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Lucky number 7 for Villa against Premier League champions Liverpool

Champions Liverpool were stunned by Aston Villa losing 7-2 at Villa Park. Villa have been one of the inform teams in the Premiership, against a Liverpool side who’d been hit by injury as Adrian came in for Brazilian Alisson.  Adrian’s opportunity started off badly when four minutes in his misplaced pass went to Jack Grealish […]

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Derby Women off the mark against Stoke Ladies

Derby were looking for their first win in the Women’s National League coming up against Stoke, who hadn’t lost their opening two games of the season, Derby struck first with a screamer from new signing Jade Formaston who shot from 25 yards into the top corner after two minutes.  This woke Stoke up who had […]

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Coronavirus in Football

The coronavirus has had a massive impact on the entire world, including sports, people are being forced to stay at home and all schools have officially closed. These are very worrying times for health, sport and businesses.  The football world has been rocked by the whole pandemic and drastic measures have been taken place to […]

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Brexit FC (revisited)

In January 2019, I wrote a piece about the impact of Brexit on The Premier League. Since the Brexit defining election in December 2019, it seems worth bouncing this article back to the top of the blog… Brexit FC, January 2019

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Is it better to support a local team?

Is the game all about the glory, or is there something else that makes supporting a team in a lower league or one close to home that little more thrilling?

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Non-league or academy ?

Millions of kids want to find a route to becoming a footballer. Only the lucky few make it and they do not all take the same journey. Players that have come from non-league to the Premier League have risen rapidly in recent years, from the much publicised Jamie Vardy to the rise of stars such […]

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Stoke Announce SIX New Signings

Stoke City announced six new signings earlier today. They are as followed: Lee Gregory- Millwall (Free) Nick Powell- Wigan (Free) Jordan Cousins- QPR (Free) Liam Lindsay- Barnsley (£2 million) Adam Davies- Barnsley (Free) Stephen Ward- Burnley (Free) Five of the new recruits were all arranged on pre-contracts, with the club wanting a new identity going […]

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Stoke’s Triple Signings

Stoke City set to sign three players on pre-contracts Stoke City have been heavily linked with three players out of contracts with their respective clubs this summer. Lee Gregory, a clinical striker for Millwall; Adam Davies, a very promising goalkeeper from League 1 champions Barnsley and former Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell, who is currently […]

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Sponsorship in football

They say that money talks. Can it talk its way into taking over football? These can be small changes such as changing stadium names for brands (e.g. The Emirates Stadium). Or changing sponsoring competitions, for example, The Carabao Cup. Now every Premier League club has their own shirt sponsor, and even sleeve sponsor. However, should […]

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Will Football truly come home?

England invented the game of football. But the last World Cup held in the country was over 50 years ago in 1966. What baffles most observers is how England cannot persuade FIFA to allow them to host a world cup. Since 1966, Mexico has hosted it twice, with a third one coming in 2026. The […]