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La Marseillaise to be played before each Premier League game as a controversial act of solidarity.

La Marseillaise to be played before each Premier League game as a controversial act of solidarity.

The French national anthem, La Marseillaise, will be played before all of this weekend’s Premier League games as an act of solidarity and remembrance after the Paris attacks last weekend, where 129 people lost their lives. But there are question marks over whether this act of remembrance is necessary, and forgive the impertinence, but no such tribute was paid after Russian ... Read More »

FIFA rejects suspension appeals by Blatter and Platini

FIFA rejects suspension appeals by Blatter and Platini

FIFA’s appeals committee rejected Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini’s appeals against their 90-day provisional bans today. Platini and outgoing FIFA president Blatter were provisionally suspended by FIFA’s ethics committee over a £1.3m payment made to the UEFA president in 2011. The payment was said to be for work that was carried out more than nine years previously. Platini and Blatter each lodged ... Read More »

5 Times Football Triumphed Over Tragedy

5 Times Football Triumphed Over Tragedy

By Aidan Delaney Without a shadow of a doubt, the terrorist attacks of last night will live long in the memories of people all over the world. 120 have so far lost their lives in one of the deadliest attacks in recent times. Paris is a place that loves it’s football and harrowing videos of explosions being heard during the ... Read More »

Swiss Company Offers House Sitting Service for Footballers

Swiss Company Offers House Sitting Service for Footballers

A house-sitting business in Switzerland has decided to take it upon itself to try and solve the on-going problem of footballers’ houses getting burgled whilst players are away either on International duty or playing in Europe by offering a footballers house-sitting service. The aptly named “house and pet sitting” company recently declared that it would be offering this service on ... Read More »

How Ready Is Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup?

How Ready Is Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup?

Russia’s goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev at Armenia-Russia Euro 2012 Qualifying Match Photo: Pan Photo (via. Flickr). Is Russia Ready to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup? In three short years, Russia will host the next World Cup. FIFA claims that Russia is on track in its preparations, but anybody who paid attention to the Winter Olympics in Sochi might be right ... Read More »

Who are the Favourites to win Euro 2016

Who are the Favourites to win Euro 2016

With the Euro 2016 competition in France due to kick off in approximately 370 days (Friday, 10th June 2016) is the official start date, we felt that now the big seasons over (apart from the Champions League final tomorrow!) it would be a good time to take a look at which teams are the favourites to win the Euro 2016 ... Read More »

Who are the next crop of English talent?

Who are the next crop of English talent?

There is always a lot of pressure put on the next crop of young English talent, with the public having what is probably an unrealistic expectation of World Cup/European Championship glory. However in recent international tournaments the public has started to realise that there is a lot of work to be done for the three lions to challenge the best ... Read More »

Berra strikes late to earn scrappy Scotland win

Berra strikes late to earn scrappy Scotland win

Christophe Berra’s late header earned Scotland victory in a drab affair against Northern Ireland at Hampden Park. The game appeared to be drifting towards a goalless conclusion with chances at a premium for both sides but the hosts, who were on the front foot throughout, earned the win through Ipswich defender Berra on 85 minutes as he connected with debutant ... Read More »

Why it is Vital England now look to Youth for World Cup 2018

Why it is Vital England now look to Youth for World Cup 2018

It has been evident for some time that England are lagging behind in terms of the production of young stars, many feel that England do not seem to produce the same caliber of young players as their European rivals such as Spain and Germany to name but two. This realisation has been hammered home repeatedly as fans have watched the ... Read More »

Germany head coach, Joachim Löw, will regret dropping volland for brazil

Germany head coach, Joachim Löw, will regret dropping volland for brazil

Whenever you pick a squad for the world cup the first thing people always see is the amount of strike force they have and the amount of well known top class players are there in the attacking department. And people would have surely noticed the strike force literally missing in the Germany national squad. Their only out and out striker ... Read More »