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Owen Gibson

Sports News Correspondent — The Guardian

Guardian chief sports correspondent

West Ham’s new home faces tinderbox tie test with Chelsea supplying the fuse

theguardian.com — Rather earlier in the season than hoped for by some and feared by others, West Ham United's London Stadium home will face its sternest test on Wednesday when more than 5,000 Chelsea fans make the journey to Stratford.

Is the unthinkable happening - are people finally switching the football off?

theguardian.com — It has been one of the eternal questions of the Premier League era, echoing down the years as kits have got tighter and wage packets heavier. Will the bubble ever burst? Will the seemingly insatiable demand for the product ever level out?

FA’s Martin Glenn: ‘Why does the England shirt weigh so heavy?’

theguardian.com — Given recent events it would not be a surprise to turn up at Wembley and see the Football Association chief executive, Martin Glenn, slumped at his desk with his head in his hands. Around the time Sam Allardyce was sealing his demise over a pint of wine, Glenn had been preparing to unveil a new set of "strategic priorities".

FA aims to double number of women involved in football by end of the decade

theguardian.com — The Football Association has vowed to double the number of women playing and watching the game by the end of the decade, investing heavily to fuel an ambitious growth plan. Martin Glenn, the FA's chief executive, said the governing body had made the women's game its "prime candidate" for investment at a time when the FA would have more money than ever to put back into football.

Gary Lineker defends Twitter views as the Sun gives him red card

theguardian.com — It may be hard to recall now that he has the country's biggest-selling newspaper baying for his head over his views on immigration, but the only thing Gary Lineker used to be criticised for was failing to have an opinion.

British Cycling’s CEO Ian Drake set to leave his post in April

theguardian.com — Ian Drake is set to leave his position as British Cycling chief executive in April. Drake's association with the national governing body began in 1995 and he has been chief executive since 2009. But he quits after a year of highs and lows.

Uefa president open to Champions League final being held outside Europe

theguardian.com — The Champions League final could be contested outside Europe for the first time, new Uefa President Aleksander Ceferin said Thursday. Ceferin said he will revive an open bidding process for the right to host the climax to the European club season and is open to the game being staged in New York.

Messi hat-trick poops Pep's return to Barcelona - Football Weekly Extra

theguardian.com — Today's Football Weekly Extraaaa has on lead vocals with Owen Gibson , James Horncastle and Philippe Auclair doing the harmonies. We begin with the Champions League and an extremely unhappy homecoming for Pep Guardiola as his Manchester City side were walloped 4-0 by Barcelona.

GB victory parades: cycling questions and Fancy Bears leaks cast cloud

theguardian.com — It wasn't the traditional Manchester weather that threatened to rain on Team GB's parade on Monday but the bad vibes emanating from the structure in the east of the city that up to now has been championed as the symbol of all that is good about the great National Lottery-fuelled charge up the medal table.

Eddie Howe a fine leader but it may be too soon for England, says FA’s Clarke

theguardian.com — The Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke, has suggested it may be too soon for the highly rated Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe to be thrown into the "furnace" of the England job.
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Oct 25, 2016

@Cfcaway Ta. Pretty sure it still happened at other games last season e.g. Spurs. Stadium owners say they will segregate on Wed post match.

Oct 25, 2016

West Ham’s new home faces tinderbox tie test with Chelsea supplying the fuse | Owen Gibson  http://bit.ly/2dFvVAM 

Oct 24, 2016

RT @RobHarris: IAAF ethics board closes probe into alleged Qatar bribery in bidding for world athletics championships https://t.co/z1WmkcKsUe

Oct 24, 2016

Is the unthinkable happening – are people finally switching the football off? | Owen Gibson  http://bit.ly/2eBuE0H 

Oct 23, 2016

RT @footballitalia: According to @filippomricci , Jose Mourinho said: "Don't do that at 4-0. 1-0 ok, but 4-0 is humiliation." #CFCMUFC

Oct 23, 2016

RT @AndyMitten: Ticket for Chelsea away: £30. I paid £30 in 1994. Well done to those who campaigned for fairer priced tickets. https://t.co/f2WRSDhiOJ

Oct 23, 2016

RT @owen_g: FA aims to double number of women involved in football by end of the decade  http://bit.ly/2etlTIS 

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