Post-Brexit bid to curb foreign player imports splits soccer
LONDON (AP) — Just like the politicians, English soccer is divided by Brexit.
With four months until Britain withdraws from the European Union and no consensus over the terms of the split from the bloc, there is also uncertainty about the players Premier League clubs will be able to recruit.
West Ham charged over crowd disorder against Burnley
LONDON (AP) — The Football Association has charged West Ham for failing to control its fans in a game against Burnley earlier this year.
There were ugly scenes during Burnley's 3-0 away Premier League win as some home supporters invaded the pitch while others vented their anger at the club's senior officials. West Ham owners David Gold and David Sullivan had to leave their seats for safety reasons.
LONDON (AP) — Tensions at West Ham reached boiling point during a 3-0 loss to Burnley on Saturday when some fans invaded the pitch while others vented their anger at the ownership at the Olympic Stadium.
Ashley Barnes had just put Burnley ahead early in the second half when a fan ran into the middle of the pitch, left unchallenged until West Ham captain Mark Noble intervened and shoved him to the ground.
West Ham backs manager Slaven Bilic despite ‘tough season’
LONDON (AP) — Slaven Bilic was assured on Thursday that he will remain in charge of West Ham. The English Premier League club's ownership blames a "tough season" on factors out of the manager's control.
West Ham has dropped to 12th place after losing its last three games, adding to uncertainty about Bilic's future during a troubled first season for the club since leaving Upton Park for London's Olympic Stadium.