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Guardian chief sports correspondent

Greg Dyke’s homegrown plan faces opposition from Premier League clubs

theguardian.com — Greg Dyke's drive to increase the quota for the number of homegrown players in each top-flight squad has run into opposition from the Premier League, putting a serious question mark over its viability. The Football Association chairman, determined to improve first-team opportunities for young English players, this week proposed increasing the number of homegrown players in each squad from eight to 12.

Debbie Jevans left England in fine shape to hold a successful Rugby World Cup

theguardian.com — The chief executive of England Rugby 2015, the subsidiary that will deliver the Rugby World Cup later this year, hosted guests at a packed Twickenham as usual last Saturday amid the mayhem of England's breathless climax to the Six Nations.

Premier League living wage pledge must go further says campaign leader

theguardian.com — The director of the Living Wage campaign has welcomed a new commitment over full-time employees from the 20 Premier League clubs but urged them to extend the promise to all contracted staff.

Premier League promises £1 billion of Sky deal to clubs outside top flight

theguardian.com — The Premier League has moved to head off its critics by promising at least £1bn of its bumper £5bn domestic TV deal will be redistributed outside the top flight and committing all clubs to pay staff the living wage.

Premier League clubs collectively in profit for first time in 15 years

theguardian.com — Booming broadcasting and commercial revenues combined with the introduction of new cost control rules by Uefa and the Premier League have driven top-flight clubs to a combined pre-tax profit for the first time in 15 years, according to Deloitte.

FSF to protest outside Premier League meeting about ticket prices

theguardian.com — The Football Supporters' Federation will stage a demonstration outside Thursday's Premier League shareholders meeting, delivering an open letter making the case for cuts in ticket prices in light of its recent £5.1bn TV deal.

Greg Dyke tries to dampen speculation on Roy Hodgson’s England future

theguardian.com — The Football Association chairman, Greg Dyke, has attempted to draw a line under speculation about Roy Hodgson's future by saying it will not be discussed for at least another nine months.

Golden promises of London 2012’s legacy turn out to be idle boasts

theguardian.com — Ever get the feeling you've been cheated? Johnny Rotten's words as he departed the stage for the last time as a Sex Pistol seem strangely appropriate as we approach the 10th anniversary of Seb Coe's spine-tingling speech in Singapore that won the 2012 Olympic Games for London.

Next UK government must give sport a higher profile, say sport governing bodies

theguardian.com — The umbrella association for more than 320 sports governing bodies and over 8,000 sports clubs has challenged the next government to give sport a higher profile and delivered a "to do list" of key policy demands.

Michel Platini and Uefa set tone for challenge to Fifa’s Sepp Blatter

theguardian.com — For football's well-heeled international class of administrators, it is Congress season. That means expensive hotel lobbies, airless conference centres, endless protocol and more ageing men in expensive grey suits than the Harrods menswear department. Uefa's version in Vienna had an added frisson because Sepp Blatter, the much criticised and derided Fifa president who nevertheless is set on another four years in charge, entered the lion's den.
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Mar 27, 2015

Greg Dyke’s homegrown plan faces opposition from Premier League clubs bit.ly/1I1yczs

Mar 27, 2015

RT @tomwfootball: Hodgson says Raheem Sterling, Leighton Baines and James Milner to leave squad, with Ryan Bertrand coming in.

Mar 27, 2015

Welbeck has tweaked his knee and will miss the Italy game.

Mar 27, 2015

Lithuania coach Igoris Pankratjevas labels Harry Kane "a great sniper".

Mar 27, 2015

Sporadically convincing from England - and Kane is a great story - but hard to conclude too much against opposition of this quality.

Mar 27, 2015

RT @bbc5live: England 4-0 Lithuania Waddle 'Harry Kane scores. Michael Caine and Citizen Kane could have scored against these' pic.twitter.com/7u7t2S444F

Mar 27, 2015

RT @RichJolly: Harry Kane emulates England greats Francis Jeffers & David Nugent by scoring on his debut.

Mar 27, 2015

Couldn't make it up. Greg Dyke laughing his head off in the stands.

Mar 27, 2015

Something something about bittersweet juxtaposition of Kane and last year's great hope Ross Barkley coming on together.

Mar 27, 2015

Kane's introduction appears to be delayed by the fact the 4th official has broken his electronic board.

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