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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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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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England are off to the World Cup, can we start enjoying ourselves now?

October 15, 2013

Shock horror, turns out all that worrying about the current England squad was for nothing. Victory against Poland guaranteed not only automatic qualification for next year’s World Cup Finals in Brazil but also a much needed and thoroughly deserved respite for manager Roy Hodgson. All the talk in the build to the final two group […] […]

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Do you know more than the referee? Take the referee theory test

August 31, 2012

From Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ to the two-footed tackle, match officials can make or break a team’s season with their decision making and interpretation of events. Every weekend, football fans across the world leave football grounds disgruntled at the perceived injustice their team has received at the hands of the ref. This i […]

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Should Barton still be allowed to play?

June 7, 2012

QPR captain Joey Barton’s future has been yet again thrown into doubt following a brawl outside a Liverpool nightclub on 4 June. The fight, which involved Barton and two other men has led QPR to launch an investigation into the incident and saw Barton arrested for his involvement in the scuffle. But should QPR just say […] […]

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Why Chelsea Will Blow the Premier League to Pieces Next Season

June 4, 2012

Why Chelsea will blow the Premier League to pieces. For the foundations of why Chelsea will win the Premier League this season it is important to analyse what their starting line up next season could potentially be: P Cech (30), A Cole (31), G Cahill (26), J Terry (31), G van der Wiel (24), F […] […]

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UKFF Academy make final of the Academy Cup

June 4, 2012

The UKFF academy side almost made history by becoming the first team to win the Academy Cup on their first attempt. Made up exclusively from the website the squad showed tremendous spirit by reaching the final after a stunning comeback in the semi final to seal a dramatic win on penalties.  Trailing 2-0 with 7 […] […]

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Rooney’s mistake paves way for Crouch to be England’s Euro hero

May 8, 2012

Say what you want about Roy Hodgson’s England appointment, the cultured manager certainly likes his target men. In my view, this will suit England perfectly with Wayne Rooney’s badly-judged sending-off in the qualifiers opening the door for Peter Crouch, who has consistently impressed as an England player under any manager. Hodgson atte […]

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Redknapp Cannot Rescue English Expectations

March 7, 2012

Last Wednesday, England conceded three goals at Wembley for the first time since 2007, heaping more misery on the national team’s build-up to Euro 2012. Still void of a manager and with the tournament under 14 weeks away, the outlook for the England football team is grim at best. Stuart Peace was employed in a […] […]

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FA Cup generates 650m for English football

January 27, 2012

Deloitte report assessing the financial impact of The FA Cup reveals: £650m earned by clubs in the past 10 years Crawley Town receive £1m pay day from single FA Cup tie  As excitement builds ahead of The FA Cup with Budweiser Fourth Round Proper, the financial impact of the competition has been revealed in a new report […] […]

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Things can only get Blatter

December 5, 2011

Considering the fact that Sepp Blatter has been working for FIFA for the best part of 40 years, it is remarkable just how good he’s gotten at annoying football fans, or should I say English football fans. Now if any other 75 year old man with a degree in business and economics (and has never […] […]

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Live the Life of a premier league footballer with Chang Beer

October 18, 2011

If there is one thing that we know at Dexy’s Den, it’s that we love a nice cold beer.. Chang Beer that is. What makes it even better is their new on-pack promotion for two lucky winners to win the once in a lifetime chance to Live The Life of a premier league footballer for […] […]

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