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.
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Along with the ongoing tournaments such as the Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga, Primeria, the Champions League is also in progress. This league incorporates a range of clubs from all of the leagues across Europe and is a widely celebrated by fans worldwide as they cheer on their favourite soccer team once more. Currently in the group stages, the Champions League is where clubs across the globe compete on the soccer field to eventually lift the trophy at the end of the games – thus gaining Champions status.
Within this blog post we will take a look at how the tournament is panning out at the moment and what we can expect from the clubs in the coming weeks. From looking at how the matches have been scheduled and the groups picked, to the highest scoring player and team, you will find out all about this here.
How are the Teams Grouped?
After the initial play-offs had taken place prior to the scheduled group matches, the teams were whittled down to
For spectators, the reference of VAR by the commentators is a very new part of football terminology. And after the increased use during the World Cup 2018, we wanted to create an article investigating further into what VAR actually is.
Believed to greatly improve the accuracy of referee opinions, below we will take a look into how this form of video recall is beneficial. And to review this fully, we will also discuss instances where the intervention of VAR was inconclusive or faulted.
VAR stands for Video Assistant Referees, and its main purpose is to ensure that all decisions regarding the treatment of incidents are kept fair and accurate for both sides. As the on-pitch referees often could miss a significant occurrence of an infringement of rules, or even favour one squad over another, this type of reassurance from a team of referees improves the accuracy of ref decisions.
The four main incidents where this type of recall would be needed
Sunday marks the beginning of the 2018/19 Women’s Super League season. With a number of top flight ladies teams preparing to take to the pitch, fans are eager to see their beloved club’s journey through the WSL.
And to celebrate the start of the new season, we are going to take a look at how the previous seasons panned out. From the highest scoring clubs and players to the modernized approach to their scheduling and promotions, this article has got it covered. So let’s review what we know so far about the WSL and see what will be in-store for the club’s and spectators during their latest campaign.
Last Season’s Fixtures
Winners of the 2017/18 FA WSL tournament were Chelsea Ladies who achieved 44 points. There was a cons
Watched by thousands, the Premier League matches are one of the most popular soccer tournaments to view across the globe and loved by many. This is mainly down to the success of the players and the rivalry and competitiveness between the clubs when they take to the pitch. And despite this, they still show great sportsmanship when playing with other teams throughout the games.
At the moment we are only two weeks into the games, and we are already glued to our screens on the edge of our seats. Within this article we are going to review the current performance of all teams and players along with taking a brief look how the newly promoting clubs are coping in the top flight league.
Impressive Match Results
Our of the number of games played so far there are a few that stand out the most when it comes to how the scores ended up. The first one was seen on the 11th August where Chelsea beat Huddersfield with a fantastic effort of 3-0. And we can also see
Starting on the 20th July and running for 3 weeks, the International Champions Cup tournament is a fantastic way to get in the mood for the upcoming soccer seasons worldwide. As the winners have now been announced and celebrated, we have most certainly got a taster as to what is in store in the tournaments on the horizon.
Within this blog post we will have a look at the performance of the trophy winners, the clubs overall and look into the most outstanding player during the games. With this analysis we are able to picture how the rest of the games will pan out this time round, and see which clubs need to give it their all to redeem themselves from their play during the International Champions Cup.
Tottenham Hotspur Win the International Champions Cup
The Premier League in the UK is one of the most anticipated sporting events on the calendar. And this is only the beginning, teams are starting to release their sportswear ranges, the transfer window is wide open and fans love it so far.
Now they have unveiled the fixtures of the Premier League for 2018/19. After reviewing their current schedule, we thought we would put together this article to discuss the low down on the preparations for 2018/19 and what we could expect. Here we will cover topics such as the fixtures themselves, inform you of notable matches and last but not least, introduce the three new teams who were promoted.
Taking on the reigning champions, Arsenal is against Ma
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 an
After Liverpool’s emphatic 5-2 first leg win at Anfield against Italians Roma, there was a real sense that Jürgen Klopp’s men had placed one foot in the door for the final in Kyiv come the end of May.
Not many pundits, fans or even club officials would have said that Liverpool could, realistically, reach the Champions League final this season. Yes, they had a promising attack and still maintained Philippe Coutinho until January, but their defence was leaking in goals left, right and centre. To have thought they would be 180 minutes away from lifting the trophy for the first time since 2005 under Rafa Benitez’s kinship would have been ludicrous.
And yet, Liverpool are on the v
A fiery debate takes place every year which awards the Premier League Player of the Year to the best footballer in the division. The usual suspects are put up for the award, seldom anyone but forward players, and this season is going to be no different.
Two players stand out for their teams - who have both been phenomenal in their own regard - and have been a cut above everyone else this season. It is the obvious duo of Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Liverpool’s Mo Salah.
One set of fans is going to be bitterly disappointed their man didn’t win the award, but here’s Liam Canning’s take on who deserves to be crowned the Premier League Player of the Year:
Kevin De Bruyne
After being sold by Chelsea in 2014 to Wolfsburg, not many thought that the Belgian would make a comeback to the Premier League. Not least of all with Manchester City.
However, four years later, the Belgian is on course to winning his first Premier League title. De Bru