If you didn’t know already, football – and sport in general – is cancelled for the foreseeable future. It’s not quite clear when the situation will be resolved, nor if we will play out the remainder of the season.
“50 years from now, Britain will still be the country of long shadows on county (cricket) grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers, and – as George Orwell said – old maids bicycling to Holy Communion through the morning mist,” said former British Prime Minister John major in 1993. Interestingly, this was his vision of Britain in Europe. However, does his view of English county grounds reflecting the British character still resonate nearly 30 years on?
The 2019 Football Writing Festival continued at the National Football Museum in Manchester on Monday night with ‘Opta Live’.
Is Phil Neville a good manager? Will England, or anyone, ever reach USA’s level? Are parent clubs from men’s football harming the women’s league?
These were just some of the topics up for discussion at the National Football Museum on Friday night as part of the annual Football Writer’s Festival.
‘Tough Nut Tom’: Sale Sharks’ Curry has world at his feet if he can stay grounded, says England teammate Vunipola
Staying grounded amid the hype will be crucial for Tom Curry after his electrifying performances for England in the Guinness Six Nations, claims back-row teammate Billy Vunipola.
Manchester City’s fortunes have turned around dramatically since a takeover in late summer 2008 by the Abu Dhabi United Group, whose owner Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and a member of the country’s royal family. In light of the Matthew Hedges espionage saga, MM look at other moral quandaries in football.
The World Cup means football’s traditional summer recess seems barely to have happened, and it is just a matter of days before the new Premier League season gets underway.
This year, with England’s amazing and unexpected performance to remain in the tournament far longer than anyone could realistically have hoped, interest in the World Cup has been at an all-time high.
Penalty shoot-outs were first used at the World Cup in 1982 and have decided knockout ties at every edition of the tournament ever since.
Revealed: £200K spent on policing for TWO Man City games in 2017/18, overall costs reduced from 2016/17
More than 25% of the cost of policing Manchester City in the 2017/18 season came from just two games, Mancunian Matters can reveal.
Danny Welbeck, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford will aim to conquer Russia’s vast expanse this summer, but it was on the same patch of grass in Didsbury where the trio spent their formative football years.