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Is Grassroots Football Heading for a Crisis?

Alex Jones | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Sport
Alex Jones

Last month's announcement that the Football Association is going to lose a significant amount of investment - £1.6m of public funding - is the latest wake-up call for amateur football. Sport England is responsible for distributing public money to increase sports participation, and its decision to reduce funding for football is as a result of a sharp decline in the number of people playing the sport.

Jim Murphy Urges FIFA To Put Pressure On Qatar Over Working Conditions

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Sport

Fifa and the national football associations of the UK should put pressure on Qatar to improve the "sub-human" working conditions of thousands of migra...

Hillsborough To Be Commemorated 25 Years On

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Sport

English football will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster by delaying kick off in all Premier League, Football League, Footb...

Tens Of Thousands Bid Farewell To 'Preston Plumber' Finney (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Sport

Tens of thousands of people are expected to turn out for the civic funeral of Sir Tom Finney in Preston. Six Players Moyes Needs To Turn United Int...

Nicolas Anelka Charged By FA Over Quenelle Gesture

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

The Football Association has charged West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka following his "quenelle" gesture in the match against West Ham last month. If...

Time to Hit the January Sales?

Tony Jimenez | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

The January sales are a long-standing British tradition - and football clubs across the country will have their shopping trolleys at the ready, as they enter the second half of their respective campaigns.

Anelka Told Not To Repeat 'Quenelle' Gesture By West Brom

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Sport

Nicolas Anelka has been told not to repeat his controversial quenelle gesture by West Brom. Anelka is accused of making an anti-Semitic statement w...

Some Legacy - Football 'Less Popular' Than Swimming And Cycling

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Sport

The London 2012 legacy is struggling to "inspire a generation", after it emerged the number of 16 to 25-year-olds playing sport has gone down since th...

Is English Football's Anti-Flare Campaign Another Scaremongering Tactic?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Sport

English football's governing bodies are launching a campaign to warn of the dangers of fans letting off flares and smoke bombs after it was revealed c...

Peter Tatchell: 'FA Not Supporting Gay Footballers'

Joe Sandler Clarke | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Sandler Clarke

Peter Tatchell has said the Football Association is not supporting gay players, accusing those at the top of the organisation of "shirking their responsibility" to tackle homophobia in the game.

Football Association Traces Living Descendants Of Game's Founding Fathers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Sport

The Football Association has traced the living descendants of the eight "Founding Fathers" who created the sport 150 years ago. Relatives have been...

Roy Hodgson Furious Over Andros Townsend 'Monkey' Furore

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Sport

England manager Roy Hodgson is furious his side's achievement in reaching the World Cup has been overshadowed by the Andros Townsend "monkey" furore. ...

Paul Ince, Blackpool Boss, Threatened To 'Knock Out' Official

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Sport

Blackpool manager Paul Ince received a five-match stadium ban for "violently shoving" a fourth official in an expletive-laden rant and threatened to "...

England To Face Germany In November Friendly

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Sport

England look set to face Germany in a friendly next month as part of their World Cup preparations. The Football Association (FA) had been planning ...

Carrick's 30 England Caps In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Sport

Michael Carrick is set to partner Steven Gerrard in the England midfield for their final World Cup qualifier against Poland. Frank Lampard, who end...

Poland Get 18,000 Tickets For England Match At Wembley

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Sport

The Football Association has defended its decision to sell 18,000 tickets to Poland fans for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier with England at Wembley. ...

The Fickle Association

Chris Godfrey | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Godfrey

Even the most pious football supporter would be hard pressed to admit they didn't enjoy the "other" side of football - you know, the stuff which has very little to do with kicking a ball and more to do with selling papers. Not a week goes by where the latest taxing soap opera isn't dominating the back pages of our newspapers...

'The Only People Who Should Play For England Are English People'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Sport

The Football Association has another headache to contend with ahead of England's World Cup qualifiers after Jack Wilshere said he opposed a possible T...

Prince William Wears Wayne Rooney's Football Boots At Buckingham Palace

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Sport

The Duke of Cambridge wore Wayne Rooney's boots as he graced the Buckingham Palace turf as football took over the British monarchy's official residenc...

Buckingham Palace Stages Civil Service Vs Polytechnic Football Match (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Sport

Buckingham Palace's garden staged a historic match between Polytechnic FC and Civil Service FC as part of the Football Association's 150th anniversary...

Mail Undermines England's World Cup Chances With Redknapp Serialisation

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Sport

Roy Hodgson admitted on Match of the Day this was the "biggest week" of his managerial career as he attempts to secure World Cup qualification for Eng...

Redknapp Says FA Are Clueless About Coaching

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Sport

Harry Redknapp has criticised the Football Association's decision-making and said he "would not trust them to show him a good manager if their lives d...

Football Association's 150th Anniversary Tube Map (PICTURE)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK Sport

As part of the Football Association's 150th anniversary celebrations, English football's governing body has created its very own London Underground tu...

Spurs Fans Could Face Criminal Charges Over 'Yid' Chanting, Says FA

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Sport

Tottenham fans could face criminal charges for chanting the word "Yid", the Football Association has warned. The issue of whether the chanting of "...

Football Supporters Face Prosecution For 'Online Hooliganism'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Sport

Football supporters who abuse players or fellow fans online have been warned they could face prosecution, as a new policy for tackling "online hooliga...