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Joey Barton: FA 'can't solve' English football's gambling problem

Joey Barton of Burnley reacts
Joey Barton is now a free agent after leaving Burnley.

Joey Barton has criticised the Football Association (FA) for failing to tackle the problem of gambling in football in an interview with the Sunday Times.

Barton was given an 18-month ban in April after he admitted to breaking FA rules by placing bets on 1,260 football matches, and will be 36 years old by the time he is eligible to return, something he says is now unlikely.

The midfielder, who has been released by Burnley following his ban, says the FA are not equipped to handle the widespread problems...

 By PA Sport

Burnley not under pressure to sell Man United, Liverpool target Michael Keane

According to Steve Nicol, defenders Michael Keane and Virgil van Dijk are on the same level in that they are solid defenders who have yet to prove themselves at the top level.

Burnley chairman Mike Garlick insists the value of Premier League survival is so great that the club are prepared to hang on to Michael Keane and lose him for free next summer if a suitable offer is not forthcoming.

Keane, 24, has one year remaining on his Burnley deal and is expected to attract interest from former club Manchester United and Liverpool when the transfer window reopens.

Yet Garlick has reiterated the stance Burnley manager Sean Dyche has taken over recent weeks -- that the club's...

 By PA Sport

Burnley release Joey Barton following Football Association betting ban

Joey Barton was hit with an 18-month ban and a £30,000 fine for breaking FA rules on betting.

Joey Barton has been released by Burnley after being handed an 18-month ban by the Football Association.

The 34-year-old midfielder, who was hit with the penalty and a £30,000 fine in April after admitting breaking FA rules by placing bets on 1,260 football matches, has not been offered a new Burnley deal.

Barton has been released along with 31-year-old winger Michael Kightly with both men out of contract next month, while loan signing Jon Flanagan has returned to parent club Liverpool.

Newcastle United targeting Burnley striker Andre Gray - sources

Andre Gray celebrates scoring his hat trick.
Andre Gray scored nine Premier League goals in 2016-17.

Newcastle United are lining up a move for Burnley striker Andre Gray, sources close to the North East club have told ESPN FC.

Gray is entering the final year of his contract at Burnley and has yet to agree a new deal at Turf Moor, alerting a number of clubs, including Newcastle.

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is keen to bolster his forward options this summer as he prepares for life back in the Premier League and Gray is a top target.

Gray scored nine goals for Burnley this season in his first campaign...

 By Jamie Smith

Dominance at Turf Moor the highlight of a season to remember for Burnley

Sean Dyche says it's onwards and upwards for Burnley in the Premier League.

Burnley survived in the Premier League for the first time in the club's history, with Sean Dyche leading the Clarets to 10 home wins at fortress Turf Moor to ensure their comfortable survival.

Rating out of 10: 8


Beating Liverpool 2-0 at Turf Moor in just the second game was a warning shot to the rest of the Premier League that Burnley, having won the Championship last season, were ready to compete.

The Clarets made a tremendous start and a pair of stunning first half goals from Sam Vokes...