Premiership

Duggan Vigil Will Not Stop Spurs Match

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Tottenham have confirmed that their game against Crystal Palace will go ahead on Saturday despite a clash with a planned vigil for Mark Duggan. Dug...

Why Have The Magpies And Black Cats Taken On The Law?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

In an unlikely show of solidarity, Newcastle United and Sunderland football clubs have vowed to ignore Northumbria Police over its control of derby ma...

Discrimination in British Football

Ally Livingston | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ally Livingston

Football is simple to learn, inexpensive to play, and loved across so many borders. As such, it can teach its fans (and its players) the values of mutual respect and tolerance. When your young heroes are so diverse, it is bound to stutter racism.

Who Should Be Considered the Favourites to Win the Premier League This Season?

Jamie Barwick | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Jamie Barwick

It would be foolish of me to try and predict the final top six with so long left in the season, but so far it seems that we are in for one of the most open and competitive Premier League seasons for years.

It's All Kicked Off Again...

Joff Thompson | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Sport
Joff Thompson

The 2013/2014 football season is still in its infancy, but already things are shaping up as we might expect; Highgate's finest Rod Stewart has already...

Inside the FA: A View From the Governance Team

Darren Bailey | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Sport
Darren Bailey

It was late October in 1863 when Ebenezer Cobb Morley and his contemporaries gathered together in London's Freemason's Tavern, near to where Holborn tube station is today, to establish a code of rules for the regulation of football. Fast forward to today and the modern game is unrecognisable from those humble beginnings. Its global audience has never been bigger with interest in the English game growing year-on-year. With this comes huge expectation, from fans, players, managers and the media...

Committed to Queens Park Rangers for Life

Tony Fernandes | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Sport
Tony Fernandes

This is not a one-year or two-year project at QPR. This is a lifelong commitment. We need a new training ground, a new stadium and a more successful academy. The path in front of us is exciting. With a little bit of luck along the way, I am confident we can fulfil the dreams of the R's supporters over the coming weeks, months and years.

Why Is Big Sam Given Such Short Shrift?

Matt Clough | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Sport
Matt Clough

Sam Allardyce's teams purport a type of football that may not be as pleasing to the eye as that of Barcelona or Arsenal, but it has consistently proven successful, and for the fans of his teams, that's by far the most important thing (how many Arsenal fans wouldn't sacrifice a bit of their trademark passing game in exchange for bringing the title to the Emirates?).

Why Luis Suarez Won't Win Player of the Year

Jack Howes | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Sport
Jack Howes

If Suarez doesn't win the award, as seems likely, it is because he is a villain of Iago-esque proportions, the bĂȘte noire of the Premier League. He's not just the player who everyone loves to hate, he genuinely is hated.

Should Lukaku Stay Away From Stamford Bridge Next Season?

Steve Towells | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Sport
Steve Towells

In many ways, Lukaku is just the player Rafa Benitez has been missing this season and it's maybe unfortunate (or just a yawning oversight) that of the three strikers the European Champions have on their books, the most in-form/not terrible is 146.4 miles away in the Midlands.

Howay Les Hommes!

Kevin Blundell | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Sport
Kevin Blundell

It is only two games and further work must be done to salvage the season, but big strides have been taken and fears of relegation are residing. These signings are a show of intent by Alan Pardew and his scouting team, who have once again shown their qualities with some astute signings.

Scott Parker Vs the World - Tottenham Star Upgraded to MVP

Steve Towells | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Sport
Steve Towells

There's something reassuringly old-fashioned about Scott Parker as a footballer; the unflappable side-parting, the perma-grass-stained knees, the affection for bone-shuddering challenges.

Transfer Deadline Day: Five Reasons Why Queens Park Rangers Can Escape Relegation

Archie Thomas | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Sport
Archie Thomas

While there's no denying that the R's are peppering precariously around the relegation trapdoor, there are some rock-solid reasons QPR can escape the dreaded drop.

Always Believe in...

Terry Land | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK Sport
Terry Land

My first reaction when I heard Cole might be returning to Upton Park was weary resignation - another washed-up player with his best years behind him and ruined by managerial incompetence.

Flirting With the Premier League

Emily Stacey | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Sport
Emily Stacey

Despite my best efforts to write about golfing antics on and off the course in an engaging way, it seems that most of the males I know are completely uninterested. Forget the golf, they say, and write about football instead.

Football Must Get its House in Order

David Gold | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Sport
David Gold

I've never seen a club chairman cry over football, I've never seen a manager do it either. Sure, the odd player has shed tears but I've seen millions of fans with tears streaming down their faces because of their love for their football club and that's why we need governance to protect football from itself.

The Olympic Stadium Is Worth More Than Football

Sri Sritharan | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Sport
Sri Sritharan

If the London 2012 Olympic Games have taught us anything it is that football doesn't quite matter anymore.

The Long Overdue Recognition of Fraser Forster

Ally Livingston | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Sport
Ally Livingston

An anti-Scottish attitude has been embedded in the English game for far too long.

Scoring Before Half-Time

Ally Livingston | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Sport
Ally Livingston

For every young boy or girl interested in the beautiful game, their family is key to their footballing education. Your team, your favourite players, and plethora of other footballing opinions, all are influenced by the viewpoints of you respected elders.

What Now, Wayne?

Mark Kelleher | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Kelleher

The nauseating bone-deep gash to his thigh was not the only thing that would have had Wayne Rooney grimacing on Saturday last.

Nail-Biting Win For Premiership Champions, Man City Beat Southampton 3-2

PA | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Sport

It was deja-vu all over again for Manchester City as the Barclays Premier League champions opened their title defence with a thrilling win over newly-...

A Sad Mess - The Glazers, Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United's Supporters

Mark Kelleher | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Kelleher

Those with heroes all share a propensity for thinking the individuals they adore are somehow infallible. A state of unadulterated perfection is moulde...

Footballer's Wedding Turns To Brawl

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK

Police were called twice to the wedding of former Premier League footballer, Danny Guthrie, after fights and disturbances broke out between guests. ...

What We Talk About When We Talk About United

Mark Kelleher | Posted 04.08.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Kelleher

Reducing an entire campaign to the amount of points amassed during it is a dangerous thing. While a high total can signify a high win percentage, it says absolutely nothing about the performances that go into shaping a season.

Caring Only When it Suits - The Glazers and Manchester United's Supporters

Mark Kelleher | Posted 07.07.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Kelleher

It was only a few short weeks back, but the events in between have made it seem like it was an eternity ago. Eight points clear and facing into what should have been six easily attainable points against Wigan and Everton, my perpetual doomlordery came to the fore and my mind drifted - as it too often does - to the misery of United's ownership.