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Rick Parry sparks civil war by siding with Liverpool and Man Utd in radical shake-up plan

Rick Parry has sparked civil war after cooking up a Premier League coup with Liverpool and Manchester United.

It has provoked a furious reaction from the Premier League, other top flight clubs and brought a stinging reaction from the Government.

A spokesman for the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport said: ”We are surprised and disappointed that at a time of crisis when we have urged the top tiers of professional football to come together and finalise a deal to help lower league clubs there appear to be backroom deals being cooked up that would create a closed shop at the very top of the game.

“Sustainability, integrity and fair competition are absolutely paramount and anything that may undermine them is deeply troubling. Fans must be front of all our minds, and this shows why our fan led review of football governance will be so critical.”



Rick Parry holding a sign: Parry has sparked outrage among government, the Premier League and other top-flight clubs


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Parry has sparked outrage among government, the Premier League and other top-flight clubs

The Premier League do not view it as a rescue plan but as a hostile takeover and even criticised EFL chairman Parry publicly in their own statement and Mirror Sport understands it has caused a huge rift between the two leagues, endangering any EFL bail out.

Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group are believed to have initiated the plan, it has been supported by the United hierarchy but has been done without knowledge of the other clubs and is now in danger of collapsing before getting to first base.

The plan would give bigger clubs more power, the Premier League would be reduced to 18 clubs and an overhaul of the League Cup with the Community Shield scrapped in exchange for a £250m bail out for the EFL.



Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang holding a ball: The Community Shield would be scrapped as part of the new plans


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The Community Shield would be scrapped as

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Kenya: Bad News for Nairobi Contractors as Sonko-Badi War Delays Projects

Nairobi County government contractors are facing uncertain times as the row between City Hall and the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) over implementation of projects continues to stall their completion.

This is after it emerged that Governor Mike Sonko’s administration is yet to hand over to NMS projects under the transferred functions, more than five months after the establishment of the new office.

This now threatens further delays, putting paid to efforts of the contractors to complete the projects and get paid.

Concerned with the delays, the Nairobi County Assembly now wants the county government and the Major-General Mohammed Badi-led NMS to come clean on when the projects will resume.

The county legislators, led by Majority Whip Paul Kados, said the delays in completion of the projects had left contractors unpaid and several projects, which had been going on before the transfer of functions in February, stalled.

Transferred county functions

He pointed out that the transfer of functions to the national government and their exercise through NMS had led to delays in the handling of ongoing prior county projects, primarily because the county government is yet to hand over existing projects falling within the transferred functions.

“This state of affairs has left contractors unpaid and several projects stalled despite budgetary allocations for the said projects,” said the Mihang’o Ward MCA.

In February, Mr Sonko transferred county functions of health, transport, public works, utilities and ancillary services and county planning and development to the NMS.

However, attempts by

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