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Ray Simpson / 23rd April 2021

The world of football

The world of football

What's happening around and above us

Here's the latest on what's going on around us in the world of football:

The PFA call for temporary concussion substitutes:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56756225 

 

Premier League clubs consider a social media blackout in protest at social media abuse

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56792443

 

The Grimsby manager won't be picking the two players who were involved in an on-the-field incident at Bradford City

https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/grimsby-town-payne-morais-headbutt-5305989 

 

Tommy Miller gets the Spennymoor job on a permanent basis

https://spennymoortownfc.co.uk/2021/04/20/miller-named-moors-boss-on-permanent-basis/

 

And a few stories about a farcical few days involving the proposed ESL:

The proposed European Super League has caused a right furore

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56795811?s=09

 

UEFA aren't happy:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56800351

 

The media in Europe certainly aren't in favour

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56801498

 

Here's an analysis by David Conn in the Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/apr/19/super-league-plan-english-clubs-european-football

 

The Real Madrid president says that the ESL will save football

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56812151

 

The FIFA president doesn't, though:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56813819

 

Chelsea and Manchester City suddenly got cold feet when they saw the reaction:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56823501

 

Then all the English clubs withdrew on Tuesday night:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56823501

 

Liverpool and Manchester United issue apologies:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56828413

 

And the Juventus chairman says the ESL can't now proceed

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56830308