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Past articles by Sam:

Banning ketchup, the Bell of Shame and no signings under 6ft: Inside Antonio Conte's Tottenham revolution

Conte has been going to extreme lengths to make his squad fitter, faster and stronger than all their rivals with the help of a feared Italian fitness coach known as 'The Marine' → Read More

Euro 2022: England owes it to the Lionesses to learn from errors of USA 99 and invest in women’s football

Victory in the Euro 2022 final is a watershed moment and we can all play our part in ensuring it brings an end to inequality in English football, writes Sam Cunningham → Read More

England Women’s 1972 trailblazer says ‘it hurts a lot’ that the FA have never given caps to first Lionesses

Lynda Hale is one of the first women to have played football for England, but admits players in that ground-breaking Lionesses squad don't feel valued by the FA → Read More

Reece James contract: Chelsea to open talks over new long-term deal amid Man City and Real Madrid interest

Although the right-back has three years remaining on his existing £80,000 per week deal, Chelsea are keen to tie him to the club until his late 20s → Read More

Hungary fans who booed England players taking the knee showed Uefa's rules on racism aren't fit for purpose

Plus: Gareth Southgate should be seriously worried about Qatar if Budapest was too hot for his players, and football's crypto nightmare → Read More

Gareth Southgate says racist abuse of penalty takers will make it harder for England to win a major tournament

Racist abuse towards Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford after England's Euro 2020 final against Italy has added another 'layer of difficulty' according to Southgate → Read More

Exhausting FA Cup final exposes fixture burden on players with Nations League still to come for Liverpool and Chelsea stars

The FA Cup final was Chelsea’s 61st game of the season and Liverpool’s 60th… and football’s high-profile fixtures continue into June → Read More

New football regulator will have power to block English clubs forming a Super League via licence to operate

Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston says he is 'fairly confident' English clubs will be blocked from future Super League plans under new independent regulator → Read More

Trials to shorten football matches to 60 minutes could start this month with clock stopping when ball goes out

It is hoped that shortening matches but stopping the clock for breaks in play will reduce time-wasting and improve the experience for fans → Read More

Qatar 2022: World Cup workers forced to work for three years without day off, says Amnesty International

Other allegations include workers being forced to work in extreme heat without adequate shade or water and being fined up to half a month's wages for incorrectly tucked shirts and taking toilet breaks → Read More

Chelsea takeover money will not go to Russian soldiers, with UK Government deciding where proceeds are donated

Roman Abramovich will not be able to decide where money goes after saying proceeds would be for 'benefit of all victims of war in Ukraine' → Read More

Kurt Zouma: West Ham player to be prosecuted by RSPCA over video of him kicking and hitting his cat

The football star's brother, Yoan Zouma, who filmed the incident, is also being prosecuted → Read More

Chelsea tickets: FA to hold urgent meeting as club asks for Middlesbrough cup tie to be behind closed doors

Chelsea released a statement insisting allowing Middlesbrough to sell tickets would compromise the 'sporting integrity' of the match → Read More

Roman Abramovich saga shows only radical ownership overhaul will stop Premier League repeating its mistakes

Questions over who is owning our football clubs do not stop at Abramovich - only serious change will stop Chelsea's downward spiral happening again → Read More

Chelsea in financial turmoil with credit cards frozen as officials beg for Government to ease restrictions

Chelsea locked in talks with the UK Government requesting the restrictions are eased as the club's fears mount over their financial viability → Read More

Chelsea takeover: Roman Abramovich’s plans to sell club hit stumbling block over Stamford Bridge capacity

The club's 41,837 capacity stadium is far smaller than Premier League rivals and is problematic for Abramovich who is seeking to recoup £3bn from a sale → Read More

Roman Abramovich: What UK sanctions on Russia will mean for Chelsea and their oligarch owner

Abramovich's world is unravelling fast after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, leaving Chelsea's future shrouded in uncertainty → Read More

Poland took a stand against Fifa’s weak stance on Russia and won, they are football’s real heroes

The Polish FA refused to play against Russia in a pivotal World Cup qualifier - one by one football associations around Europe followed their lead → Read More

Russia suspended from World Cup 2022 as Fifa tightens sanctions over Ukraine invasion

In addition to being banned from this year's World Cup in Qatar no Russian team will be allowed to play in Uefa competitions 'until further notice' → Read More

Gazprom: Uefa in talks to cut ties with Champions League sponsors following Russian invasion of Ukraine

Gazprom has sponsored Uefa since 2012 but European football's governing body has come under increasing pressure over that partnership → Read More