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Leeds United And The Pontus Mystery: Was Talisman Jansson Believing His Own Publicity?

Rob Atkinson | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

After such a very impressive result as Leeds United earned against Brighton on Saturday, it's quite perplexing to have seen quite so many virtual furrowed brows across social media since. The reason, of course, is The Mystery of the Missing Pontus - why, oh why was Jansson benched?

Football World Mourns Sudden Death Of Derry City Captain Ryan McBride

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK

The captain of Derry City football club has died unexpectedly at the age of 27, it has been announced. In a tweet late on Sunday evening the Irish Foo...

Claudio Ranieri Is Sacked As Leicester City Manager And No-One Can Believe It

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK

Leicester City has sacked manager Claudio Ranieri less than a year after leading the club to win the Premier League title - and the football world app...

Gary Lineker Defends Sutton United Goalkeeper Forced To Resign Over #Piegate

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK

The Sutton United reserve goalkeeper who went viral after munching on a pie on live TV has been asked to resign amid betting allegations. Wayne Shaw...

Doukara's Screamer For Leeds Utd Is An Instant Man Flu Cure

Rob Atkinson | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

Doukara's volley changed all that, it's given me a proper fillip and probably earned me a good healthy night's sleep before tomorrow's capital adventure. And for all of that - and for the three points at the expense of the Twiglets - I am, believe you me, most profoundly grateful.

Crawley Town's 'Pay What You Can' Initiative Is A Breath of Fresh Blizzard Air

Andrew Robinson | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Sport
Andrew Robinson

The attendance on Saturday of 4255 was Crawley's biggest since the 2014/15 season and is simple proof that when the people at the top of organisations, take a step back from the corporate world and occasionally adopt some common sense, you get a response from people - that response being an increase of fans turning up at the turnstiles.

December Is The New November For Arsenal

Chris Darwen | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Disgraced former England manager Allardyce is rumoured to be off to China. It has nothing to do with the money though, right? He has learned his lesson on that one. The rumours that Rooney might be following him are getting louder. Rooney to China at the end of the season would have to spell the end of his England career and many would consider that the finest Christmas present he could give to the English game. Not me though, I'm a fan.

FIFA Reveals How Much The FA Will Be Fined For Displaying Poppies

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK

Football’s international governing body FIFA has revealed how much it will fine the FA for displaying poppies during last month’s World Cup qualif...

Top Student Football Team Gets Season-Long Ban For Rating Female Players On Looks

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Harvard University has suspended its men’s football team after it was discovered they had created a “scouting report” rating the looks of female...

Leeds United Legend Gordon Strachan in Elland Road Return

Rob Atkinson | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

The word "legend" is bandied about all too freely in matters showbiz and sporting, but there are a handful of performers in both spheres who truly merit the accolade. One such, in the context of Leeds United Football Club at least, is current Scotland manager and former United captain and hero Gordon Strachan.

Exploring LGBT Issues in Football

Kevin Robinson | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Sport
Kevin Robinson

Gay football fans told me about their experiences of homophobia, including one who was made to feel so uncomfortable while watching Euro 2016 this summer that he was forced to leave at half time.

Dear Gareth - Could You Make England Play Like Spurs Please?

Chris Darwen | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Dear Gareth. Could you make England play like Spurs please? Thanks. Before we wax lyrical about the Premier League to soften the blow of losing it ...

Form Over Function: Is A Footballer's Image Becoming More Important Than Their Talent?

Chris Smith | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Smith

At the beginning of the season, the world record transfer fee was broken with Manchester United splashing out £89million on Paul Pogba. This seems li...

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...