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Helping London youngsters

27 Apr 2012

A game that began life in Uruguay back in 1930 is playing a part in helping unemployed youngsters in London to gain qualifications and find work. Futsal is played in a five-a-side indoor football format. It was first played in...
 

Van Persie and Walker win PFA Player of the Year awards

23 Apr 2012

Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie and Tottenham defender Kyle Walker were named PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year in Sunday evening's awards ceremony in London. Van Persie's award was not a surprise, but Spurs and...
 

Manchester students experience football masterclass with Neville

20 Apr 2012

Students from Wright Robinson College in Gorton, Manchester, experienced an unforgettable PE lesson this week when Manchester United legend Gary Neville dropped in to host a football masterclass. England's most capped right-back...
 

BBC radio commentary exhibit to launch at The National Football Museum

17 Apr 2012

Radio 5 Live and BBC local radio are compiling an archive of hundreds of the most memorable BBC radio football commentary clips, for a permanent exhibit that will be on display at the National Football Museum in Manchester when it opens in the...
 

Trevor Francis puts football in perspective again

14 Apr 2012

That famous old phrase about life being more important than football has a romantic sentiment attached to it. But it has more to do with the passion, obsession and tribal instincts involved in supporting 'the beautiful game' than...
 

The cost of football for the fans just went up

13 Apr 2012

The cost of football is rising at a rate 3.5 times above inflation. A study by Virgin Money has revealed that the average cost of a matchday for a fan is now £112.87, up from £77.95 in 2006 – a rise of nearly 45%. ...
 

Have you got the skills to pay the bills?

4 Apr 2012

FootballCV, the website database for footballers of all ages, used by managers of all levels, has helped hundreds of players progress their football career over the last 11 years and now it is offering you the chance to follow in their footsteps...
 

ROUND-UP: Blackburn player pleads guilty to assault

2 Apr 2012

Blackburn's David Goodwillie has pleaded guilty to assault. The striker (pictured) admitted that he attacked John Friel in Glasgow in November 2010. The 23-year-old, who is a Scotland international, punched Friel on the head and...
 

Two lucky children become FA pundits

2 Apr 2012

Nicole Borgers, aged 11, and Joe Williams, 10, have been chosen from hundreds of children as the new FA Tesco Skills Young Pundits. In January this year The FA Tesco Skills Programme began a search to find two budding young sports...
 

ROUND-UP: Petrov diagnosed with leukaemia, Muamba improvement continues, Wenger banned

31 Mar 2012

FABRICE MUAMBA'S remarkable recovery continues - and this picture of him in his hospital room has been posted on Twitter. The Bolton midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest in his side's FA Cup game against Tottenham at White Hart Lane...
 

Brentford keeper supports new social network for grassroots football

27 Mar 2012

Brentford goalkeeper Richard Lee is putting his support behind Sporting Connect, a new social network designed to link all aspects of grassroots football in the United Kingdom. The aim is to create a central hub for the wider football...
 

Hacky Sack celebrates four decades as world famous football icon

21 Mar 2012

Hacky Sack, the original footbag from Wham-O, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with the launch of the new Hacky Sack Striker. Available from spring 2012, Hacky Striker Striker is the perfect partner for footbag fans young and...
 

Hand on Heart making progress with providing free defibrillators and CPR training

20 Mar 2012

Fabrice Muamba's collapse during a match has highlighted the dangers faced by many people. Even before Saturday's incident, a Salford-based charity was celebrating some positive news as they had made progress in their bid to...
 

This week's international results

1 Mar 2012

UEFA European Championship 2013 Under-21 Qualifying Wednesday: England 4-0 Belgium Scotland 0-0 Holland Wales 4-0 Andorra International Friendlies Thursday: Bolivia 1-0...
 

Transfer deadline day update and all the other January transfers

1 Feb 2012

The January transfer window closed at 11pm on January 31 for English and Scottish Premier League clubs (the deadline for the Scottish Football League was midnight on January 31). QPR completed the signing of Lazio's French striker...
 

Don't X the Line - Campaign seeks more respect for referees

28 Jan 2012

Over the weekend of March 10-11, the Don’t X the Line campaign is working together with The Premier League, referees and assistants to raise awareness for respect in football. A Respect the Referee initiative in grassroots...
 

Footballers get ready for the most depressing day of the year

16 Jan 2012

If you are old enough to remember the 1980s, the chances are that you will remember New Order's Blue Monday. Back in the days when vinyl and record players were all the rage, Blue Monday spent something like 50 consecutive weeks in the UK top...
 

Windass: I tried to commit suicide

16 Jan 2012

Dean Windass attempted suicide at the beginning of January following a battle with alcohol and depression. The 42-year-old former Hull, Bradford, Middlesbrough and Aberdeen striker retired from playing two years ago and says he has...
 

Still three weeks to go until the final day transfer frenzy

8 Jan 2012

Thierry Henry is back at Arsenal and there have been a whole host of moves already confirmed so far this month, but the real transfer frenzy won't come until January 31 - a full 23 days away. There were just two transfers on January 29...
 

Designer hits back at claims that offside diagram on new 50p Olympics coin is '17 years out of date'

6 Jan 2012

The designer of a 50p Olympics coin has rejected claims that the illustration of the offside law on the coin is 17 years out of date. A senior referee criticised the diagram on the coin, saying it is based on a previous version of the...