# Player power

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# Player power
Welsh rugby players’ union: 'This is not a game of Championship Manager'
Strike action is a possibility as ‘players have had enough’ amid contract uncertainty.
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Former captain Warburton backs 'shafted' Wales players in potential strike
‘I totally support the players and their threat to strike… If I was still playing, I would not sign these new contracts.’
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IRFU to publish reports in major u-turn after letter from women's players
The union says players’ views “will be listened to and fed into future planning.”
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Extraordinary letter from players shows that the IRFU needs to start listening
The union’s dismissive response simply underlined the point the players were making.
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Henderson calls emergency meeting of captains as 14 clubs 'vigorously reject' Super League plans
Meanwhile, Man City boss Pep Guardiola claims the new proposed format is ‘not sport’.
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Rugby players announce minimum conditions for future global competition
‘Players are actually in favour of a proper global season that works for everyone’
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NBA's recent history of trading superstars spells trouble for the Pelicans after Davis bombshell
Anthony Davis requested a trade from New Orleans yesterday.
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'Time to stand up': Over 150 GAA stars to sleep rough in solidarity with Ireland's homeless
Pat Gilroy and his Dublin hurling panel are among those partaking in next month’s ‘sleep-out’.
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'A kangaroo court decision' - Cunningham slams Galway players as he resigns
Anthony Cunningham has confirmed his resignation as Galway senior hurling team manager – and issued a hard-hitting statement.
# player revolt
'If you lose a dressing-room, you are probably better off to admit defeat'
Johnny Kelly says Anthony Cunningham should walk away.
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Derek McGrath explains why he stepped out of the Waterford dressing room at half-time
Déise set their sights on an All-Ireland semi-final against Kilkenny.
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Are Liverpool the new Arsenal... and not in a good way?
Brendan Rodgers’s side are facing another summer transfer saga surrounding one of their best players.
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Leinster coaches put onus on players to start delivering the goods
‘At the end of the day, we can’t play the game for the guys,’ says skills and kicking coach Richie Murphy.
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Tommy Bowe admits changes were needed in Ulster
The Ireland international wing thinks Les Kiss is ‘a great appointment’ for the province.
# Twittersphere
'So much for player power': GAA stars rally in support of ousted McGeeney
A selection of tweeting Kildare footballers were very unhappy to lose the Armagh man as manager.
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Alves blames squad for Guardiola exit
Barcelona defender believes Pep lost the dressing room during final season.
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Chelsea boss denies reports that Drogba gave half-time team talk
Andre Villas Boas has rubbished rumours that his Ivorian striker inspired his team-mates to a second half recovery against Birmingham.
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Colm Parkinson: 'It's hard to keep your mouth shut with these two fellas'
Club refuse to comment on player’s criticism of senior management team in the wake of provincial championship exit last weekend.