The Offside Daily – Premier League ref dropped, England legend nearly quit football and Chelsea boss disappointed in fringe players


10 of the biggest football stories of the day:

1. Northumberland FA vice president John Cumming has been suspended for telling a female official that women would never referee in his league.

2. Premier League referee Mark Clattenberg will not referee a Premier League game this weekend after breaking protocol to attend an Ed Sheeren concert.

3. Chelsea’s fringe players failed to impress Jose Mourinho in last nights 2-1 Capital One cup win over Shrewsbury.

4. Newcastle United defender Daryl Janmaat says Alan Pardew has the backing of the squad.

5. Nigeria have until Friday to overturn a recent court ruling that voided its football elections, or they will face a FIFA ban.

6. Sir Geoff Hurst nearly quit football four years before the 1966 World Cup….to play cricket. (Western Daily Press)

7. Mitre and the Football League have teamed up to help kick-off Movember. (The Football League)

8. Sorry Football Manager fans, the game will not be returning to Playstation Vita this season. (Digital Spy)

9. VIDEO – Watch this referee award Genk a goal for hitting the crossbar, if only it was this easy to score goals. (Metro)

10. VIDEO – See Thomas Muller star in Germany World Cup film ‘Die Mannschaft’ in authentic German dress. (Metro)

Today’s Offside Daily is brought to you by Stuart Dick

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