R-E-S-P-E-C-T: FA to Bring Back Respect Campaign amid Ref Walk-Out

Remember the ad? Two contrasting Ray Winstones stood on a grassroots touchline. One berated the volunteer ref while the other stood by, calmly condemning his twin’s actions, in some kind of Sunday league ode to The Parent Trap. Ironic as it was to receive a morality lesson from an actor famous for posting his adversaries into the Thames in concrete …

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Paul Pogba

A Dab of Humble Pie.

Paul Pogba spent the days and hours building up to Manchester United’s titanic clash against the old enemy Liverpool on twitter, unveiling a shiny new emoji of himself and another unique hair cut. He was then largely anonymous for the ninety minutes, bar the bonkers ten seconds in which he lost track of Dejan Lovren, jumped aimlessly in the air, unleashed …

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Slaven Bilic Must Grant Dimitri Payet His Wish to Maintain West Ham’s Steady Progression.

How times have changed. Last season West Ham were the surprise package of the Premier League as Slaven Bilic in his debut campaign at the helm guided the club to an impressive 7th position in the League table which secured Europa League qualification. One man key to that success was French international attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet who joined the club from …

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Personal life: Jurgen Klopp

On June 16, 1967, Jurgen Klopp was born to mother Elisabeth and father Norbert Klopp in Stuttgart, Germany and grew up with two older sisters. As a football player, he is known for one club man playing for Mainz 05 from 1990 to 2001. Never went to the top flight where Mainz 05 was second division of Bundesliga at that …

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Great Goalie, Super Striker?

We are over half way through the Premier League season and the recent hectic festive fixtures have shaped the table nicely for what will surely be an exciting next few months in the race to be English champions. Six different teams have won the league since it was formed in 1992, all with their own unique style of play and …

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French Winter Break Nearing An End

Nice have undoubtedly been the surprise package of French football this season as they sit top of the table at the halfway stage. Monaco are finally back among the big clubs in France and sit in second place, closely followed by PSG in third, who evidently are missing front man Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Lyon are in fourth place, while Marseille are …

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Exciting Second Half Of Season To Come In Germany

As the winter break draws to an end, Bayern Munich have regained their status as the best team in Germany after an early scare from shock over performers RB Leipzig. The latter surprised the nation by flying to the top of the table, but were overtaken when the champions overcame them 3-0 just before the break. Dortmund and Leverkusen occupy …

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Serie A Halfway Stage

There are no obvious shocks as the Serie A approaches the halfway mark, with Juventus heading towards their sixth title in as many years. Roma are doing their best to keep up, while Napoli and Lazio complete the top four. The promising news for football globally however is that AC Milan are finally looking like a force to be reckoned …

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The 48 Team World Cup: What to Expect.

Today news broke that FIFA has decided, by unanimous vote, to completely overhaul the current format of the Worlds greatest footballing showpiece. All you need to know about this new, mega-World Cup can be found here: http://footyblog.net/things-can-get-bigger-pros-cons-new-expanded-world-cup/ With so many changes to take in, here at Footyblog we have come up with seven things you can expect from the new, sparkly …

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Finest Freebies

He may be 35 years of age, but the way Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been playing for Manchester United it is hard to believe Jose Mourinho signed the classy Swede for free. The former PSG player scored 50 goals in 2016, only one less than Messi, and has settled into life at Old Trafford, as well as the Premier League, with …

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The Magic Of The Fa Cup

It’s come to that time of the year in the football season for the third round of the FA Cup. That time when lower league teams want to cause an upset and the third round gets underway this weekend. It’s been a long journey for teams such as Stourbridge, Lincoln City, Barrow, Eastleigh and Sutton United. All these teams are …

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The Real Draw of Crazy, Crazy China.

Are you a talented footballer? Does the allure of the big European Leagues and the Champions League bore you? Are you tired of being challenged and having to earn your spot? Well, come to China where you can avoid all those things and be richer than you could ever dream… This week, Axel Witsel became the latest in a long …

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Premier League Half Term Report – Could Do Better

Prior to the season kicking off in August, the English Premier League, often hailed to be thee most difficult, fiercely competitive and entertaining league in the World had more reason than usual to feel justified about its number one status. The reason for this was not just the multi billion pound global TV rights deal which saw and will see …

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