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Fans pay the price as football costs climb

7 Sep 2012

The cost of following football is close to an all-time high with inflation for fans running ahead of the rest of the economy, according to Virgin Money’s Football Fans’ Index. Increased costs for match tickets combined with the...
 

The potential of standing areas returning to football grounds

3 Sep 2012

Comfy seats. A reserved space. Ample leg room. Sitting at football matches is want fans want, isn't it? Well, for quite a while now the answer to that question has been a unequivocal and resounding 'no'. The case has...
 

Younger talent and bigger crowds thwarted by money in the game

3 Sep 2012

The time has come for transfer and wage capping in the Premier League. What is the point of opening a brand new multi-million Academy for Young Talent, if those young players are never going to be allowed to blossom in our own...
 

Football clubs seek long-term partnership with Formula One

31 Aug 2012

Formula One and football are not too far apart in terms of their global appeal, and football is yet again trying its hand at breaking into the F1 market to raise global brand awareness. Growing up as a youngster, you are usually...
 

£100m well spent? England set to grace new Burton training facility

30 Aug 2012

This summer, we exited a major tournament via the fearsome penalty shootout for the umpteenth time but Roy Hodgson and the FA’s eyes are on the future, particularly considering crucial 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine are...
 

Bolt and Blake show off their football skills

30 Aug 2012

The world’s two fastest men, Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, showed off their football skills when they turned up for a game in the Minifootball Championship in Uxbridge. Bolt and Blake were training at Uxbridge University with their...
 

Best mates Javen and Reise keen to impress at Palace

29 Aug 2012

Championship side Crystal Palace have always been regarded as an impressive haven of more youthful talent, continuing their endless production line of finely nurtured stars that has successfully gone on to compete in the first team and then...
 

Clark Carlisle still looking for a club

29 Aug 2012

Out of contract defender Clarke Carlisle revealed he is one of hundreds of professional footballers currently looking for a club. The 32-year-old has been without a club for months and states he is “open to offers”. ...
 

Could Pukka Pies rival New York bagels?

28 Aug 2012

Pukka Pies could be set to go down big in New York. Rotherham United moved into a brand new ground at the start of the season in an area of the town called New York - and their home is now known as the New York Stadium. ...
 

Football is braced for last minute shopping spree

28 Aug 2012

It is the last week of the summer transfer window, a week that has now been defined as one of massive upheaval, panic purchasing, shock arrivals and around the clock surveillance. Following the rise of 24 hour sports and social media...
 

Messi to make his debut at Madame Tussauds London

28 Aug 2012

He may have made his debut against Espanyol in October 2004 and gone on to achieve numerous accolades ever since, including the enviable tag of the world’s best player but Lionel Messi is making his debut all over again - this time as a waxwork...
 

Why it’s time to change football’s pundits

27 Aug 2012

For fans of all ages, watching football is a pleasure, not a chore. However, for those who are forced to sit through the weekend highlight packages on offer, it is fast becoming a tiresome affair, as dreaded as the summer hiatus. ...
 

Garden City FC score new kits - thanks to The Goonies and Snow White

23 Aug 2012

Garden City under-10s could have been playing football in just their socks this season, if it wasn’t for The Goonies, Back to the Future and Snow White. When the squad found out about an exciting opportunity which involved receiving...
 

The worst haircuts in football

22 Aug 2012

Maroune Fellaini showed his footballing ability on Monday night in Everton's win against Manchester United, but it still didn't disguise the fact that he has a ridiculous hair do, that would require a large pair of sheep shears to fix. ...
 

Alive & Kicking to launch third football stitching factory in Ghana

22 Aug 2012

Alive & Kicking is a UK-based social enterprise that has set up football stitching factories in Kenya and Zambia. The factories have created more than 150 jobs in areas of high unemployment and have stitched over 400,000 balls,...
 

Football: why is it so important?

17 Jul 2012

Seems like an odd question for an ardent, passionate supporter to ask but it is worth considering. You only have to take my reaction to the dramatic events of the last day of the last Premier League season. After my beloved...
 

Football the most popular and cheapest sport for teens

16 Jul 2012

Speak to many football fans these days and you’ll almost certainly here them bemoaning the fact that the game is dominated by money, often at the supporters’ expense. However, a fascinating new research project has found that, for...
 

Karl Dewazien interview - The choice is yours

16 Jul 2012

Karl Dewazien - aka 'Koach Karl' - is the coaching director for the California Youth Soccer Association. He is an A licensed coach in the US and has dedicated his life to teaching coaches in the most efficient way to coach children. ...
 

10 examples why goalline technology is vital

12 Jul 2012

Calls for goalline technology have finally been answered and as of 2013 it will cement its place in Premier League history. It will also be present in the Club World Cup in December, as well as the 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup in...
 

Live televised football rights for 2012/13

10 Jul 2012

In a business where contracts are often being renewed, signed or terminated, sometimes it is difficult for the traditional football fan to follow which broadcasters have live televised matches and highlight packages. At...