West Ham pack 35,000 in for Europa League opener

West Ham goalJuly 3 – The season has started and anyone who says it is too early, the Europa League is a distraction, or that it people just aren't interested at this time of the year, should talk to the 35,000 in the capacity crowd at West Ham's Upton Park last night on a balmy summer evening that saw the Hammers play Andorran minnows Lusitanos.

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Nike launch Ordem ball at PL Asia trophy, Liverpool release more tour tickets

Barclays Asian TourBy Paul Nicholson
July 2 – With a number of English Premier League clubs now only two weeks away from their pre-season trips to Asia, Nike have announced that they will release their most "advanced football ever", the Ordem 3, at the Barclays Asia Trophy 2015 in Singapore. Meanwhile Liverpool have released have released a final batch of tickets for their four match friendly schedule.

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Chelsea top PL season money league, Man Utd edge Arsenal in third

Richard Scudamore2By Paul Nicholson
July 1 – The English Premier League in their 2014/15 season review released detail of its revenue distribution to clubs alongside an impressive set of figures generally for the performance of the league whose 20 clubs sold a massive 13.7 million seats over the season.

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Spurs digging deep with new White Hart Lane stadium amid NFL rumours

White Hart lane - newBy Paul Nicholson
June 24 – Unlike West Ham whose move to the revamped London Olympic Stadium in Stratford is costing them just £15 million in contribution to the £270 million conversion works, Tottenham Hotspur are digging deep, both into their pockets and the ground, with their new White Hart Lane stadium proposal.

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Liverpool open up Aussie tour training sessions with proceeds going to charities

Liverpool in AustraliaJune 24 – Liverpool have opened up ticket sales to two opening training sessions on the Australian leg of their pre-season tour next month with the revenue going towards local charities and the club's official charity.

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Total West Ham stadium costs to exceed £700 million

West Ham Olympic stadiumBy David Owen
June 20 - The cost of transforming a patch of run-down East London real estate into the beating heart of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and then a multi-use venue that will serve as football club West Ham United's leased home is set to exceed £700 million.

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Premier League shuffles the pack as Coward moves on

Nic CowardBy Matt Scott
June 19 - Nic Coward (pictured), the general secretary of the Premier League, is to step down in August following a senior-management reorganisation.

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Man City gather Cityzens Giving youth leaders for a week of training

Cityzens GivingJune 18 – Manchester City has gathered 30 young leaders from its global outreach programme for a week-long summit at the City Football Academy in Manchester.

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Man City and City Football Group beef up sponsor deals with MusclePharm

MusclePharmBy David Owen
June 14 - The multi-club, multinational marketing platform offered by City Football Group (CFG) has received a new vote of confidence in the shape of a multi-year partnership with MusclePharm Corporation, a sports nutrition company.

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