Chief Sports Reporter, Press Association, views entirely my own, gags probably stolen.

Neil Warnock charged by FA after criticising referee following Crystal Palace vs Chelsea — Warnock appeared to infer that referee Craig Pawson was using double standards by not booking John Terry yet cautioning a Palace player for a similar offence. The FA said in a statement: "It is alleged that Warnock's post-match comments constituted improper conduct in that they implied the match referee was motivated by bias; and/or brought the game into disrepute, in contravention of FA Rule E3[1]."

Uefa consider allowing only women and children into stadiums as punishment for racist behaviour — Some 200 to 300 people supporting CSKA were inside the stadium on Tuesday night but UEFA is satisfied the rules were followed. UEFA president Michel Platini will, however, put forward the 'women and children only' plan for discussion by European football's chiefs after a successful use of the scheme in Turkey in 2011, where Fenerbahce imposed the rule after a series of hooliganism incidents.

FA starts search to replace general secretary Alex Horne after he confirms January exit — Alex Horne will leave the Football Association in January 2015 Horne, 42, has been general secretary of the FA since 2010 Before that he was FA finance director and managing director at Wembley In 2008 he became chief operating officer at the FA and played a key role in the

Manchester City tell UEFA that wealthy owners should be allowed to invest heavily without breaking Financial Fair Play rules — Premier League champions have met with UEFA president Michel Platini to discuss FFP rules, insisting sustainable investment shouldn't be punished Man City and PSG were each fined £49million for breaching rules last term Debts of clubs including Man United and Real Madrid were also discussed Manchester City have told UEFA chiefs that wealthy benefactors should not be penalised under financial fair play rules for investing heavily in clubs.

Michael Garcia slams FIFA over culture of secrecy more 'appropriate for an intelligence agency' — Chief ethics investigator Michael Garcia has been reviewing the bidding process over the 2018 and 2002 World Cups Football's governing body rejected calls for his report to be published Garcia has called for greater transparency and likened the culture of secrecy at FIFA to an intelligence agency FIFA's chief ethics investigator Michael Garcia has criticised the culture of secrecy at the world governing body and called for greater transparency.

Champions League clubs will demand UEFA close FFP loophole for teams who failed to qualify for competition the previous year — Clubs who failed to qualify for Europe last season, including Liverpool and Monaco, did not need to submit their accounts to UEFA for scrutiny Champions League sides will demand this is changed next week UEFA holding a meeting in Nyon, Switzerland, where it will be discussed Meeting will decide if large debts should be included in financial fair play European clubs will next week demand UEFA close a loophole that allows some clubs to qualify for the Champions League without submitting accounts to comply with financial fair play (FFP) rules.

FIFA could face compensation issues for European clubs over Qatar 2022 World Cup — Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says clubs must not bear cost of Qatar 2022 The World Cup may have to be played in winter because of the climate But that is likely to financially affect European clubs Bayern Munich chairman says FIFA must be prepared to deal with that 2022 Winter Olympics could be moved to accommodate World Cup European clubs will demand cash compensation if the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is moved to the winter.

Former Manchester United chief David Gill reveals plan to stand for Britain's FIFA vice-presidency next year — David Gill will run for Britain's FIFA vice-presidency in 2015 The former Manchester United chief executive had originally planned not to stand for the position He is likely to face competition from Scottish FA president Campbell Ogilvie and Welsh FA president Trefor Lloyd Hughes Rio Ferdinand and Graeme Le Saux had been considered as candidates by the FA Football Association vice-chairman David Gill has declared he will stand for Britain's FIFA vice-presidency next year following a change of heart.

Sebastian Coe rules out a British men's football team at the Rio 2016 Olympics — British Olympic Association chairman Lord Coe says a men's football team in Rio is ' unlikely ' There could be a women's team but discussions are ongoing Britain fielded men's and women's football teams at London 2012 Sebastian Coe has written off the chance a British men's football team playing at the Rio 2016 Olympics but has raised the possibility of a women's team doing so again.

CSKA Moscow vs Manchester City: Match will be played behind closed doors — UEFA has also banned CSKA from selling tickets to supporters for the return fixture again City at the Etihad Stadium on November 5 and fined the club 200,000 euros. It follows the fans' conduct in the Russian side's Champions League defeat by Roma, which led to CSKA being charged with racist behaviour by UEFA for the third time in a year.
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Oct 23, 2014

No right foot that Lamela. Like the way Ben Davies puts hands on head in sheer awe via @vine

Oct 23, 2014

@tariqpanja you got it in one... brainchild of the 16-year-old Jordanian prince

Oct 23, 2014

@Chrisdavies1966 Platini says he was on the FIFA task force looking at rule changes at the time

Oct 23, 2014

RT @SimonPeach: Erik Lamela scores a rabona from outside the box. Ludicrous strike. WOW.

Oct 23, 2014

In latest FIFA Weekly Blatter is claiming credit for banning backpasses to the keeper. In 2010 Platini claimed it was his idea. FIGHT!

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