UK Soccer

The Emirates FA Cup - Is That a Sponsorship That Will Fly?

Gordon Bryan | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

Having seen a lot of coverage in the press about the Football Association's decision to agree a sponsorship deal with Emirates Airlines, I thought I'd chip in with my thoughts.

Fan Streaks At Football Game, Takes Selfie With Goalkeeper, Falls Over

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Gawd bless you, Southport FC fan. Gawd bless you and your big, white, Walter White underpants. Yes, this supporter decided to run the full length o...

Women's Football - Is Jill Scott the Thin End of the Wedge?

Gordon Bryan | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

As the money creeps further into the game, albeit slowly, is that increasing the pressure, which increases the intensity, which increases the likelihood of players losing their heads in the heat of the moment?

7 Premier League Youngsters Who Have Vastly Improved Their Reputation This Season

Joe Cooper | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Sport
Joe Cooper

19-year-old Bellerin is another youngster who was thrust into first-team action due to injuries this season. In this case, it was Mathieu Debuchy who made way for the pacey full-back, who is widely regarded to be one of the quickest players in the Premier League.

World Cup 2022: Check Out The Average Temperatures In Qatar

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Comedy

FIFA is now recommending that the 2022 World Cup be moved to November-December. But will it still be cool enough? Here are the average temperatures in...

Why Everyone Needs to Stop Ignoring James Milner

Aiden Cusick | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Sport
Aiden Cusick

Disproving others' low opinions of him has been a regular feature in Milner's career to date, helping him to where he is now - a soon-to-be out-of-contract midfielder, playing for the current champions of England, with a host of probable admirers.

2015 Africa Cup of Nations: Competitors on the Pitch, but United Against Malaria

Hervé Verhoosel | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK
Hervé Verhoosel

Continued progress will require a strong team, but UAM reminds us that we all have a role to play - whether footballers, broadcasters or CAF executives - and that when we work together, we can achieve incredible, lasting impact for a greater Africa.

Why It's Time to Wave Goodbye to the Cup Competition That's More Than Served its Purpose

Aiden Cusick | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Sport
Aiden Cusick

In a country where footballers frequently complain about playing too many matches, the League Cup could be the makeweight that grants us a highly-coveted winter break. Stick a couple of Premier League matches on evenings usually reserved for cup fixtures and let everyone have a few weeks off in the middle of January, like they do in Germany.

Diving Is Making It Ridiculously Difficult for Defenders to Do Their Job

Joe Difford | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

You cannot deny how talented the likes of Eden Hazard and Raheem Sterling are, however, their ability to run rings round defenders with the ball stuck to their feet has only been emphasised due to their exploitation of the 'if there is contact go down' penalty system.

Time for Spurs to Cash in on Townsend

Theo Delaney | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

Looking at Townsend's performance on Saturday it's very hard to understand how he has leapfrogged Aaron Lennon in the wingers' queue. In fact, apart from an emphatically converted penalty at a crucial point in the Chelsea game, it's difficult to think of anything good Townsend has done for some time now.

Aaron Ramsey Reckons This Goal Is The Best He's Ever Scored

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Sport

Arsenal stormed to a 4-1 victory over Galatasaray in Tuesday's Champions League fixture, with Welshman Aaron Ramsey scoring this blinding 30-yard goal...

You Need To See Aspas Score A 4 Minute Hat-Trick

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Sport

Iago Aspas, on loan from Liverpool, took Sevilla FC to victory in a Copa Del Rey fixture last night by putting away three incredible goals in just fou...

David Moyes Tries To Speak Spanish (Spoiler Alert: He Can't)

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Sport

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes hasn't been at Real Sociedad very long, but you'd think it would be long enough to pick up at least a lit...

Thierry Henry Officially Quits NY Red Bulls, May Go Back To Arsenal

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Sport

Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry has played his last game for the New York Red Bulls, and many speculate it could be the last of his professional car...

Spooky Footage Shows Ghostly Fan At Football Match

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Sport

This scary footage from a game between Argentina Racing And River Plate shows what appears to be a phantom football fan running through the stands. ...

Five Premier League Stars Who Need to Jump Ship This January

Joe Difford | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

The Premier League season is in full swing and already we are getting a glimpse of who will be claiming the individual awards come May. For some, however, life at their current club has become tough and these five must make a move in January before it's too late.

John Oliver Explains English Football To David Letterman

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Comedy

If the connection between English football leagues and 'Downton Abbey' had previously escaped you, then allow Birmingham-boy-done-good John Oliver to ...

Ozil Feeling the Heat as Arsenal Look to Spice Things Up?

William Barns-Graham | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Sport
William Barns-Graham

For all the talk of Ozil needing pace to be able to make the most of his creative abilities, given his current form and inability to do the small things properly, the return of Walcott could - perhaps should - see Ozil lose his starting place.

Ambling Arsenal - A Master Class in Mediocrity

Alex Wood | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Sport
Alex Wood

Arsenal fans need to start considering what sort of football club they want to be. Wenger will forever be enshrined in their proud history, but is he the man to take them forward? His careful stewardship has seen The Gunners enjoy many incredible times. However, just one solitary FA Cup win since 2005 tells its own story.

Five Players Who Will Be Instrumental in Helping to Keep Their Clubs in the Premier League This Season

Joe Cooper | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Cooper

the current five favourites to go down this season from the Premier League are Burnley, Crystal Palace, QPR, West Brom and Leicester... Every side has its heroes and come the end of the season fans of the Premier League's smaller clubs may just be singing the praises of the individual who almost single-handedly saved them from the drop.

The Glazers Aren't the Problem for Manchester United in the Transfer Market

Jamie Spencer | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Manchester United's American owners have been at the centre of another protest over the last week as fans took to social media in huge numbers to call for the Glazer family to sell the club and get out... But the reality is that since the takeover was formally completed in 2005, despite the questionable purchasing methods that plunged the club into debt, United have been as successful as ever.

Five Reasons Why Manchester United's Defeat to Swansea Could Be the Best Result for the Red Devils

Rich Davis | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Sport
Rich Davis

Louis van Gaal's first foray into competitive Premier League football ended in disappointing fashion on Saturday afternoon as he watched his team slide to a 2-1 defeat to Swansea City... However, despite the initial sadness in defeat, Saturday's disappointment could be the best result for Louis van Gaal and Manchester United.

Political Football: A History

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Comedy

As the new football season kicks off, we look back at the shared history of politics and the beautiful game, thanks to David Quantick and Handface. ...

Angry Football Coach Tries To Vent His Frustration, Things Go Slightly Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Besnik Hasi is the manager of Belgian football team RSC Anderlecht. His team beat Charleroi 1-0 on Sunday - but Hasi didn't appear to be too happy ...

The Party Is Over - Time for Fifa to Deal With the Hangover

Dr Roger Barker | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Sport
Dr Roger Barker

Fifa has to face up to the decision-making processes which are routinely scrutinised and alleged to be dishonest or improperly influenced. In the last four years, four members of its Executive Committee have been forced out on the basis of suspicions of bribery. For such a large and important global organisation, such negative perceptions are unsustainable.