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Is Greg Dyke great force for change or just one more boring blowhard? Brian Glanville delivers his verdict on the new chairman of the Football Association.
David Bernstein reached 70 on May 22. Hence he has to step down this week as chairman of the Football Association in the middle of its 150th anniversary year.
The condemnation hurled at John Terry by the FA commission cannot obscure the fact that the case was handled badly from start to finish.
Lord Triesman, a fatuous old fellow at times – you will remember he made a somewhat ignominious departure from the Football Association after confiding “state secrets” to an unreliable lady…
Although apologies have been issued by many of the parties connected to the Hillsborough tragedy, none has been forthcoming from the organisation responsible for staging the game, the Football Association.
Sir Dave Richards' ill-judged remarks about declining English influence, have further set back attempts to rebuild bridges between the FA and football's international bodies.
English football risks incurring the wrath of FIFA if it allows politicians to become involved in the running of the game.