# Football Association

Last year
# Probe
World Cup hopeful Toney 'assisting Football Association with enquiries' over betting claims
A report in the Sun said the 26-year-old Brentford striker is the subject of an inquiry over historical allegations.
# issue
FA to work with Nike after concerns raised over England's white shorts
Beth Mead said white is ‘not practical when it’s the time of the month’.
# Probe
FA begin investigation after Man United's Anthony Elanga struck by object
The governing body will reportedly look into the incident that took place as the visiting players celebrated Fred’s goal against Leeds.
# Crime and Punishment
Man United charged over surrounding referee after challenge on Elanga
Brighton captain Lewis Dunk was initially booked for bringing down Anthony Elanga, only for it to be upgraded to a red.
All time
# uphill battle
Jonathan Hill appointed CEO of the Football Association of Ireland
It’s ‘a turning point for Irish football after the events of the last 18 months,’ says FAI president Gerry McAnaney.
# Complaint
FA to investigate after Wycombe striker claims he was abused
Adebayo Akinfenwa alleges he was called a ‘fat water buffalo’ by a Fleetwood representative.
# Unimpressed
Gary Neville 'doesn't get' voiding of English non-league season
No promotion or relegation will take place from the leagues affected in what could be an important precedent.
# issue
FA to review Cup rights after ties shown on betting website
Bookmaker Bet365 showed 23 third-round matches last weekend.
# Punishment
Sheffield Wednesday striker handed six-match ban for using racist language
Fernando Forestieri has also been hit with a £25,000 fine.
# Campaign
'What an idiot' - FA release video urging England fans to behave
‘You’re part of our team,’ England manager Gareth Southgate tells supporters. ‘Make the country proud.’
# Political Football
John Delaney says he can't answer questions on €100,000 loan to FAI due to legal advice
And the former FAI chief cited ‘highly prejudicial’ comments at Oireachtas committee.
# Cha-ching
Liverpool lead the way as Premier League clubs fork out £260m to football agents
Agent fees soar by almost £50m as English clubs look to cap earnings of football’s ‘middle men’.
# Political Football
The FAI board insists it's taking steps to 'address concerns'
Consulting group Mazars are tasked with completing ‘an in-depth external review of all matters’.
# Regret
Former England manager apologises to players over racism and bullying claims
Mark Sampson says he regrets how he handled the complaints made by Eni Aluko and Drew Spence.
# Solidarity
FA support Sterling for 'honest and heartfelt account' following gun tattoo outrage
The Man City star posted a message on Instagram explaining the meaning of the tattoo.
# Rooney Rule
FA will interview at least one black or ethnic minority candidate before appointing England managers
The association has agreed to introduce new rules in the hope of tackling inclusion in the game.
# Frustration
Wenger fumes after Arsenal hit by fresh penalty pain
The Arsenal boss was in an angry mood again following the referee’s decision to award a second half spot-kick against his side.
# Finally
15 years after promising research, FA announces study into football's links to brain disorders
The governing body first committed to exploring the topic in 2002.
# What A Mess
'The latest staggering, embarrassing and sinister episode in a long-running soap opera'
Mark Sampson’s dismissal reflects incredibly poorly on him but also on the organisation who has repeatedly stood by him.
# Controversy
England coach has 'clear conscience' in racism row
Mark Sampson has dismissed accusations of racial abuse from striker Eni Aluko.
# Equality
Men's football 'a couple of decades' behind women's game on LGBT issues - FA chairman
Greg Clarke believes there is something ‘not right’ with how the sport deals with social inclusion.
# Misconduct
Manchester City fined and warned on future conduct after breach of FA anti-doping regulations
They have been warned on future conduct.
# Crime and Punishment
Joey Barton charged by FA for placing 1,260 bets
The Burnley midfielder has been charged for misconduct over a 10-year period.
# Crewe Alexandra
FA to investigate child sex abuse allegations
Four police forces are investigating allegations of historical sexual abuse against children in English football circles as part of a deepening scandal.
# Chat S*** Get Banned
Jamie Vardy charged with improper conduct and set to receive additional ban
The striker has been disciplined for his outburst at referee Jon Moss after receiving a red card.
# Claim
Former health chief claims 3G football pitches may have given his son cancer
The FA insist the playing surfaces pose no significant health risk.
# confrontation
Jose Mourinho to Jon Moss: 'You f**king referees are weak...Wenger is right'
Chelsea boss twice refused to leave the referee’s room during the furious half-time showdown.
# Damning
Female FA board member to be investigated after crititicising handling of Eva Carneiro case
Heather Rabbatts became the first female director of the organisation in 2011.
# Hitting back
Former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro slams FA in damning statement over Jose Mourinho row
The 42-year-old criticised the FA for not asking her to give evidence during its investigation into alleged sexist abuse.
# Suspension
Rotherham defender receives 10-game ban for sectarian abuse of James McClean
Kirk Broadfoot has been slapped with the longest ban the FA has ever handed down for verbal abuse.
# Spotlight
'There might be the odd incident & because it's Ireland v England, it'll get blown out of proportion'
Republic of Ireland captain John O’Shea feels the upcoming friendly will ‘go great’ but that media scrutiny will be huge.
# Emirates FA Cup
Is the FA Cup about to be renamed?
The Football Association is believed to be on the verge of signing a new £30m sponsorship deal.
# Not Guilty
Fifa report clears Qatar of any wrong-doing during 2022 World Cup bid process
The English FA found to have ‘damaged the image of Fifa and the bidding process’.
# Controversial
I wasn't racist to Patrice Evra - Luis Suarez
The Uruguay star is closing in on a comeback but has reopened old wounds over an incident which occurred during his time in England.
# proposal
Let the best stay but get rid of mediocre foreigners - FA chief
The FA has announced proposals to cut the number of players from outside the European Union.
# Allegation
Sol Campbell claims FA racism blocked England captaincy
“I believe if I was white, I would have been captain for more than 10 years.”
# Controversy
FA to probe headbutt as Pardew apologises
Despite his apology, the 52-year-old is likely to face severe punishment from the FA.
# Controversy
Three held over new claims of match-fixing in English football
The probe is understood to involve two ex-Premier League footballers.
# Telly Talk
The FA Cup is coming back to the BBC (well, some of it)
BBC and BT Sport will share rights to the FA Cup in a new four-year deal which starts in 2014.
# Bite-gate
TL;DR: the important bits from the Luis Suarez bite judgement
Why read the whole thing when you can read this short summary?