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Leicester City Secure Promotion Back To Premier League

For the first time in 10 years, Leicester City will be back in England‘s top-flight as they clinched a spot in next year’s Premier League field of 20 by way of a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night, coupled with losses from both QPR and Derby County on Saturday. Those results gave The Foxes a commanding 19 point lead over …

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Scout Report: Australia

Background Established in 2004, the Hyundai A-League is Australia’s highest level football league. It succeeded the National Soccer League which ran for twenty eight seasons, beginning in 1977, before disbanding in 2004. In its twenty seven year history, a total of forty two teams featured in the National Soccer League, forty one of those from Australia, and one from New …

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Who is Ralph Krueger?

On the 12th of March 2014, Southampton made the surprising decision to appoint Canadian-born German Ralph Krueger as the Chairman of their football club. Krueger has forged a career in Ice Hockey up until now, but has decided to switch sports, and is taking on a crucial role at a club that not long back were languishing in League 1. …

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Playing soccer in Dublin

Where to play Indoor Football in Dublin

Where to play Indoor Football in Dublin This is the first post in a series designed at helping you to find a suitable venue to play football in your local city, in this post we’ll explore the best places to play indoor football in the beautiful Irish city of Dublin. With it being St Patrick’s day we at FootyBlog.net feel …

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Why The Mental Side Of The Game Is So Important

Whilst kicking a ball into the goal from twelve yards shouldn’t theoretically prove to be much of a challenge for a professional or international footballer, many of them still fail from the spot. Seemingly, none more so than the growing list of England players at major tournaments. With a World Cup coming up, 100 days to go in fact, the …

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Video: On this day in 2005 – Delia Smith rants on pitch

It is nine years ago today that Norwich City’s majority shareholder Delia Smith surged onto the pitch at half time during the clubs Premier League match against Manchester City. The score was 2-2 at half time with two goals from Antoine Sibierksi and Robbie Fowler cancelling out the two goal early lead given to the Norfolk club by Leon Mckenzie …

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Watch Euro 2016 online

How to watch Euro 2016 Live Online for Free

This guide will show you how to watch The French Euro 2016 live online. Firstly if you live in the UK you can watch every game live on the ITV and BBC website, I will be posting links to this each day before the game so feel free to subscribe to our RSS feed and we will give you the …

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Newcastle scout Graham Carr

How To Become A Football Scout

Ask any football fan what their dream job would be, and, ignoring the obvious reply of a professional footballer, one of the other likely answers is of course to be a football scout. Its likely to be among other possibilities, such as a manager, coach and suchlike, but I think any fan would love the opportunity to be a professional …

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Scout Report: Portugal

Background The Portuguese first division, the Primeira Liga, has been in establishment since 1934, and is currently in its 80th season. Before 1938, the Portuguese league was not considered the most important competition for club sides; it was in fact the Portuguese knock out cup that was more important, with the winner being crowned Portuguese Champions. The Portuguese top division …

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The Pros and Cons of ‘Safe Standing’

Yesterday was a landmark day for British football after Bristol City were the first team to incorporate a section of ‘rail seating’ at Ashton Gate. It has to be noted that this new idea for ‘safe standing’ has yet been approved for use at football matches because regulations prohibit this. ‘Rail seating’ is of popular use in stadiums in Germany, …

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Scout Report: Sweden

Background The Swedish First Division, Allsvenskan, has been in its current format since 1924, after taking over from the Svenska Serien, the original Swedish First Division. In 2001, the Allsvenskan trophy was named the ‘Lennart Johanssons Pokal’, after the former UEFA President Lennart Johansson. Johansson held his post as UEFA President between 1990 and 2007, and is the longest serving …

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Writers needed

Become a Football Blogger

You may have seen recently that Footy Blog was offering football journalism internships for students, well now we’re also looking for part-time football bloggers. We’re looking for people who are interested in gaining experience working as a football writer, perhaps someone looking for a career within the sports journalism industry. This will be a completely unpaid position, but we’re hoping …

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