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England fail at penalties because they are a mental, not technical, action
15:37 Thursday 6th July 2017

After England U21's lost to Germany on penalties, manager Aidy Boothroyd stated that he and his team had practised them for weeks. The issue, though, is that penalties are not a technical exercise. They are a mental one, and replicating the…

Professional referees need our help
11:30 Monday 8th May 2017

When we were young and realised we didn't have enough ability to make it as a professional footballer, what became a second choice career? I know I didn't, but did any of you think about putting on a black kit, grabbing a whistle, pocketing…

The perfect penalty kick
11:57 Wednesday 7th September 2016

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.

Match Report: Chelsea 1-1 Birmingham City (Birmingham Fan's Perspective)
20:43 Monday 20th February 2012

Birmingham extended their unbeaten run to 14 games with a 1-1 draw against Premier League opposition Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup 5th Round. The talk in the media will no doubt be all about the job security of Chelsea boss Andre…

Match Report: Watford 1-1 Leeds United (A Watford Fan's Perspective)
20:08 Sunday 11th December 2011

A Tale of Two Pens (or should that be a Paen, or perhaps a Pain?) It was the best of pens, it was the worst of pens.  Those last five minutes not only changed the match, but also the headline to this article, which hitherto had been (in my…

Sturridge Inspired Blues Dominate After Early Ref Clanger
14:52 Monday 5th December 2011

Newcastle 0-3 ChelseaTen minutes into the game a raucous home crowd burst into a verse of 'You're just a s**t Colocinni' after a lucky David Luiz remained on the pitch despite hauling down an eager Demba Ba.  That Luiz and not the Newcastle…

Liverpool 1 Sunderland 1
23:16 Saturday 13th August 2011
By Andy

It's an old cliché but it really was a game of two halves today at Anfield. The first half belonged to Liverpool and after just five minutes the home side were awarded a penalty after Kieran Richardson had brought down Luis Suarez in the box…