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Trevor Birch

Former Swansea City chairman Trevor Birch pictured in January 2016
Swansea and Newport fans given green light for semi-final ties
Supporters have been prevented from entering stadiums in Wales since coronavirus restrictions began in March 2020.
May 14, 11:44
Former Swansea City chairman Trevor Birch pictured in January 2016
EFL chief 'cautiously optimistic' for capacity crowds next term
The Government's Events Research Programme is aimed to enable the safe return of mass gatherings.
Apr 7, 17:27
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters pictured in July 2020
Richard Masters urges Premier League clubs to follow coronavirus protocols
Richard Masters warned that clubs should prepare for more matches to be postponed or rearranged at short notice.
Jan 12, 22:45
A generic shot of the outside of Villa Park, home of Aston Villa
Aston Villa's clash with Everton at risk of postponement
Villa closed their training ground last week after nine players and five staff tested positive for Covid-19.
Jan 12, 20:13
General view inside Grimsby Town's Blundell Park from 2015
Grimsby punished by EFL for coronavirus protocol breaches
The League Two club were forced to request the postponement of three matches earlier this season.
Jan 12, 20:11
Former Swansea City chairman Trevor Birch pictured in January 2016
EFL appoint Trevor Birch as new chief executive
Trevor Birch is currently the director of football operations at Tottenham.
Dec 10, 11:26
General view of Swansea City's Liberty Stadium taken January 2018
Julian Winter named Swansea chief executive after Trevor Birch exit
Trevor Birch has left the Liberty Stadium to join Tottenham.
Sep 1, 23:03
Former Swansea City chairman Trevor Birch pictured in January 2016
Trevor Birch steps down as Swansea chairman to take on new position at Tottenham
Trevor Birch admitted he would leave Swansea with a "heavy heart", having joined the Welsh outfit in April 2019.
Sep 1, 18:55
Leon Britton pictured in December 2017
Leon Britton appointed sporting director at Swansea City
Britton spent 16 years as a player with the Swans.
Sep 4, 18:08
General view of Swansea City's Liberty Stadium taken January 2018
Swansea City closing in on appointing new manager
Graham Potter has left the Swans for Brighton.
Jun 4, 13:54
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Bolton Wanderers sold to Dean Holdsworth's Sport Shield Group
Sport Shield Group, led by Dean Holdsworth, completes a takeover of Bolton Wanderers.
Feb 22, 12:21
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Bolton Wanderers avoid immediate winding-up order
Bolton Wanderers avoid an immediate winding-up order from the High Court and now have until February 22 to find a solution to their financial issues.
Jan 18, 13:39
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Neil Lennon worried about losing players
Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon admits that he may lose key players this month as the club continues to struggle financially.
Jan 4, 20:40
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Bolton Wanderers receive winding-up petition from HMRC
Bolton Wanderers reveal that they have been the subject of a winding-up petition from HMRC over unpaid wages and growing taxes.
Dec 10, 16:51
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs. Cardiff City
Sports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's Championship encounter between Bolton Wanderers and Cardiff City at the Macron Stadium.
Dec 4, 15:04
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Bolton Wanderers 'need £10m to avoid administration risk'
Bolton Wanderers reportedly issue an ultimatum to potential bidders urging them to come forward or risk seeing the club enter administration by the weekend.
Dec 3, 10:29
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Trevor Birch: 'Bolton Wanderers' position increasingly perilous'
Trevor Birch describes Bolton Wanderers' position as "increasingly perilous" after initial talks with prospective owners were unsuccessful.
Dec 1, 15:31
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon: 'We will continue as normal'
Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon reveals that the players will continue to work as normal despite the club's failure to pay their wages for November.
Dec 1, 01:37
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Bolton Wanderers players not paid for November due to "short-term funding issue"
Bolton Wanderers announce that the players have not been paid for November due to a "short-term funding issue".
Nov 30, 16:09
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Kevin Davies "concerned" for former side Bolton Wanderers
Kevin Davies claims that Bolton Wanderers are no longer the club they used to be due to their financial strife since Premier League relegation in 2012.
Nov 26, 10:30
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Reading vs. Bolton Wanderers
Sports Mole previews the Championship clash between Reading and Bolton Wanderers.
Nov 20, 00:52
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Neil Lennon: 'No money left at Bolton Wanderers'
Bolton Wanderers, who have a debt of £172.9m and are seeking investment, have "no money left" to bring in new players, according to club manager Neil Lennon.
Nov 19, 20:05
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Neil Lennon to stay on as Bolton Wanderers boss
A report claims that Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon has told close friends that he intends to remain at the Macron Stadium despite the club's cashflow issues.
Nov 19, 10:59
Generic image of a locker room
Bolton Wanderers appoint Trevor Birch, chairman Phil Gartside "seriously ill"
Bolton Wanderers appoint Trevor Brich as an advisor to the board as club chairman Phil Gartside falls "seriously ill".
Nov 17, 20:57
Fratton Park
Pompey Supporters' Trust take step closer to Portsmouth takeover
The Pompey Supporters' Trust take a step closer to securing a takeover of Portsmouth by exchanging contracts with the administrators.
Mar 8, 15:40
Fratton Park
Portsmouth confirm offer for club from new consortium
Portsmouth administrators announce that an offer to buy the club has been made by a consortium including ex-Football League chairman Keith Harris.
Feb 7, 11:11
Fratton Park
Portsmouth court case adjourned
The High Court case regarding the sale of Portsmouth's Fratton Park is adjourned until the end of the month.
Jan 14, 22:09
Fratton Park
Portsmouth administrators to sell club to Pompey Supporters' Trust
Portsmouth administrators announce that a deal to sell the club to the Pompey Supporters' Trust is in motion.
Nov 15, 09:20
Fratton Park
"Very real risk" of Portsmouth liquidation
Balram Chainrai suspends his offer to buy Portsmouth and says that there is a "very real risk" that the club could enter liquidation.
Nov 9, 13:45
Michael Appleton
Trevor Birch 'not surprised' by Michael Appleton departure
Portsmouth administrator Trevor Birch admits that he is not surprised that Michael Appleton decided to leave his role as manager to join Blackpool.
Nov 9, 08:04
Fratton Park
Portsmouth confirm intention to sell club to Pompey Supporters Trust
Portsmouth administrators confirm that they intend to complete the sale of the club to the Pompey Supporters' Trust.
Oct 18, 16:59
Fratton Park
Balu Chainrai pulls out of Portsmouth takeover
Balu Chainrai confirms his decision to pull Portpin Ltd out of a proposed takeover of Portsmouth, which leaves the club edging closer to liquidation.
Aug 15, 08:57
Liam Lawrence
Liam Lawrence reaches settlement agreement with Portsmouth
Portsmouth administrator Trevor Birch announces that winger Liam Lawrence has reached an agreement to leave the club.
Aug 10, 09:50
Tal Ben-Haim
Portsmouth administrator Trevor Birch: "Future down to Tal Ben Haim"
Portsmouth administrator Trevor Birch says that the club's future lies in Tal Ben Haim's hands as they try to negotiate his release.
Aug 5, 00:41
Fratton Park
Portsmouth set August 10 deadline
Portsmouth administrators warn that the south coast club could be closed down by August 10.
Jul 24, 22:00
Fratton Park
Portsmouth two weeks away from going out of business
Portsmouth administrator Trevor Birch says that the club is "fighting for its life" and could go out of business within the next fortnight.
Jul 23, 10:24
Fratton Park
Portsmouth staff could be made redundant
Portsmouth administrator Trevor Birch announces that the club may have to cut more staff in order to meet the conditions of Portpin.
Jul 20, 16:40
Nwankwo Kanu
Kanu to sue Portsmouth
Former Arsenal forward Kanu plans to sue Portsmouth for over £1m of unpaid wages.
Jul 13, 04:47
Fratton Park
Aaron Mokoena leaves Portsmouth
South Africa international defender Aaron Mokoena departs Portsmouth after having his contract terminated by mutual consent.
Jul 13, 03:18
Fratton Park
Portsmouth express 'extreme disappointment' in Football League
Portsmouth administrator Trevor Birch plans to fight against the Football League's decision to give the club a 10-point deduction if they find new owners.
Jul 12, 17:03

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Saturday's key events


TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

ATHLETICS
· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

SAILING
· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

TENNIS
· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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