Spurs midfield legend Dave Mackay dies, aged 80

Dave McKayMarch 3 - Dave Mackay, one of the iconic midfielders of British football whose name will for ever be synonymous with Tottenham Hotspur during the club's golden era half a century ago, has died at the age of 80.

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QPR cut losses to £9.8m, but write off £60m of loans

Tony Fernandes2By Paul Nicholson
March 2 – Queens Park Rangers (QPR) have announced reduced losses of £9.8 million for the year ending May 2014 – the season QPR won promotion back to the English Premier League. The previous year QPR had announced the largest loss ever recorded by an English club - £65.4 million to May 2013 – in the season the club were relegated from the top flight.

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Cardiff's Bluebirds see red with £12m loss after Premier League flight

Vincent Tan 3By David Owen
March 1 – Cardiff City's Bluebirds may recently have reverted back to their traditional blue home shirts, but when it comes to their accounts they are still in the red. The Welsh club's brief excursion into the Premier League last season resulted in a near five-fold increase in revenue from £17.3 million to £83.1 million. But, as shown by its recently-published financial statements, not even this was enough to push the club into profit in the year ended 31 May 2014 - although the pre-tax loss did dip sharply from £30.4 million to £12 million.

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Man Utd continue table topping Twitter run as Palace and Toon Army sink

twitter logoBy Paul Nicholson
February 27 - Manchester United, looking to move back into Champions League qualifying position this weekend, have topped the Premier League table of new Twitter followers for the second week running. Arsenal, third last week, have moved up to second, while Liverpool move up a place to third and Chelsea drop from second to fourth.

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Bookmaker Ladbrokes to close 60 shops after biggest ever football loss on record

By Mark BaberLadbrokes
February 27 - Ladbrokes has revealed it plans to close 60 betting shops as it revealed its pre-tax profits for 2014 fell from £68 million to £38 million, partly due to its biggest ever football loss on record of £8.1 million on Boxing Day as punters celebrated the favourites winning in the major games.

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Chelsea tread new path with £200m Yokohama deal

Yokohama and ChelseaBy Paul Nicholson
February 27 - English Premier League leaders Chelsea have signed a 5-year £200 million shirt sponsorship deal with Japanese tyre manufacturer Yokohama. The deal is the second largest in the Premier League, behind Manchester United's seven year £370 million Chevrolet sponsorship.

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Police hunt for Chelsea racists gathers speed as pictures released

STP 2February 25 - The hunt for Chelsea's racist fans has been stepped up with British Transport Police having now issued pictures of seven men they want to question in connection with racist chanting at St Pancras International railway station last Wednesday February 18.

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West Ham is first to open doors to Sporting Stories initiative

Sporting stories1February 25 – You will often hear English football fans say "you are born with your club". Your club can often be the only thing you have left in your old age. West Ham has recognised this and is the first Premier League club to open its doors as part of a new community initiative.

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West Ham fans chant anti-semitic abuse on London tube

West Ham tubeFebruary 24 - Yet another case of alleged racist chanting by English fans is being investigated by the authorities. Following the high-profile incident involving Chelsea fans on the Paris Metro, video footage has emerged of a group of men, thought to be West Ham followers, chanting anti-Semitic abuse on a train in London.

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