UK Soccer

A Look at FC Barcelona's Fixtures for the 2016-17 Season

David Leigh | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Sport
David Leigh

FC Barcelona's domestic fixture list was revealed on Friday when the draw for the 2016/17 Spanish League took place in Madrid.

FC Barcelona: History of the Joan Gamper Trophy

David Leigh | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Sport
David Leigh

On Wednesday FC Barcelona confirmed the 2016 Joan Gamper Trophy will be played on 10th August against Italian club Sampdoria. As usual this annual competition is to be played at Barça's Camp Nou stadium and although the match isn't the most important in Barcelona's calendar, it does give supporters a chance to see the players before the real work gets underway.

The England Football Team: A Theory

Jamie Beck | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

It is just possible that England's disappointing performances at World Cups and Euro Championships are in part down to injury and a fear of injury and what that will mean for their future. Just a thought....

Even England Fans Will Be Moved By Iceland's Spine-Tingling Euro Celebrations

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK

England fans were left utterly gutted on Monday evening when the Three Lions crashed out of the Euros after losing 2-1 to Iceland. But for Icelanders,...

England Must Consider the Psychological Impact of Penalties

Natalie Walker | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK Sport
Natalie Walker

Whilst England have won only 17% of their penalty shootouts, Germany and Argentina have won over 70%. Even Denmark and the Czech Republic have higher success rates. So why is it that even these smaller footballing nations have significantly more penalty success than England? Jordet identified an "ego-threat" which can cause athletes to change their behaviour when they perceive a situation as being potentially harmful or threatening to their status.

Why Belgium and Republic of Ireland Fans Are What the Euros Is All About

Laura Woods | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Sport
Laura Woods

When the extent of violence you have witnessed is an Irishman trying to impale Red Devils with their own inflatable tridents and you've spent the day dancing with people you have never met while singing the OG lyrics of Gala "Freed From Desire," where Will Grigg isn't on fire and no one's defence is terrified yet you start to realise these fans transcend the game of football for the better....

Seventeen People Arrested After England's Nail-Biter Against Wales

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK

Seventeen people were arrested in Lille on Thursday - but police confirmed the evening passed without major incident. England fans sang loudly into ...

Tear Gas And Batons Used On England Fans As Trouble Kicks Off In Lille Again

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK

Police fired tear gas at English football fans on Wednesday evening and there were reports of scuffles and a "loud bang" on the streets of Lille. Aut...

'Send Ronnie Pickering And Wealdstone Raider To Sort Out Ultras'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK

After Russian Ultras launched yet another attack on English football fans overnight the British public have suggested sending in extra muscle to ensur...

Russian Fans Deported From France As Euro 2016 Trouble Continues

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK

Groups of Russian fans are being deported from France due to bouts of violence. French riot police surrounded a bus of Russian supporters on Tuesday a...

Kicking and Screaming England

Paul Beaumont | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Sport
Paul Beaumont

We face the prospect of England doing well enough on the pitch to progress in the tournament, but badly enough off the pitch to be sent home early. That would be a pity, not just for the team itself, but for the country as a whole.

England Fans Chant 'F*** Off Europe, We're All Voting Out' As Euro 2016 Violence Continues

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.06.2016 | UK

England fans chanted "fuck off Europe, we’re all voting out" between violent clashes with police as the European Championship got underway. Chants o...

Sweet FA

Brandy Brewer | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Sport
Brandy Brewer

So, will The FA Cup ever get its Prestige back or is the demise set to continue? Personally I would love to see the Clubs and players get some passion back for it with the help of some chart toppers to join them, Chelsea - I'm totally available for the Cheesy music Video FYI!

Bye Bye Benitez

Brandy Brewer | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Sport
Brandy Brewer

I've had a bit of a love hate relationship with Newcastle United fans, I love their passion for their club and you have to have the up most respect for them for that, but you get one little transfer deal fall through like 'Bas Dost' not signing on Tuesday ;) and you would think I personally relegated them from the amount of abuse I got off a majority of them on Twitter!

Elbow Merchant Fellaini Should Not Have a Palace Date at Wembley

Rob Atkinson | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

Louis van Gaal, the current manager of Manchester United, is a confusing figure. Frequently disarming and able to display a self-deprecating humour, he's occasionally also abrasive and blinkered. Sometimes, he's just downright weird, a facet of his personality that came to the fore after the most recent act of thuggery from one of his least admirable players, a certain Monsieur Fellaini.

Spurs as Champions? The Very Idea Lacks That Ring of Authenticity

Rob Atkinson | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

Leicester City, Champions of England. It has a ring of authenticity to it that's been hard fought for and deeply merited. Whereas "Champions Spurs" - well, it just doesn't sound right. It sounds instead like cheap fiction; and, as long as the club and the fans retain their current losers' mindset, that's just how it will remain.

Why Football Must Teach Children to Respect Referees

Scott Salter | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Sport
Scott Salter

The beautiful game needs to take a long, hard look at itself and reassess the way that it treats and responds to match officials. Everyone involved in the game, including professionals, need to teach the youth of today that are learning the game to respect those officiating.

UEFA Offices Raided After The Panama Papers News That Surprised No-One

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK

The offices of the European football body Uefa have been raided by police after Fifa President Gianni Infantino was implicated in the latest data leak...

Leicester City Are on the Brink of 'Doing a Leeds' - In a Good Way

Rob Atkinson | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

All the very best to the Foxes - we'll look forward to raising a celebratory glass to you, when you can finally call yourselves Champions.

My Men United March Against Prostate Cancer

Jeff Stelling | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Sport
Jeff Stelling

I deal in statistics - but the prostate cancer ones are totally shocking. One man dies every hour from this disease. That's six during Soccer Saturday every week. Yes, my feet are killing me. But who cares if it will save even one man's life?

It Was Blood, Brawls And Arrests Ahead Of The North London Derby

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 05.03.2016 | UK

Tensions between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur supporters reached breaking point at Saturday’s North London Derby. One fan was pictured with bloo...

New Fifa President 'Will Bring Football Back' After Corruption Scandal

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK

The new Fifa president has pledged to bring to "bring football back" to the world's governing body after it was rocked by a massive corruption scandal...

Tokyo Sexwale's Withdrawal From The Fifa Race Drew The Juvenile Response You'd Expect

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK

South African millionaire Tokyo Sexwale pulled out of the competition to become the next Fifa president - and the responses online were hilariously pr...

Tottenham Hotspur: Dare to Dream?

Scott Thompson | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Sport
Scott Thompson

With all of this conducted by Mauricio Pochettino's rising star it's easy to dream of the title, to get swept away with the all the plaudits and wild predictions about how far this team can go - 'And they're only young' is often uttered at the end of such discussions. But the little bit of pessimism that still lurks in the back of my mind is only concerned about finishing in the top four...

Soccer Scaremongering: The New Political Football

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Sport
Jonathan Arnott

They were bound to have a go, sooner or later. The campaign to stay in the European Union has resorted to fear and scaremongering on almost everything else, and in my experience there are a lot of staunchly anti-EU football fans, so a 'Brexit would hurt football' follows as surely as the playoffs follow the regular season.