Tag Archives: English Football

Get Smart!

In this shorter than usual post, I’ll be looking at a topical talking point which has been thrown up by this week’s Champions League matches, specifically those involving English clubs.   The issue in question is (in case you hadn’t … Continue reading

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T-Shirt Protest Should Provide Wake Up Call for F.A. and Friends

Racism in football has become a hot topic in recent times, particularly in England but also across Europe.  There have been several high profile incidents over the last couple of seasons where the issue of race has been a factor … Continue reading

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The Great Diving Debate

Once again the issue of diving is back in the media glare and once again Liverpool’s Luis Suarez has been held up as an example of everything that is bad in a modern day footballer.  Diving is a “cancer” says … Continue reading

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F.A. Cup Semi-Final Review

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past fortnight, you are likely to know that this year’s F.A. Cup semi-finals took place at Wembley over the weekend. The draw had served up two derby matches, pitting rivals from … Continue reading

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When Red and Blue Unite

It is 23 years, almost to the day, since Liverpool Football Club with Kenny Dalglish at the helm, took the field against, Brian Clough’s, Nottingham Forest to contest one of the semi-finals of the 1988/89 FA Cup competition. The two … Continue reading

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F.A. Must Step Up & Sort Out This Mess

After the plethora of bad, some downright awful, decisions made by match officials over the Easter Weekend, many football fans were left wondering if April Fools’ Day had been delayed by a week in this year’s calendar, and if so, … Continue reading

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F.A Cup Quarter Final Replay Round-Up and Semi-Final Draw

The F.A. Cup semi-final draw has been finalised this week with the completion of the F.A. Cup quarter-final ties. The tragic collapse of Bolton player, Fabrice Muamba, during the first-half of his team’s quarter-final match with Tottenham Hotspur, led to the … Continue reading

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