UK Soccer

Lionesses Prowl For Glory

Kirsteen O'Sullivan | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Sport
Kirsteen O'Sullivan

We owe a great deal to the performance of our current England and Scotland squads. They are achieving more than our men's teams could muster over two decades. Thursdays match is not just a momentous night for our Lionesses. It's a significant landmark in football.

Hope, Not Hate - The Time Is Right For Openly Gay Footballers

Rory Magrath | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Sport
Rory Magrath

I'm not suggesting that homophobia in football has completely dissipated and doesn't exist at all; such claims would be short-sighted and naïve. But despite the claims made by Thomas in this flawed documentary, the overwhelming body of available evidence suggests that English football has moved on from its past homophobia, and has never been more ready for another openly gay player.

Smashing It Out Of The Park: Elite Female Sports Performance In A Male-Dominated World

Emma Beanland | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Sport
Emma Beanland

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Going Global: The Scramble For Supporters

Elliot Richardson | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Sport
Elliot Richardson

I've been going to watch Arsenal for over 40 years - supporting my team through thick and thin. Arsenal is my one team, for life, and I will continue to pay my hard-earned cash to join thousands of supporters each weekend to cheer, celebrate, and commiserate too. 

Rival Sports Fans Who United For A Common Cause

Phillip Othen | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Sport

Sport has often found a way to unite people across divides. When unofficial ceasefires occurred around the first Christmas of WWI, British, French and...

Technology And Football - The Perfect Match?

Ben Dudley | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Sport
Ben Dudley

What will the next big innovation be? It's hard to say. But if you're not seeing it in person, you'll almost certainly be tuning in online.

White Hart Pain - Inheriting A Mediocre Team

Jared Joffe | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Sport
Jared Joffe

I expect disappointment, I expect to narrowly fall short and be left with the inevitable 'what if' questions that will haunt me for years to come. But whatever the result, most Spurs fans will turn up again next season with the same gusto and passion as always - because that's all we know.

Is English Football Leavig The North Behind?

Jamie Beck | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

No club has a divine right to be in any division but the evolution of the game over recent years and particularly the financial disparity may just have taken the Premier league out of reach for many clubs.

When Football Literally Finds Common Ground

Phillip Othen | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Sport

Football clubs are often described as families. There’s loyalty, care and support. But families are closed units. Visitors can come, but must leave ...

Green Innovation In Sport: How Future Stadiums Will Look

Phillip Othen | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Tech

Nothing can compete with the atmosphere of a packed sports stadium. We go in our millions every week to arenas around the world where we cheer on our ...

Fans' Responses After Dortmund Explosions Shows Why It Really Is The Beautiful Game

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK

Football fans can be fierce rivals - but the reaction of supporters in the wake of explosions near a Champions League team bus showed that kindness tr...

Police Confirm Three Explosions Hit Borussia Dortmund Bus, Injuring Player

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK

A footballer was injured when three explosions went off near the Borussia Dortmund team bus. The bus was near players’ hotel, carrying them to their...

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...