Coronavirus: Sadiq Khan criticises Premier League footballers for not taking wage reductions

London mayor Sadiq Khan has called on Premier League footballers to take pay-cuts as soon as possible as they have “the greatest shoulders to carry the greatest burden”, following news that Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City have all placed staff on furlough. Clubs have faced a fierce backlash over plans to utilise the […]

PFA in talks as pressure grows on players to take pay cuts amid coronavirus pandemic

On Tuesday afternoon, by the time Daniel Levy had announced that 550 of Tottenham’s non-playing staff would be taking 20% wage cuts, neither players nor their agents had yet heard anything about similar proposals for them. This was the case right across the top division, although the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) spent Tuesday in discussions […]

Nicaraguan football, Taiwanese basketball and the sport that still went ahead despite coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus continues to halt sport, but a handful of events are still taking place around the world. Football The Belarusian Premier League continued on Sunday, with Isloch Minsk making it two wins from their two matches so far with a 1-0 victory over Smolevichi. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not […]

Premier League’s all-time record scorer Alan Shearer explains why Sergio Aguero is better than Thierry Henry

Alan Shearer has explained his decision to select Sergio Aguero instead of Thierry Henry in his list of the ten greatest goal-scorers in Premier League history. With 260 Premier League goals, Shearer is the highest scorer ever in the competition, while Manchester City’s Aguero is in fourth place with 180 and ex-Arsenal striker Henry is in sixth […]

Inside match fixing scandal that involved Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal

It was a scandal that rocked English football a century ago. Manchester United and Liverpool were heavily involved. So too were Arsenal and Chelsea.Tottenham were the big losers. Five of football's biggest clubs, embroiled in match-fixing and fraud. And the kind of political machinations that reared their ugly head again during the week when it […]

Premier League scouts watching videos in quarantine to find summer targets

Premier League scouts are assessing transfer targets for next season – by video. The worldwide coronavirus crisis means there is virtually no football being played and, of course, major travel restrictions. But the search for new players is still ongoing for the English elite – with scouts sitting at home and studying footage of potential […]