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England Stars Visit Middlesex University London

Tala Sweiss | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tala Sweiss

I had the privilege of interviewing England women's international highest goal scorer Kelly Smith and goalkeeper Siohban Chamberlain. The prospect of doing so was nerve-wrecking however, I was lucky enough to be part of a reassuring TV production crew..

Is Grassroots Football Heading for a Crisis?

Alex Jones | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Sport
Alex Jones

Last month's announcement that the Football Association is going to lose a significant amount of investment - £1.6m of public funding - is the latest wake-up call for amateur football. Sport England is responsible for distributing public money to increase sports participation, and its decision to reduce funding for football is as a result of a sharp decline in the number of people playing the sport.

The Premier League Still Lacks Consistent Refereeing

Crippy Cooke | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Sport
Crippy Cooke

The biggest problem is the ignorance referees display when defending their colleagues in the heat of high-profile mistakes. 'Refs are only human' is a common response, rather than trying to come up with ideas to aid the officials in the future.

Lack of Diversity Is Not the Only Issue Within Greg Dyke's FA Commission Selection

Sam Long | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Sport
Sam Long

While the issue of a lack of diversity has reared its ugly head and talk of tokenism amidst Rio Ferdinand's recent inclusion have been high on the media's agenda following the announcement of Greg Dyke's FA Commission, another factor simply buried its head deeper into the sand.

Do We Need a New Definition of Englishness?

Sam Long | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Sam Long

The Rt Hon Cecil Rhodes once claimed that "to be born English is to win first prize in the lottery of life," which is debatable to say the least, much like Jack Wilshere's comments last week when the Arsenal midfielder's declaration that only "English players should play for England" led to him being portrayed as some sort of extremist demanding that we close the country's doors in some quarters...

'The Premier League Didn't Rip Up Playing Fields'

PA | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Sport

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has told the Football Association to look at itself before blaming him for England's problems. Eng...

Damage Limitation?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Sport

Stuart Pearce was today informed by the Football Association he will not be kept on as England Under-21s manager. The former international full-bac...

The Game's Founding Fathers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Sport

England internationals have joined the Football Association to kick off a nationwide search to find the living descendants of the founding fathers of ...

'It's Absurd'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Sport

Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina has criticised Luis Suárez's 10-match ban for biting as "absurd, out of proportion and unfair". The Uruguay intern...

Watch Out Agger, He'll Have Your Arm Off!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Sport

Luis Suárez trained with Liverpool teammates today ahead of the Football Association's announcement regarding how long he will be banned for, after b...

'I'll Finish You Off In A Couple Of Seconds'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Sport

Norwich defender Ryan Bennett has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association over comments made on Twitter. The Barclays Premier Leag...

FA Unable To Identify Any Racist Chanting By England Fans In San Marino

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Sport

The Football Association has confirmed it has found no evidence of any racist chanting aired by England fans during the national team's World Cup qual...

Brighton Fans Demand Authorities Combat Homophobia In Football

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Sport

Brighton fans have implored the football authorities to combat the level of homophobia in football after such abuse has featured in 72% of the club's ...

Fifa Risk Becoming 'A Sham'

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Sport

MPs have written to the English, Scottish and Welsh Football Associations over concerns Fifa's reform pledge risks becoming "a sham". The cross-par...

Former BBC Director-General Greg Dyke Voted FA Chairman

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK Sport

Greg Dyke, the former BBC Director-General, will become the new chairman of the Football Association, succeeding the outgoing David Bernstein. Once...

Women's Football: Kicking Back

Rachel Argyle | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Sport
Rachel Argyle

The exposure women's football gets in the UK has been poor, to say the least. It was only due to a campaign last year that led to the Women's World Cup quarter final being upgraded from the Red Button to an airing on BBC2 instead of a planned repeat of Porridge and an episode of Flog It!

A Century and a Half of Not So Sweet FA

Mark Perryman | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Sport
Mark Perryman

The FA's decline and fall is what has characterised at least the last twenty years of its existence, the game compared to 1963, its centenary year, is almost unrecognisable. Not entirely for the worse of course, but not as much for the better as the FA would like to claim either.

Football Crazy - Why I Blame the Parents

Steve McKevitt | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Sport
Steve McKevitt

It was Sunday afternoon. I was cold, wet and bored. And a 13-year-old boy had just called me a 'f***ing b*stard'... This is the kind of behaviour, completely unacceptable in the real world, that passes for normal in the world of kids' football.

Football

Jen Offord | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Sport
Jen Offord

I'm really not qualified to go into any real detail on the match in which I have participated. Though I did rip off a few choice phrases from Alan Hansen's Match of the Day punditry, in my youth, and I still wheel them out from time to time.

Fancy Sleeping With The FA Cup?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Sport

The FA is giving young fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a sleepover with The FA Cup as a way of introducing a new generation to the magic...

The FA Turns 149, Here Are Football's Rules From 1863

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Sport

England goalkeeper, Joe Hart is pictured with the handwritten ‘Minute Book’ containing the original laws of football, that began to be developed i...

WATCH: Serbian FA's 'Danny Rose Is Lying To Whom?' Video

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Sport

The Serbian FA has released a video titled 'Danny Rose Is Lying To Whom?' as they maintain there was no racist chanting during Serbia and England Unde...

Terry Apologises And Won't Appeal Racism Charge

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Sport

John Terry has apologised for racially insulting Anton Ferdinand and will not appeal his Football Association charge. The Chelsea captain was suspe...

No Matchday Twits - England Players Banned From Tweeting

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Sport

England players have been banned from using Twitter on matchdays, the Football Association's new code of conduct stipulates. The rule comes after A...

Triesman Questions Length Of Terry Ban In Comparison To Suárez's

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Sport

Lord Triesman, the former chairman of the Football Association, has said he "couldn't understand" why John Terry's ban for racially insulting Anton Fe...