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Sepp Blatter was just trying to save the butterflies

On Monday, I wrote a piece centred on Rob Styles’ performance in Sunday’s match between Manchester United and Tottenham at Old Trafford, illustrating how the rules of the game can sometimes make life difficult for referees. Wednesday evening saw United at Selhurst Park to meet Crystal Palace and it witnessed match official Craig Pawson make life difficult for himself.  Read More »

Soundtrack For a Week Full of Football

Football and music – not the usual bedfellows: but there’s a certain awe that music can lend itself to the atmosphere and build-up of football. Arsenal famously plays London Calling before games, to energise the crowd. All the pre-match build video packages all have suitable music too – but what tunes should be coming from your stereo this week?  Read More »

How the Premier League reacted to the US elections

Sport and politics go hand in hand these days, so it was no surprise to see a number of Premier League club owners, players and fans show their support for either Donald Trump or Hilary Clinton in the United States Presidential election.  Read More »

Is a fresh face about to solve the US Mens’ National Team identity crisis?

So, Bill Goldberg is apparently coming out of retirement to stage a rematch with Brock Lesnar. If you follow the WWE, you’ll know they’ve been bringing back retired stars quite a bit over the last few years. If they’re too old to wrestle, like Rick Flair or Roddy Piper, they get beaten up by some young star (or stars) during an interview. ... Read More »

African footballers you never knew were related

Successful African footballing brothers such as the Toure’s (Yaya and Kolo) from Cote d’Ivoire, Uche’s (Kalu and Ikechukw) from Nigeria, Ayew’s (Andre and Jordan) from Ghana amongst others have all left their indelible mark on the beautiful game. Read More »

3 of the weirdest football stories of the week

The world of football can be incredibly unusual. Matches can be called off for the most bizarre reasons and we have seen this numerous times over the last couple of years. The footballing world will hopefully never lose it weirdness and to celebrate it here are three footballing stories that we believe can be classed as relatively weird, that have ... Read More »

The perfect penalty kick

Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen many shocking penalty misses. Zaza’s in the Euro’s against Germany must be the worst. However, hitting a ball from 12 yards into a goal seems to be more than difficult. Read More »

What should you eat before a football game ?

Hours spent practising techniques and improving your skills are pointless if you turn up to a football match lacking energy due to what you have eaten. “You should pay as much attention to your nutrition as you do to every other aspect of your game,” says sports nutritionist Gavin Allinson. The pre-match meal is the arguably the most important factor ... Read More »

Some picks for your 2016/17 Fantasy Football squad

After numerous hours of making, remaking and making an inspiring fantasy football team once again, I think that I may have found a winning combination. It’s a mix of players from a mix of teams and this year I am hoping that I will be the one celebrating in front of my friends! Read More »

Chinese Super League lands on Sky Sports

Last weekend, Sky Sports aired its first two episodes of Chinese Super League football. The decision to acquire the UK rights for the league was announced last week and Sky has made a quick turn around to get Chinese football on our screens. Read More »

After Celtic lose to Lincoln Red Imps, we look at 5 other footballing upsets

Brendan Rodgers’ reign as Celtic boss began in humbling style this week as the Scottish champions were beaten 1-0 by Gibraltarian part-timers Lincoln Red Imps in the Champions League second qualifying round first leg. The minnows team contained a fireman and taxi driver within its ranks, and whilst it certainly represents a giant-killing, it was not the first and will ... Read More »

Five reasons why you should definitely check out Japanese football

Don’t starve yourself of football between now and the start of the domestic European leagues, watch one of Asia’s finest football leagues, the top flight of Japan – the J1 League. It’s open, improving (at dramatic pace) and generally full of goal-mouth action. Considering all eighteen J1 teams will be included in FIFA ’17, why not watch and research the ... Read More »

The Forgotten Cup(s): FIFA Confederations Cup

The Confederations Cup is held every four years and sees the best national teams compete in a small-scale tournament. The contemporary tournament is held one year before a world cup and works as a warm up for the footballing body hosting football’s biggest tournament. Part of series of the forgotten football competitions. Read More »

The USA vs. Argentina – Copa America Semi-Final Preview

The NRG stadium in Houston, Texas, will be home to the Copa America Semi-Final.  Clint Dempsey and company have been sensational so far in the tournament, but come up against a powerhouse of world football in Argentina. Lionel Messi is back in the starting eleven and primed to become Argentina’s highest goalscorer. Who will advance to the final? Read More »

The Forgotten Cup(s): The FIFA Club World Cup

International football’s biggest prize is unquestionably the World Cup. Club football’s equivalent is the FIFA Club World Cup, but it’s unusually not talked about and largely forgotten from football fans minds. Why is that? Surely a competition between the world’s best clubs should enthral football fans across the globe… Read More »

Five Times When Teammates Have Clashed

Pictures have surfaced this week of the nasty clash of heads between Norwich City’s Gary O’Neill and Robbie Brady which left O’Neill with a nice looking gash on his forehead while Brady lost two teeth for his troubles in this accidental coming together. Read More »

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