Former Stoke City trainee George Blackstock has filed a civil case against Stoke City, seeking damages after he claims that he suffered post traumatic stress due to initiations that were carried out by the club under the management of Stoke City manager, and former England captain, Mick Mills.
Mills is accused of turning a blind eye to what allegedly happened at the club — which included sexual attacks, pranks and other initiation ceremonies.
Mills, who captained England in the 1982 World Cup, denies the accusations.
The civil hearing will determine whether the case can proceed since the incidents allegedly happened between 1985-89.
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Ex-England captain Mick Mills denies turning blind eye to Stoke ‘abuse’ — The Guardian
- Manchester United manager David Moyes takes ‘complete responsibility’ for club’s recent slump — Telegraph
- Jermain Defoe exit will be blocked unless Tottenham can sign new striker, with Javier Hernandez among targets — Independent
- Video: The booking that prompted DJ Campbell’s arrest for alleged spot-fixing — Off The Post
- Per Mertesacker dying to watch the cricket before leaving Arsenal — Metro
- Arsenal and Chelsea on alert as Julian Draxler hints at Schalke exit — Evening Standard
- Manchester United could go back for Wesley Sneijder in January according to reports — The Mirror
- Stan Collymore contacts police after suffering racist abuse on Twitter — The Mail
- Numbers coming out of Manchester United show landscape is changing under the Glazers’ ownership. Maybe it’s time for a truce? — Independent
- West Ham eye Diego Milito transfer from Inter Milan for a bargain fee — The Mirror
- Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen set to miss crucial Christmas schedule through injury — Telegraph
- Swansea eye January keeper swoop as Laudrup laments Michel Vorm surgery — The Mail
- Ashley Cole contract: Jose Mourinho says Chelsea left-back deserves new deal — The Independent
- Fifa dismiss concerns of Brazil hooliganism after violence mars league match — The Independent
- Football Manager experts say World Cup 2014 will be the same old quarter-final heartbreak for England — Metro
- FIFA World Cup Draw on Univision outperforms ESPN2 and reaches 2.4 million total viewers — TV By The Numbers
UEFA Champions League
- David Luiz and Ashley Cole set for Chelsea return against Steaua — The Guardian
- Napoli’s Marek Hamsik fails to recover in time for Gunners Champions League clash — Metro
- Greenpeace’s Gazprom protest disrupts Real Madrid’s Champions League conference — The Guardian
- Barcelona raise possibility of move away from Nou Camp to new stadium — The Independent
- The Bayern Bulletin: Ribéry and Heynckes shortlisted, US tour extended — Bavarian Football Works
- Inside Bayern Munich: how the Bundesliga club plans global expansion — The Guardian
- Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen retires — Pro Soccer Talk
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