History and stats of the FA Cup

The FA Cup final between Manchester City and Watford is just days away, with the two sides set to battle for the historic cup on May 18th. But just how far back does the history of this competition go? The FA Cup, otherwise known as the Football Association Challenge Cup dates back to 1871, making it the oldest club competition […]

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Magic of the FA Cup at Portsmouth

With the FA Cup final looming, has the competition lost some of it’s glamour? In recent years the cup competition has seemed to lose it’s appeal to the big clubs and second string sides are sent out. League one side Portsmouth won the competition in 2008, beating Cardiff 1-0 thanks to a goal from striker Nwankwo Kanu. The now retired […]

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Head injuries in Football

After collapsing during Napoli’s Serie A match against Udinese, David Ospina has been discharged from Hospital. On loan from Arsenal, the Colombian international suffered a blow to the head after colliding with Ignacio Pussetto early in the first half. Ospina was allowed to continue, before collapsing before half time. On Instagram, his wife Jesy Sterling said “David is much better”. […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo fined for celebration

UEFA have charged Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo with improper conduct following his celebration against Atletico Madrid. Ronaldo scored a hat trick in the round of 16 in their 3-0 second leg win against the La Liga side in Turin. To celebrate his third goal, he copied Atletico boss Diego Simeone’s gesture from the first leg. After Atletico’s opening goal in […]

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Longest unbeaten runs by new managers

Manchester United’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday brought an end to the club’s unbeaten run in the league. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had led United to a 12 match unbeaten streak in the league since taking over from Jose Mourinho in December. The former United striker took charge of his first game against Cardiff, who he managed in 2014. Solskjaer […]

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Transfer bans in Football

Chelsea have appealed their two-window transfer ban imposed by Fifa. However, they are not the first club to get into trouble for signing under-18 players. In 2014, Barcelona were handed a 14 month transfer ban by Fifa following a breach of rules relating to minors. The club were found to have been illegally signing foreign players under the age of […]

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Chelsea appeal two-window ban

Fifa have confirmed that Chelsea have appealed their two-window transfer ban. The governing body first looked into Chelsea’s activity in September 2017, and the club have now been charged on their transfers involving foreign under-18 players. Following an investigation into 92 cases of the club’s transfer activity, Fifa found that 29 cases breached their rules. According to┬áMediapart, Lyon forward Bertrand […]

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Quidditch – From fantasy to the Olympics?

Invented by J.K Rowling for the Harry Potter series, Quidditch was introduced to the world in 1997 and since then the sport has captured imaginations in the books and the films. Since then the once fantasy game has been brought to life and its popularity around the World is growing. For the young viewers, seeing this sport for the first […]

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Big changes at Sholing FC – Data analysis

Wessex Premier division club Sholing FC have introduced new data analyst staff to the club. The “Boatmen” are one of many lower league clubs looking to make the leap up to the next tier of English Football. The club currently sit in first place, seven points clear of second place Portland United. Club data analyst Jamie Gregory gave an insight […]

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John Terry-Will a great player make a great coach?

After a career spanning over 20 years, former Chelsea and England captain John Terry has announced his retirement from Football and moved into coaching at Aston Villa. Terry will be working under new Villa boss Dean Smith for the 2018/19 season. But will a great player make a great coach? Making his debut in October 1998, the academy graduate went […]

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