing to Michael Garcia's independent inquiry into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.

FIFA chairman Sepp Blatter rejects FA demands to publish World Cup corruption report in full

standard.co.uk — Blatter has replied to a letter from Dyke, saying publishing the report would break FIFA's rules and Swiss law. Ethics investigator Michael Garcia has compiled a 430-page report into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, won by Russia and Qatar, but FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert has cleared the countries to host the tournaments.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter rejects Greg Dyke's calls to publish Garcia report over World Cup bidding

dailymail.co.uk — FA chairman Greg Dyke has demanded FIFA publish Garcia report FIFA president Sepp Blatter says football's world governing body will not publish the report into alleged corruption in World Cup bidding process Ethic investigator Michael Garcia compiled 430-page report into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, won by Russia and Qatar Blatter says publishing report would break FIFA's rules and Swiss law FIFA president Sepp Blatter has rejected FA chairman Greg Dyke's call to publish the Garcia report into allegations of corruption in World Cup bidding.

Manchester United transfer news: Ed Woodward says club unlikely to strengthen in January

independent.co.uk — Woodward told investors United had targets in mind but almost certainly for next summer - and that it was unlikely they would become available in the January transfer window. He was speaking after the club revealed figures showing income dropped by almost 10 per cent in the first quarter of their financial year due to the absence from the Champions League.

Manchester United's revenue falls by 10 per cent due to Champions League absence

standard.co.uk — Revenue for the three months ending September 30 was £88.7million, down £9.8million compared to £98.5million for the same period a year ago, a 9.9 per cent drop. The fall in income, shown in accounts published on Tuesday, could have been even greater but the cost of United's absence from European football has been partially compensated for by an increase in sponsorship money and a lower wage bill.

Manchester United see revenue drop 10 per cent after failing to qualify for the Champions League

independent.co.uk — Revenue for the three months ending September 30 was £88.7million, down £9.8million compared to £98.5million for the same period a year ago, a 9.9 per cent drop. The fall in income, shown in accounts published on Tuesday, could have been even greater but the cost of United's absence from European football has been partially compensated for by an increase in sponsorship money and a lower wage bill.
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Nov 21, 2014

Sports drink firm iPro Sport confirms it is severing ties with Wigan saying Mackay appointment "at odds with the company's business ethics".

Nov 21, 2014

@mattslaterbbc oh go on then seeing as nothing newsworthy has happened for ages

Nov 21, 2014

RT @SimonBird_: Turned down interview with a Newcastle player today because it was to promote Wonga. Using millionaires to push a payday lender is offensive

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