General Sports Stories
Posted: December 30, 2019
Credit - Soccer Bible
Huddersfield Town caused a huge stir at the beginning of the season by sporting a sash boasting a company logo on their newly released shirt.
They wore the horrendous looking design for a friendly against Rochdale, a stunt which drew a fine from the FA. A report by the BBC confirms how they were fined £50,000 and were also warned about their future conduct by an independent regulatory commission.
The Terriers had just dropped out of the Premier League and their new kit was nothing more than a high-profile stunt. The company involved claimed that they were in fact handing football shirts back to the fans, by removing logos and going for more traditional designs.
Posted: December 18, 2018
Are you struggling to find the best gift to get your soccer mad loved one? Then look no further than this article, as we have put together 10 fantastic ideas for presents which you can get your family and friends. From merchandise and sportswear adorned with their favourite club’s crest, to experiences and football gear, you are certainly going to feel inspired. The following is a breakdown of the topics mentioned within this blog post:
- Team Kits and Training Wear
- Team Souvenirs and Accessories
- Shin Guards
- Goalkeeper Gloves
- Match Ticket/Season Pass
- Stadium Tour
- Football Boots
- Coached Training Sessions
Team Kits and Training Wear
Soccer has taken over the world and is one of the largest sports that is publicised. But while you have been donning your team’s latest jersey or attending a flash new stadium, have you ever taken into consideration how much this has an impact on the environment? And it is not just down to loyal fans which contribute to the environmental effects of football, it is also the managers/players themselves and the sports brands too.
So within this article we will take an in-depth look into all of the ways that soccer negatively effects the environment. And we can also review the strategies, innovative campaigns and designs which companies and football clubs are adopting to make a difference. First we take a look at some of the negative impacts on the environment, then we will go on to look at some examples of where football clubs and kit manufacturers are trying to reduce their foot-print and promote sustainable ideas and renewable energy where possible.
Building Stadiums a
Football fans await this time of year so patiently to see what their beloved soccer team will be wearing the next season. Most Premier League teams have now launched at least one of their new football kits for 2018/19, and some are due to be released in the next few months. Let’s take a look at the most impressive and stylish jerseys on sale from a variety of manufacturers at the moment.
Arsenal Home and Away Kits
Produced by Puma for their last season before transferring over to Adidas, they have most definitely pulled out all the stops with their new home jersey. Compared to last year, they have reverted back to a rounded neckline while still keeping the red torso and white sleeves. However, this time the white is seen across the shoulders as well.
Bringing a modernized and unique feel to the shirt, there are thin light red stripes around the ends of the sleeves. With this, there is also a slight chevron styled portion of the torso at t
It’s nearly that time of year again when football fans crowd around the TV or their mobile phones with ultimate pride in their eyes as they watch their beloved team take to the pitch. This is why the World Cup is such a widely anticipated tournament across the globe as it is such a powerful way of uniting a country.
Most children’s vivid memories of soccer begin when they watch their national team play. And this feeling of country pride carries on with them into adulthood and is passed on through generations. Making the love of the sport everlasting.
As the World Cup is a passionate tournament, you will find that most countries will accommodate for streaming the games live from Russia in order for the fans to join in with the action and feel like they are actually there.
In this post we will take a look at the time scheduling per zones as well as what channels and applications you can used to watch the games on.
Match Schedules for Group Sta
With the Premier League 2017-18 season finally completed, it is now crystal clear on who will be playing in the top-flight of English football for another campaign and which three unfortunate sides have been relegated to the Championship. Having only won six games throughout the term, West Brom’s drop to the Championship was official when Southampton beat Swansea City a couple of days before the final league fixture.
Both Stoke City and Swansea City ended the season in the bottom-three as their form during the season was very inconsistent and unconvincing compared to the other teams just above them. Also, the two clubs had conceded quite a large number of goals and simply could not pick up enough points in the home games.
Overall, the clubs in the top half of the table will have already analysed and recognised who are the key assets for the teams at the bottom and they will aggressively aim to take their important prizes away from them. If this was t
Another season ends which can only mean one thing: awards. With each year that passes by, the gap between the top six and the rest of the division looks to be widening in quality and financial resources.
However, as Burnley and especially Leicester have shown in the past few years, there is a chance to rival some of the bigger teams in the country.
The rest of the Premier League might not get as much attention, so here are the awards for the teams outside the top six:
Manager of the Year: Rafa Benitez
There are several candidates for this award, but Newcastle United’s Rafa Benitez deserves the plaudits purely because of what he was given at the beginning of the season.
While Brighton’s Chris Hughton and Huddersfield’s David Wagner, too, defied the odds of avoiding relegation, they, at least, had some sort of money to spend in the transfer window.
It is no secret that the Spanish manager has come to blows with owner
Not all goalkeepers can claim to be the subject of a ‘Top 6 Goals’ highlight reel on YouTube, but then 1990's star Jorge Campos was nothing like all goalkeepers. In fact, watching the aforementioned tribute video, the immediate impression formed is that he was something of a predatory finisher with quick feet and quicker thinking.
Inside his ‘Top 6’ are some majestic finishes. There’s a penalty kick which he shapes to kick with his left foot, deceives the opposition goalkeeper and calmly slots home with the outside of his right. There’s a lobbed strike that he executes immediately after being tackled to the ground. There’s also a magnificent scissor kick, which is the hallmark of only the truly innovative footballing hitmen.
Goalkeeper Turned Striker
Time for some crucial context for the confused: Campos was, at various points throughout his career, a striker. No, he didn’t just go up for the odd corner kick when his team were losing and only seconds remaine
It has not been a Premier League classic in terms of any sort of title race given Manchester City’s dominance over the whole country, but that’s not to say there haven’t been great performances elsewhere.
The spotlight is firmly stuck on Pep Guardiola and his men, and rightly so, but three players have performed to a level that looked incomprehensible before the season had begun.
Here are Liam Canning’s three Premier League overachievers this season:
Mohamed Salah: Liverpool, right wing
It’s not right to call Salah an underrated gem, because he’s not anymore. He was, however, looked at as a gamble when Liverpool decided to spend £35 million on the Egyptian King to bring him from AS Roma last summer.
Questions were being raised, even by Liverpool’s fans, about Salah’s last stint in England at Chelsea, and how it did not go according to plan under José Mourinho. That was putting it kindly.
However, with more experience and maturity in t
Leeds United’s greatest accomplishments are associated with their all-white kit. When in 1969 they won the English top flight for the first time in their history, they wore all white. When they repeated the feat decades later, in the season preceding the First Division’s rebirth as the Premier League, they wore all white. And, when they reached the final of the European Cup in 1975, and the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup in 2000 – you guessed it – they wore all white. But it wasn’t always this way.
It will be hard for any true Leeds fan to read this, but the club’s initial colours were blue and white and based on Huddersfield Town’s design. This link came about through Hilton Crowther, the former chairman of Huddersfield who went on to become a key figure in Leeds’ formative years. His idea was for the two sides to join forces; when this ambition was scuppered, he left the Terriers and became chairman of Leeds.
The Revie Plan
The club wouldn’t wear an all-white