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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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VIDEO: Lionel Messi scores fantastic solo goal

Lionel Messi hit back at his Ballon D’Or snub this week by scoring a fantastic solo goal for Barcelona against Getafe in the Copa Del Rey. The goal by Messi, his second of the game, put Barca into a 2-0 lead, a scoreline which they saw through to the end. Messi will be hoping for a good 2014 to win …

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Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo

Although the argument has been raging for years, there never really seems to be a clear-cut answer to the which footballer is better, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? So we’ve decided to take a look at the stats of both of these, undoubtedly world-class footballers to try and find out which is the best. Personally whenever I’ve thought about Ronaldo …

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Scout Report: USA

Background Major League Soccer (MLS) is the highest level for professional football teams in the United States and Canada. The MLS concept was created in 1993 after FIFA requested that the United States establish a professional football league in order to host the 1994 World Cup, with the first season taking place in 1996. At this present moment, the MLS …

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Football journalism

Football Journalism internships with FootyBlog is offering several aspiring football journalists the opportunity of gaining valuable work experience whilst building up a portfolio as a writer right here on our famous football blog. We’re looking to build a small team of talented writers who can contribute several pieces per week to the site. Obviously these articles will need to be unique and unpublished, and …

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Cleverley's WAG Dorsett

WAG of the Week: Georgina Dorsett – Girlfriend of Tom Cleverley

Following on from last weeks footballer WAG of the week (Sam Cooke, Chris Smalling’s girlfriend), this week we’re taking a look at Manchester United teammate Tom Cleverley’s WAG Georgina Dorsett. Cleverley and Dorsett seem to have been dating since May 2012, or at least that’s when some of the tabloids started publishing their story. Georgina Dorsett of course found fame …

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