Premier League investment could save grassroots football, so why isn’t it happening?

July 14, 2015

From 2016 the teams of the Premier League will receive a combined £5.136bn pounds for the rights to televise their games by SKY and BT Sports. It will be the largest sum they have received since the Premier League’s inception and a significant increase on the £3bn they currently earn. With such staggering resources, resources […] […]

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Is Raheem Sterling the Worlds most expensive sub?

July 12, 2015

It looks like the most boring transfer saga since Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona is finally over, with Liverpool accepting £49m for the speedy forward. The transfer is still subject to a medial with Sterling hiding in his pram. The 20-year old turned down a staggering £100,000-a-week deal to stay at Liverpool where it is rumoured that the Anfiel […]

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Would you like to train along side Premier League stars?

July 9, 2015

Ever thought how it would feel to train along side Premier League stars? Well now is your chance! UCL Academicals are looking for exceptional players for next season. The team plays in the Amateur Football Combination Senior North. The home pitch is UCL Sports Ground, Shenley, which is shared with Watford FC and are located next […] […]

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Is Abou Diaby, an enigma, or just plain unlucky?

July 1, 2015

It’s the news that all Arsenal fans were dreading, after nine long years, midfielder Abou Diaby has been released. The Frenchman joined the Gunners from Auxerre in 2006, but a succession of serious injuries limited his appearances to just 182. One must feel an element of sympathy for the lad, after all, it’s not his fault he [… […]

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Joey Barton – Spot on or just bitter?

June 27, 2015

Like him or loathe him, Joey Barton is a rare breed in the football media. An intelligent out spoken, passionate, football fan with an honest opinion. The former QPR midfielder tells 5 live Sport that the culture in English football is “rotten from top to bottom” following the team’s exit from European Championships. The culture […]

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Women’s sport participation and gender equality

June 25, 2015

African women in the beautiful game Despite a notably high percentage of women in political positions, South Africa has high rates of rape and domestic violence, suggesting poor gender equality, widespread discrimination and male dominance in (South) Africa. Ogunniyi’s recent research in South African Review of Sociology, examines women’s invol […]

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Are you looking for new players for your football team?

June 21, 2015

UK Football Finder is the UK’s largest grass roots football network. Established in 2007, we’ve arranged over half a million trials nationwide from Sunday League to Semi Pro, 5-aside to jumpers for goal posts. We’ve even supplied players to Manchester City, West Ham, Leeds United & many more. Its free to sign up and message […] […]

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“I’d change my religion before my team”, say football fans

June 20, 2015

Fans agree with Eric Cantona that:  “You can change your wife, your politics, your religion… but never, never, can you change your favourite football team.”Football fans are more likely to change their religion than the team they support, according to a national poll, published on the eve of Easter. Three-quarters (74.9%) of football se […]

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Should Barkley play in the number 10 role ahead of Rooney?

June 10, 2014

@Josh_McLoughlin Ross Barkley has had a wonderful season blossoming in Roberto Martinez’s Everton side. Rightly so he was named in the England World Cup squad and against Ecuador and Honduras he showed that he can be a big player for England this summer. Despite being just 20-years-old Barkley can command a starting place in the England sid […]

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How England should line up

May 22, 2014

This is the first world cup that I can remember where there hasn’t been an air of optimism surrounding England’s world cup chances. 2006 of course was the so-called golden generation but in 2010 there was still a sort of unspoken belief that England could go the distance. In 2014 however there is a unanimous […] […]

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Rochdale fans top suffering league; Man Utd rank last:

April 14, 2014

“Fan Suffering Index” names football’s most & least long-suffering Rochdale fans have followed their club through… thin and thinner, shows study of 220,000 results since 1888 birth of Football League … But Man Utd fans don’t know what “suffering” means  Rochdale fans include comic Tommy Cannon, singer Lisa Stansfield Whil […]

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ITV warms up for World Cup with new animated sitcom about family, football and the passion of being a fan

April 14, 2014

Warren United – 6 x 30 min family sitcom for ITV4: kicks off 22nd April  Simon Nye, the writer of Men Behaving Badly, Baby Cow, the production company behind Uncle, Gavin and Stacey, Mighty Boosh and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, and leading Canadian animation house, Smiley Guy, have teamed up to bring you this feel-good […] […]

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