Stuart Pearce proving no trouble for talkSPORT after Stan Collymore fallout
- Stan Collymore left talkSPORT shortly after the European Championship
- He says he left on principle after station was sold to Murdoch's News Corp
- But talkSPORT bosses were not happy with confrontations with colleagues
- Turkish football bosses are seeking advice from the Premier League
- Fines from late Premier League kick-offs have been donated to charity
The top brass at talkSPORT remain bemused by controversial football pundit Stan Collymore's insistence he left the radio station on a point of principle after they were bought by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
The broadcaster were at breaking point with Collymore — and decided not to renew his contract — after his nuclear fall-outs with colleagues at Euro 2016, which followed unacceptable confrontations at other tournaments.
And Collymore continually ignored requests from producers not to use social media video-streaming tool Periscope in stadiums in France, which breached UEFA rights regulations.
Stan Collymore left his role at talkSPORT shortly after the European Championship in France
But the station were not happy with his behaviour at tournaments and his use of Periscope
Former England Under 21 manager Stuart Pearce has replaced Collymore as talkSPORT's leading pundit and will be in Slovenia for England's World Cup match on Tuesday.
He may have been nicknamed Psycho during his playing days but Pearce is far more of a team player for the station than Collymore, who plans to set up his own social media football platform.
Stuart Pearce has replaced Collymore and is seen as much more of a team player
When Arsene Wenger finally leaves Arsenal, iconic former player Patrick Vieira has to be in contention for the job.
Vieira has taken to management impressively with Major League Soccer title contenders New York City in his first season at the helm.
The only problem with what should be a dream succession plan for Arsenal is that the 2004 Invincible is now wedded to Manchester City, who gave him his opportunity to break into coaching when Wenger wouldn't.
And such is Vieira's commitment to City's global project, it is easier to see him as the next boss at the Etihad Stadium after Pep Guardiola.
New York City FC boss Patrick Vieira should be a leading contender to replace Arsene Wenger
But it's easier to see him ending up in charge of Manchester City, given their New York links
Feted at the Legends of Football gala this week were four of the Premier League's founders: David Dein, Irving Scholar, Noel White and Martin Edwards.
The quartet still meet regularly to reminisce about their game-changing move, which started with a breakaway offer from ITV.
But it is highly unlikely that the current rulers of Arsenal (Stan Kroenke), Tottenham (Joe Lewis), Liverpool (John Henry) and Manchester United (Glazer family) would get around the same table.
Meanwhile, Turkish clubs have turned to former Premier League executives Nic Coward and Phil Lines, and ex-Manchester United and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon, to help them organise a super league independent of their national association.
Turkish clubs have turned to Englishmen, including Peter Kenyon, to help build a super league
Sir Philip Green, the High Street tycoon criticised for making a fortune on the back of collapsed store BHS, has long denied ever putting money into Everton.
But Green has been one of the first to make an investment in football's new digital platform Dugout along with nine founder clubs.
FIFA promised to be far more transparent when Gianni Infantino replaced Sepp Blatter as president.
But the jury is out on whether they are living up to that by scrapping press conferences after key FIFA meetings and replacing them with mixed-zone interview opportunities in the lobby of FIFA House, Zurich.
Members of their new council can go through the media area if they wish — hopefully not wearing headphones or speaking on a mobile as footballers do to avoid talking
Meanwhile Tomaz Vesel, the new supposedly independent chairman of FIFA's audit and compliance committee, just happens to have had a Slovenian FA committee role under Aleksander Ceferin, UEFA's new president and a close ally of Infantino.
FIFA promised to be far more transparent under when Gianni Infantino replaced Sepp Blatter
Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore this week donated £75,000 in fines collected from clubs kicking off late last season to music charity Nordoff Robbins.
But despite Scudamore telling the Legends of Football dinner how that significant sum had been raised, the PL will not disclose which clubs were punished.
The kick-off schedule is taken extremely seriously because any transgression affects the hugely lucrative global TV rights agreements. Clubs are given a warning the first time, followed by a £7,500 fine that rises to £15,000 for a third late kick-off.
Late kick-offs in the Premier League can see clubs hit with fines of up to £15,000
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