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No guts, no glory: NFL on an otherwise empty international Sunday
09:00 Monday 9th October 2017

With little of interest happening on an international break, a football fan must avoid sinking to new lows, including watching the NFL. England had already sealed its World Cup place. Nations that hadn't, such as the United States, France,…

Premier League
Jermain Defoe back to AFC Bournemouth: Where he'll be playing for Bradley Lowery
14:00 Tuesday 1st August 2017

One of England's most respected footballers, Jermain Defoe will be setting himself new targets this season. The ex-Sunderland frontman signed as a free agent with AFC Bournemouth this summer. After The Black Cats suffered relegation, Defoe…

The Weird And The Wonderful
Guillermo Ochoa carries the torch for the misunderstood goalkeeper
10:00 Saturday 15th July 2017

It's said everything is connected. The exception to the rule is goalkeepers. We try to connect with everyone else. But no. Now, Guillermo Ochoa has taken our otherness to an entirely new level. I was born in the United States, grew up in Canada.…

Next Goal Wins
Time and space: Football's critical optical illusion
10:00 Saturday 8th July 2017

To the naked eye, an empty football pitch appears massive. It doesn't look much smaller when occupied by 22 men battling for control over a single ball. Yet, there may be less time and space available to a footballer than any other athlete…

Will these proposed FIFA rules make our football unrecognisable?
16:30 Friday 23rd June 2017

Ever heard of the International Football Association Board (IFAB)? It's the organisation under FIFA, responsible for defining the rules of football worldwide. Take a look at the proposed football rules by IFAB, don't you think it'll water down…

Why I Love Football
Why players must be fully medically screened
13:30 Monday 12th June 2017

The tragic news that former Newcastle United attacker Cheick Tiote passed away after collapsing in a training session in China has been a shock to all. The Ivorian was just 30-years-old and was taken to hospital in China where he had been playing…

My Football Club Isn’t Doing It for Me Anymore, Can I Switch?
19:07 Wednesday 15th March 2017

In 2017 you can commit as much or as little time to anything you like. You can change your car, partner, beer and even your gender. But so much as think of changing your football club and eyebrows will be raised. Based on a deep meaningful…

The halfway line goal - not as impressive as you think
15:21 Tuesday 14th March 2017

We've all seen them and we've all marvelled at the sheer class a halfway line goal shows but, if you take a closer look and disassemble the goal itself, they may not be anywhere near as impressive as you might imagine. Here's a breakdown of…

Leicester City: What's gone so wrong?
14:00 Sunday 12th February 2017

Well, I guess there's only one place to begin - during the summer. If there were several things Leicester needed to make sure of, it was that they did the following: Keep Vardy (check)Keep Mahrez (check)Keep Kante (...)These three players,…

The magnificent 47 teams who have graced the Premier League
14:30 Sunday 29th January 2017

Next May sees the completion of a quarter century of Premier League seasons. The 24 seasons that have played out thus far have only yielded a relatively thin number of champion clubs, just six different destinations for the trophy in all. Thirteen…

Five-a-Side is a more complete game of football
14:00 Tuesday 24th January 2017

Football, there's so many variations of the world's favourite sport – but a trusty five-a-side is arguably more of a comprehensive form of the game than the traditional eleven-a-side we watch every week. I've been playing five-a-side with my…

Taking the Mkhitaryan
18:00 Sunday 22nd January 2017

I'm quite sure Antonín Panenka had no inkling of the far-reaching legacy he was about to gift the world of football as he lined up to take his crucial spot-kick for Czechoslovakia in the European Championship final of 1976. I mean, he may have…

Premier League
What has happened to the 4-4-2 formation?
10:35 Thursday 19th January 2017

When I first started watching football at a young age I was intrigued by the game, as we all were when we were young. Always asking questions to learn more about the game we grew up to love. One thing that most of us will know is how much football…

The Old Man United: Why I Miss The Old Days, Ways, And Players
14:00 Sunday 15th January 2017

I am going to go ahead and say it, “I miss the old Manchester United.” I believed in their style, their play, their domination of the Premier League, and their ability to reenergize themselves to be practically unbeatable under the leadership…

England National Team
Flashback: 2016 – A year of surprises
17:59 Tuesday 27th December 2016

As we have entered into the final week of 2016, and before we bid adieu to the year, I would like to take you to a short memory ride of the football events that left the world shell-shocked at times, and these stories and situations are why…