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FA under pressure to explain £80,000 payment to Eni Aluko after bullying complaint

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• Forward complained to FA about culture of bullying and harassment• Aluko alleges manager Mark Sampson made remark with ‘racial connotations’• Independent inquiry found no case for disciplinary action against SampsonThe Football Association is facing questions over why it paid “hush money” to international footballer Eni Aluko after it emerged that a bullying complaint against the England manager, Mark Sampson, included an allegation that he made a remark with “racial and prejudicial connotations” to another player.Aluko, one of England’s most recognisable female footballers with 102 caps, was paid around £80,000 to sign an agreement that the FA claims was to “avoid disruption” ahead of this summer’s Euro 2017. Aluko’s lawyers believe that the agreement she signed prevents her from

A youth spent star​​ing at the ZX Spectrum 128k | The Fiver

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In today’s Fiver: Celtic begin their Big Cup campaign, Nigel Clough summons the spirit of Brian and Jesé Rodríguez rapsBig Cup’s back then. After three qualifying rounds that were largely ignored by those who shape the narrative, things went up a notch last night with the start of the play-offs. What a season it’s going to be: MORE British clubs, MORE noise, MORE stories that are described as “narratives” to make them sound grander than they actually are, MORE of Jake Humphrey’s smart-casual banter, just … MORE. There could be as many as six British teams in the draw for the group stages, and the good news is that all six of them are going to win it! Let’s all have a disco! Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : A youth spent star​​ing at the ZX Spectrum 128k |

Not selling Virgil van Dijk is our statement, says Southampton chairman

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•’It’s about a much bigger picture - a change of course for Southampton’• Holland defender can be accepted by players and fans, argues Ralph KruegerThe Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger is adamant that Virgil van Dijk is “not for sale in this window” as keeping the defender is “the statement we need to make”. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Not selling Virgil van Dijk is our statement, says Southampton chairman