sunday league

Fleetwood to Leicester to Arsenal – Are you the next Jamie Vardy?

June 7, 2016

The World’s 1st Manager-less Football Club uses fan power to uncover the next Jamie Vardy. United London FC, the only club that gives football fans the power to vote on a real starting eleven, begins its search for the next Jamie Vardy in London on the 18th June. We are looking for around 500 footballers […] […]

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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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Petition for grassroots overhaul for the FA

July 12, 2010

Let’s stop this England failure from happening again

As another World Cup comes and goes, it’s another disappointment for the ever passionate and loyal England fans.

We’ve heard the excuses from the FA and Fabio Capello. “The players were tired” the manager said. Funny that, because against Germany, England players ran further on av […]

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The UK’s worst team end 40-game losing streak

April 13, 2010

We’ve all dished out and even been on the end of a good hiding, but spare a thought for AFC Aldermaston, Britain’s worst football team, who finally ended their 40 game losing streak with a 1-1 draw against Warminster Town on Saturday.

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Marceltipool – Keeping our eye on the ball

June 7, 2009

Marceltipool – the fledgling club for London-based Olympique de Marseille, Celtic and Liverpool fans – is coming along very nicely. Disappointingly, still no Marseille fans are involved but our first training session should be taking place over the next week or so and ideas are being bounced around for next season. The club even has a nicknam […]

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Football on Easter Sunday? Heaven forbid!

April 14, 2009

Football and religion

Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, has criticised the Premier League for scheduling games on Easter Sunday, saying it should be a day to spend time with those we love. I like Dr Sentamu. He speaks a lot of sense, most recently suggesting that making St George’s Day a national holiday could promote unity in England. […]

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The FA are bunch of old farts!

April 8, 2009

Mickey Marbles weekly rant A ref ordered a penalty to be retaken in a Sunday league game last week when a oppo’s player put one down (The blow-off, not the ball!) when it was kicked! not a lie, I tell thee. The Chorlton Villa player (That’s Chorlton, not Trumpton!) got a yellow card for the […] […]

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Reffing hell it’s hard work!

April 5, 2009

My Sunday Morning

From a young age I have always been intrigued by the thought of refereeing a football match. How fun it seemed to be involved in a game so close up, watching two teams compete for glory. How many fans would love the opportunity to watch their heroes, not from the grandstand, but from the same patch of turf? There is a catch, of […]

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Marceltipool – A club with a difference

March 29, 2009

Onwards and upwards

Many moons ago when flicking through copy of the free Sport newspaper I stumbled upon a piece on a website that acted as a classifieds directory for football teams searching for players and vice versa. With the best of intentions (specifically: offering myself as a lazy inside-left with a shot outcome sequence of goal kick, […]

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Respect – New campaign featuring Ray Winstone

March 17, 2009

Respect is The FA’s programme to address unacceptable behavior in football – on and off the pitch.

On average, 7,000 referees quit football every year at because of the abuse they receive from players and from the sidelines. Lots of children also pack it in because of the a […]

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Sunday League – Great goals

February 26, 2009

What have these goals got in common? David Bentleys volley, Deco’s over head kick, Van Persie’s right footer against Liverpool. They are all truly great goals, which we will no doubt seen another 100 times before the season is over. But what about us? The real people, we play football too you know. So we […] […]

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Unsung Heroes

January 27, 2009

No win situation A minute’s silence, please, for a dead profession; an imPOSSIBLE profession; a DREADFUL profession. A minute’s silence, my friends, for the only white people who can truly know what it’s like to be discriminated against based on the colour of their skin—or, in this case, the colour of their jersey: REFEREES. I’m [… […]

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