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Former England star Paul Gascoigne charged for sexual assault

Former England star Paul Gascoigne charged for sexual assault

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Paul Gascoigne has been charged for sexually assaulting a woman on a train going from York to Durham. The former England midfielder was arrested on August 20th for touching that violates Section 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. Gascoigne tweeted earlier today to deny the charges, stating that he "respects all women". The tweet was later deleted however. He will appear in front of Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court on 11 December. Gascoigne is most known his football career in the late 80's and 90's, in which he played for clubs such as Newcastle United, Tottenham and Lazio, as well as for the England national team.   Words: Charlie Bradley        
Loftus-Cheek: England ready to avenge World Cup defeat against Croatia

Loftus-Cheek: England ready to avenge World Cup defeat against Croatia

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England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek said England are “ready to give Croatia a challenge” in their Nations League clash this Sunday. The last time the two sides faced was in their World Cup semi-final in July, where Kieran Trippier’s stunning free kick was trumped by goals from Perisic and Mandzukic. But Loftus-Cheek believes Sunday’s game at Wembley will be different. He told the London Evening Standard: “It’s not just showing to other people we can do it — more importantly, it is to show it to ourselves, as a team, that we can win against Croatia. “We were unlucky in the World-Cup semi-final and when we played them last time in the Nations League. “We will look to play our best football — I felt we had a lot of chances to score in the last game against them. It will definite
PFA told to evolve as mutiny beckons

PFA told to evolve as mutiny beckons

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Gordon Taylor faces the biggest challenge to his 37 year reign as CEO of the PFA as chairman Ben Purkiss calls for modernisation. Purkiss, who is a full back for Walsall, has called for an independent review to be conducted by Ed Warner, the former chairman of UK Athletics. The 34-year-old has completed a degree in French and law and a masters in sports directorship with education grants from the PFA but wants to see the union evolve. He tweeted his views on Thursday evening: “I have a duty to act in the best interests of the PFA. Sometimes you have to make a stand for what is right. Football is rapidly evolving, players are rapidly evolving and the PFA needs to evolve too. Players past, present and future need a PFA for the modern player.” https://twitter.com/bpurkiss23/statu
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