October 20 – The Premier League has announced that 68% of players in the English top flight have been fully vaccinated, with 81% of players having received at least one dose, confirming a significant increase in uptake recently.
October 18 – Premier League clubs have voted to block new Newcastle sponsorship deals with companies linked to the club’s new owners.
By Andrew Warshaw
October 18 – It was the start of a fresh era, the club’s new Saudi owners all smiles and decked out in black and white, an electric, expectant atmosphere and a tickertape welcome for the players.
October 12 – Benjamin Mendy, Manchester City’s French defender who is accused of multiple charges of rape, has been refused bail for a third time.
October 11 – English football’s 19 other top-flight clubs have reportedly sent a joint complaint to the Premier League after it cleared the £305 million takeover of Newcastle by a Saudi Arabian-backed group.
By Andrew Warshaw
October 8 – Newcastle United, one of the English game’s proverbial sleeping giants, look set to become European football’s latest superpower after the long-drawn-out £300 million+ takeover of the club by a Saudi Arabian-backed consortium was finally completed.
October 8 – The sky might be the limit on the field for Newcastle United following the takeover by a Saudi-led consortium but the club could soon become a pariah off it – the one everyone loves to hate.
October 6 – Burnley’s owner ALK Capital has offered to buy the remaining shares owned by the club’s supporters.
September 30 – The long-drawn-out £300 million takeover of Newcastle United by a Saudi Arabian-backed consortium could finally be sanctioned by the Premier League if it is decided at arbitration that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) will not be a director of the club, according to reports.
September 28 – The old chestnut is back on the table. Or is it? The English Premier League are adamant they have no plans to take games abroad despite suggestions to the contrary.
September 23 – Fans are going to be allowed to stand at selected Premier League and Championship stadiums later this season for the first time in more than 25 years as part of a pilot scheme.
September 23 – The English Premier League looks set to break for an unprecedented six weeks to incorporate the 2022 World Cup, the first ever to be staged in winter.
September 22 – Liverpool have confirmed the club will move forward with Anfield’s expansion with stadium capacity set to top 60,000. Groundwork for the expansion is expected to start this week.
September 9 – In the escalating club versus country row, Premier League clubs remain hopeful of selecting Brazilians for this weekend’s matches, despite a FIFA ban.