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English FA reform call to impact on Island?

The English Football Association, which provides vital funding for our FA, is under fire from the British Government at the moment.

It says the English FA has failed to implement promised reforms, with Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe expressing disappointment at the FA's apparent lack of development in crucial areas of the national game.

He's gone so far as to say the UK government might consider withdrawing its £25m grassroots investment in football if the FA fails to address its concerns.

Manx Radio's Football Correspondent Tony Mepham, who's also the Isle of Man FA's Chairman of Fixtures, gave Edward Oldham his thoughts on the news:

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