Dutch plan roll out of video refs in Eredvisie within 3 years

Video refereeBy Samindra Kunti
February 10 - The Dutch FA KNVB has targeted the introduction of video referee assistance in the Dutch top-flight the Eredivisie within the next three years.

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Dortmund fans serve tennis ball protest over ticket prices

Dortmund tennis ball protestFebruary 10 - The Bundesliga is often held up as a paragon of fairness when it comes to ticket prices. But it's all relative and fans of Borussia Dortmund fans boycotted the first 20 minutes of their 3-1 quarter-final win over Stuttgart on Tuesday, then threw tennis balls on to the pitch, causing an unusual first-half interruption.

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Clubs discuss Champions League change with Super League spectre lurking

Karl-Heinz RummenniggeBy Andrew Warshaw
February 10 - Europe's top clubs are playing down renewed talk of a breakaway super league but are discussing how the Champions League might be tweaked in the future.

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German FA launches legal action against Beckenbauer and FIFA over dubious payment

Germany 2006By Mark Baber
February 9 - The German Football Federation (DFB) has confirmed that it has launched legal proceedings against the 2006 World Cup Organizing Committee, which includes Franz Beckenbauer and former DFB presidents Theo Zwanziger and Wolfgang Niersbach, as well as Horst R. Schmidt and Fedor Radmann in order to protect itself from potential damages of up to €25 million.

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Panic buyers: 5 PL clubs 'overpay' for players in January window

Jonjo ShelveyFebruary 8 – The Jonjo Shelvey transfer showed €14.9 million of value to Newcastle, but they overpaid by €7 million for Andros Townsend, according to the latest report from the CIES Football Observatory.

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Lazio escape with fine after racist chanting returns to Stadio Olimpico

Lazio vs Napoli racismBy Mark Baber
February 5 - Racist chants by Lazio supporters, which led to the referee halting their Wednesday game against Napoli temporarily, have resulted in Lazio being fined €50,000 (£38,250) and being forced to close three sections of their Stadio Olimpico ground for their next two Serie A home games.

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Rangers: King battles to rebuild the walls of his Scottish castle

Ibrox stadiumBy Paul Nicholson
February 5 – Glasgow Rangers, the fallen giants that had to start life again in the fourth tier of Scottish football, have taken a step closer to cleaning up their financial position with hostile shareholder and business partner Mike Ashley by confirming they have repaid a £5 million from Ashley while at the same time serving notice on the retail deal with Ashley's Sports Direct.

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French League loses court battle with FFF over relegation places

Le Graet and ThiriezBy Mark Baber
February 4 - France's highest administrative court - the Conseil d'Etat - has ruled against the French Football League's legal bid to reduce the number of teams relegated from the top flight from three to two.

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FIFPro slams FIFA reforms as useless for its player members

FIFPro logoFebruary 4 - Proposed reforms to clean up football's scandal-plagued world governing body will not in any way benefit the players, according to their union FIFPro.

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