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Will Women’s Football Ever Be Massive In England?

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

May 2009 sees the 39th staging of the FA Women’s Cup Final in England, and it seems a good time to ask if women’s football will ever be massive in England…

Women’s football came back on my radar in 2005 when the European Championships were held in England. It was interesting to see how England compared against the European heavyweights like Germany.

Since then the coverage on TV has been limited to the yearly FA Cup Final and the last World Cup. It’s led me to believe that women’s football being massive in England has a long way to go, if ever…

There are a few reasons for this, the first one unsurprisingly being money. Since there is no real money in the game, there is not enough publicity, which in turn stops the game growing enough to bring in more money. This means that all bar the very few top players are amateurs holding down full time jobs. This in turn means that the quality of play never gets above a certain level.

It’s a spiral of ‘not enough’. I went to see the England team play at my local ground and there must have only been 2,000 people there. What I noticed about the play was what I had seen on TV, that the game is dominated by mistakes, in a way you don’t see in the men’s game.

Another problem for the game in England is that it isn’t part of our culture. Unlike, say, the US, where girl’s’ soccer is a big scene, in England it’s netball and hockey that grab the team players. Slowly as more girls show interest in football that will change, but it’s a snails pace.

In the US, a professional league has just started, and most of the top players in England have left to play there. Although this does create space for newer players to fill, it drops the standard back down again in our domestic competition.

So, to sum up, like most new sports there is no magic wand to be waved apart from bucket loads of money. Without that it’s a slow slog forwards, relying on people who play the game for love. Nothing wrong with playing a sport for love, far from it, but it’s a shame that women’s football in England has little else to lean on.

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England vs USA tickets

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

On 29 June 1950, at the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the United States defeated England 1–0 in a group match. The event is also known as the “Miracle on Grass”. The match was played in Belo Horizonte at Estádio Independência. The game and the U.S. team were profiled by author Geoffrey Douglas in his book The Game of Their Lives as football for both countries have been a rivalry game, which was made into a film of the same name (later renamed to The Miracle Match).

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Now in World Cup 2010, both the teams will be face to face in first round. let us see the strenghs and weeknesses of both teams.

Managers

The jury is still out on Fabio Capello with the Italian only having been in charge of England for two games and a record so far of one win and one defeat. However, it was the manner of the defeat against France in March which was disappointing, with their lack of creativity, technique or ability to hold on to the ball.

Bob Bradley was installed as interim coach in December 2006 before being confirmed as official coach last May. Bradley has previously managed Chicago Fire, New York/New Jersey MetroStars and Chivas USA over nine seasons and was voted Major League Soccer Coach of the Year in 1998, as he led Fire to the double.

Players

England have most of their top names available for the friendly and include Los Angeles-based David Beckham in their squad. John Terry will be looking to atone for his penalty miss against Manchester United in last week’s Champions League final. A number of players – notably those on the fringes – will be looking to impress with the World Cup qualifiers starting in Andorra in September.

The USA have a number of established British-based players including midfielders DaMarcus Beasley, of Rangers, Fulham’s Clint Dempsey and goalkeeper Tim Howard, who will be tasting European football next season with Everton. Beckham’s Los Angeles Galaxy team-mate Landon Donovan is set to get his 100th cap on Wednesday when he would become the youngest American player to win a century of caps.

LANDON DONOVAN v JOHN TERRY

Donovan, 26, could become the fourth youngest player in world football history to reach 100 caps if he turns out against England. The Los Angeles Galaxy striker has scored eight goals in eight games this season in MLS action, including a recent hat-trick against Chivas USA. At just 5ft 8in he will pose little threat in the air but can score with both feet and will rely on his pace to unsettle England’s defence.

Terry will be playing his first game since missing a penalty in the Champions League final and Donovan will be hoping the Chelsea centre-back’s mind will still be on that Moscow miss which denied the Blues European glory. However, Terry has been handed the captaincy and that is certain to ensure the talismanic figure turns in a typically committed display.

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Watch FIFA 2010 World Cup England vs. USA Match on Computer or Laptop Online for Free

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

FIFA 2010 world cup has started with a lot of expectations and the first few matches include the USA vs. England. This is bound to be a big match given that the United States team has come a long way with their stellar performance at the confederations cup. There are ways that you can watch the FIFA 2010 United States vs. England world cup match on Saturday 12th June 2010 in South Africa from your computer or laptop online. This involves a special software that features more than 3500 channels out of which there are about 100 sports TV channels like Supersports, Skysports, Eurosports, bigpond sports and much more. Find out how to watch the USA vs England FIFA world cup game on your pc here: Click Here Watch FIFA 2010 World Cup Football: USA vs. England .

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Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

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One of the most anticipated matches of the group stage is the USA vs. England. The whole world will be watching these historical rivals battle each other once again on June 12th.
The English don’t want to become the next soccer giant to be embarrassed by the US. And the US wants to prove that last summer’s Confederation’s Cup wasn’t a fluke. There are important match-ups that will be crucial in deciding the outcome of the game. We will examine each and try to figure out who has the advantage going into the game.

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Lets begin. Comedy Central’s USA vs England Preview June 11th, 2010 | by: Daryl | Comments Comments (0) colbert One of the more interesting aspects of the the American media’s coverage of the USA vs England game (and World Cup 2010 in general) is seeing outlets that don’t normally cover soccer suddenly pay attention to the beautiful game. I was half excited and half nervous to see how Comedy Central’s satirical sister shows The Daily Show and The Colbert Robert handled it. Both shows basically went with a stereotype, and amped it up to the max. Which I think still counts as satire. The Daily Show sent “correspondent” John Oliver to the USA’s pre World Cup training camp to play the faux-arrogant Englishman convinced that the USA is “the clown college of football”. Watch below: Following the The Daily Show, Stephen Colbert continued Comedy Central’s World Cup coverage on The Colbert Report, basically taking the role of the reactionary, soccer-hating American and amping it up to the max. Despite the (feigned?) ignorance, Colbert does come up with a workable plan for the USA to beat England. World Cup segment starts about 2 minutes and 45 seconds in: Good stuff. On the surface it’s massively insulting to both the US national team and the sport of soccer as a whole, but think on it a little and it’s just two satirical caricatures of two aspects of the two different teams. Plus it’s funny. For some far less entertaining, but arguably more useful information about tomorrow’s England vs USA game, have a read of our USA vs England preview and listen to our USA vs England podcast.
One of the most anticipated matches of the group stage is the USA vs. England. The whole world will be watching these historical rivals battle each other once again on June 12th.
The English don’t want to become the next soccer giant to be embarrassed by the US. And the US wants to prove that last summer’s Confederation’s Cup wasn’t a fluke. There are important match-ups that will be crucial in deciding the outcome of the game. We will examine each and try to figure out who has the advantage going into the game.

>>>>CLICK HERE TO WATCH FRANCE VS URUGUAY LIVE>>>>>

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Lets begin. Comedy Central’s USA vs England Preview June 11th, 2010 | by: Daryl | Comments Comments (0) colbert One of the more interesting aspects of the the American media’s coverage of the USA vs England game (and World Cup 2010 in general) is seeing outlets that don’t normally cover soccer suddenly pay attention to the beautiful game. I was half excited and half nervous to see how Comedy Central’s satirical sister shows The Daily Show and The Colbert Robert handled it. Both shows basically went with a stereotype, and amped it up to the max. Which I think still counts as satire. The Daily Show sent “correspondent” John Oliver to the USA’s pre World Cup training camp to play the faux-arrogant Englishman convinced that the USA is “the clown college of football”. Watch below: Following the The Daily Show, Stephen Colbert continued Comedy Central’s World Cup coverage on The Colbert Report, basically taking the role of the reactionary, soccer-hating American and amping it up to the max. Despite the (feigned?) ignorance, Colbert does come up with a workable plan for the USA to beat England. World Cup segment starts about 2 minutes and 45 seconds in: Good stuff. On the surface it’s massively insulting to both the US national team and the sport of soccer as a whole, but think on it a little and it’s just two satirical caricatures of two aspects of the two different teams. Plus it’s funny. For some far less entertaining, but arguably more useful information about tomorrow’s England vs USA game, have a read of our USA vs England preview and listen to our USA vs England podcast.

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Monday, June 28th, 2010

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England vs Egypt Live Streaming – England vs Egypt International friendly soccer match on Wednesday, March 3, 2010.

Venue: Wembley Stadium, London

Time: 19:30 GMT

Teams:

England: Hart, Brown, Terry, Upson, Baines, Lampard, Barry, Walcott, Rooney, Gerrard, C Cole.

Egypt: El Hadary, Fathi, Gomaa, Said, Nagy, Abd Rabo, Hassan, Ghaly, Moawad, Zidan, Moteab.

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Teams Report:

A wonderful match between the top two teams in the soccer world. Both teams has a great history in the soccer.

Even though Egypt is having the three successive African Cup of Nations Victories, but the big disappointment for them is, Egypt lost the play-off match against Algeria in the qualifier match of 2010 Football World Cup.

England team is thinking that this match is very crucial before the 2010 Football World Cup and it helps them as a warmup match for the upcoming World Cup. So that they came to know about the players performances in this match.

England Star player Wayne Rooney is in good perform. But it is so important for him to continue with same form and fitness to get success in the 2010 Football World Cup.

Rooney scored his 28th goal of the season as United came back to defeat Aston Villa 2-1 in Sunday’s Carling Cup Final at Wembley.

Wayne Rooney scored his twenty eigth goal against Aston Villa in the season of Carling Cup. Manchester United defeat Aston Villa 2-1 in the Carling Cup final, Where rooney scored winning goal.

A wonderful match between the top two teams in the soccer world. Both teams has a great history in the soccer.

Even though Egypt is having the three successive African Cup of Nations Victories, but the big disappointment for them is, Egypt lost the play-off match against Algeria in the qualifier match of 2010 Football World Cup.

England team is thinking that this match is very crucial before the 2010 Football World Cup and it helps them as a warmup match for the upcoming World Cup. So that they came to know about the players performances in this match.

England Star player Wayne Rooney is in good perform. But it is so important for him to continue with same form and fitness to get success in the 2010 Football World Cup.

Rooney scored his 28th goal of the season as United came back to defeat Aston Villa 2-1 in Sunday’s Carling Cup Final at Wembley.

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Will England Bring the Trophy Home?

Monday, June 28th, 2010

The English football team have managed to reach the quarter finals of the Fifa World Cup, will this finally be the year that football comes back home for the first time since 1966? Despite not playing their best football, England are still in the tournament and must have a great chance of lifting the trophy.

Some might say that I am biased as I am from England myself and am an avid England supporter, however I really feel that 2006 could be the year for our boys out there in Germany. This may of course be all blown away on Saturday when the team face Portugal and big Phil Scolari. Scolari has been the manager of the last two teams who have knocked England out of the last two major tournaments and therefore will pose a big threat to my team. He was the manager of the Brazil team that beat England in the 2002 World Cup and he was and still is the manager of the Portugal team that beat England in the 2004 European Championship. I am hoping that it will be third time lucky for the English this year.

To say that England are yet to peak is a bit of an understatement as they have in truth been well below par. This could however be quite a good thing, how many times have Germany scraped through to the final stages of the tournament without thrilling the crowds?

With Wayne Rooney becoming stronger and fitter this has to be the best opportunity that England has had for quite some time. There are many leaders and potential captains in the English team. Players like John Terry, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard would all make worthy captains when David Beckham decides to give up this role. As well as potential captains, these players are also what I call winners and when push comes to shove hopefully will deliver the goods.

Argentina, Brazil and Germany could prove to be the biggest dangers to England. After a slow start Ronaldo seems to have found his scoring boots again and the Brazil team has some great players all over the park. I have to say that I am getting quite bored of them winning however, surely its the turn of England this time around.

Germany have played some great football on their home turf and seem to building up a head of steam. They could prove quite difficult to stop and always seem to do well in the World Cup.

Many people would argue that Argentina have probably played the best football so far and that they are worthy favourites. I would have to agree with this and just hope that they have peaked too soon.

It certainly would be a great summer in England if our team can bring football home to where it belongs this year. Good luck England.

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Sunday, June 27th, 2010

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Should The UK Get To have Four National Football Teams Representing Them?

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as it is formally known is one nation under one flag with all its citizens holding one passport and one nationality yet they have four national football teams to represent them. This despite the fact that they are a nation with a population that is about the size of Germany with territorial space that is half the size of France. All of which in my opinion making it unfair that they be allowed to present four national football teams to the world cup when all other nations are only allowed one.

 

Of course, in this argument I am aware that the average Briton would respond that they are four nations that make up one. This being the case since the UK is comprised of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland which to a certain extent are not the same country though all their inhabitants are considered subjects (not citizens since they are a constitutional monarchy) of the same country yet it is to this argument that I would respond in the following manner. Before its disintegration the USSR or CCCP was also one nation comprised of many different nationalities, after all that is why it was called the “Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics” with an emphasis on the word republics; among them being Ukraine, Latvia, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Estonia and other countries. It even being a case where some of these countries were larger than not only England but the UK as a whole and had even been for the most part of their history completely independent yet despite this factor the Soviet Union played as one nation and not each republic independently.

 

Another argument presented by the British to keep the present situation and this one perhaps being the strongest, is that since England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own separate football leagues; they should also have their own national teams. As that is how it has always been. I however fail to see this as reason to justify four national teams to represent one country and again I use the case of the Soviet Union. It being they who also could have easily established or allowed separate leagues in each Republic that was a part of their country and by doing so they also would have had several teams to represent them in world football which in their case would have been 13 national teams.

 

The UK however is represented by one team during the Olympics as they are in many sports though for the reason of separate leagues they are not in either football or rugby yet I feel that if they can make one team to represent them in some sports then they should be able or rather be forced to do the same in football and rugby as well. Regarding the next Olympic games to take place in London however, it has already been decided that there will be for the first time a football team called UK.

 

Of course I am also aware that a lot of people from Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England would not be happy with one team to represent them but if one thinks over the matter; it is unfair to the rest that they should get four teams when everybody else only gets one. I however for my part feel that a united team would be stronger and have more depth as I could imagine how it would have been back in the sixties to see George Best on the same team with Bobby Charlton. This a combination that obviously worked for Manchester United in 68 when they won the European championship. As for other combinations which also could have proven suitable on the field, I could think of Jordan, Keegan, Dalglish and Brookings in the 70s or Lineker, Shilton, Rush, Armstrong and Whiteside in the 80s or Gigs and Gascoigne in the 90s yet it was not to be though perhaps it should have been.

 

Another reason perhaps why one team would be a good thing for all is that in all reality England is the strongest of these teams. As they have the best record of the four in the world cup by far; this leading to many players from the other countries choosing to play for England. This given that with England they stand a much better chance of not only playing in the world cup but of possibly even winning it.

 

This the case since in all frankness, Northern Ireland has only qualified to three world cups with their last appearance being in 86 in which they failed to make the second round or even win a match. It also being that probably their greatest player; “George Best” never got to taste the glory of a world cup.

 

As for Wales, though theirs was to play well and go out with their dignity in 58 (after only loosing 1-0 to a great Brazilian team in quarterfinals); they have not qualified to another world cup since or even really come all that close to doing so. All of which perhaps making some Welsh players choose to play for England instead given how they may present a case of having lived in England longer than in Wales and since the nationality is the same; it should not represent a problem to choose England over Wales.

 

As for Scotland, I have come to believe (jokingly of course) that if four out of four teams could move on in to the second round; they would find a way not to qualify. This being the situation since in 7 world cups and 2 European cups, they never managed to go beyond the first round. This despite the fact that in the 86 and 90 world cups which they played in, 16 out of 24 teams qualified. Actually looking back they would have qualified to the next round in 82 had they been using the system which was used in the 86, 90 and 94 world cups but unfortunately for the Scots it was not. Scotland would also manage the feat of not qualifying further than the first round in the European championship in 96 which by virtue of being held in England was practically played in their own country.

 

Regarding England, it is they who are the most successful team to come from the British isles since it is they who have not only won a World Cup but have managed a fourth place and to qualify to most of the world cups they have participated in yet I wonder how much stronger their team would have been with Best in Mexico 70 or Jordan, Gemmil and Dalglish in 74 and 78 or with Gigs in 2002. All of which making me of the idea that perhaps it is high time the British thought of having one strong team instead of four weaker ones.

 

In conclusion I would like to claim that I believe (along with many others) that it is really unfair that one country get to have four teams to represent them even if they have four leagues, as the Soviet Union with all its republics could have easily done likewise yet choose to have one team represent them. Naturally in all this, I am equally aware that such thinking could lead some to ask if it is really fair that the UK also get to have more teams represent them in European cups such as the Champion’s League and UEFA Cup?

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Are the Football Shirts More Famous From a Particular Country?

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

When you think of football shirts, the first country that comes to mind is England. Manchester United has dominated football shirt sales for years, and they are not likely to fall off any time soon. I’m sure there are many countries that would argue the point, but I don’t think there’s any doubt that the UK, particularly England, continues to hold the title as the country with the most famous football shirts.

From Manchester United to Middlesbrough to Celtic United, UK teams have always set the standard for football shirts. It only makes sense because football was created in England, so the traditions and styles of football wear were established there first. The famous red vest with white arms of the Arsenal defined an era of football in England. Everyone would recognize the basic elements of football shirts that came out of the English tradition. The three stripes on the shoulder of short sleeved shirts, or the alternating vertical stripes that are so commonly used in football shirts are two examples.

As football continues to be an international game, countries outside of the United Kingdom are beginning to set trends as well. Several innovative designs are coming out of countries like Brazil or Germany, where football is a matter of national pride.

England’s various teams have always set the standard for football shirt design. If you see a color pattern or design on a football shirt and believe you’ve seen it before, it’s probably been a design worn by a team from the United Kingdom.

The famous players who wear the shirts also have a lot to do with how famous a shirt is. The shirt’s fame can also hinge on when it was worn and how well a team did. The 1966 World Cup Final shirt that was worn by England is famous for its simplicity – a red shirt with the simple white English crest on the chest. The 1968 Manchester United shirt that was worn in the European Cup Final is famous for its unusual dark blue color, and for the famous players who wore it when Manchester United won the European Cup.

Some famous shirts from outside of the UK have much to do with the men who wore them. The 1986 blue and white striped Argentina shirt reminds fans of the year Diego Maradona helped lead Argentina to a World Cup victory. The football shirt worn by Pele in Brazil’s 1970 World Cup win is also pretty well known internationally. Football fans are known for their loyalty, so the question of whose football shirts are most famous could draw some pretty intense arguments. Most fans would, of course, declare their own country’s shirts as the best and most famous. I believe that the tradition and longstanding domination of the football teams from England would have to give them the edge in this competition. The shirts may change from year to year, but England has always set the style for football shirts around the world.

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World Cup Gifts For England Fans – South Africa 2010

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

In the summer of 2010 the biggest event in sport kicks off in South Africa, the World Cup Football Finals. All of the great international teams will gather to fight for the right to take home the World Cup trophy and be crowned champions of the football world for the next four years. Among the favourites to win are Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Germany and England. There will also be strong competition from the African nations, particularly the Ivory Coast and possibly the hosts, South Africa. The big name players are all involved, Christiano Ronaldo, Loinel Messi, Fernando Torrez, Wayne Rooney and Michael Ballack will all be desperate to win for their countries.

For those without tickets to see the games in South Africa there are plenty of ways to get involved and lots of superb memorabilia to collect. In England the most popular item is the flag of Saint George. Every time there is a big sporting occasion which England are involved in the whole country goes St. George crazy. Flags adorn houses, shops and offices and can be see in the windows of cars and trucks. The simple red cross on a white background is the proud emblem of a nation getting behind the team they love.

The English Football Association (The FA) have launched a very simple new football kit for the 2010 World Cup. Gone are the loud designs of the past, replaced with a simple white shirt with a small collar. The players number is positioned on the front of the shirt in red, right in the centre, with the famous three lions crest on the breast. The players name and number also appear in red on the reverse of the shirt. The effect is a timeless garment which any England fan would be proud to wear. The England ‘away’ kit is not unlike the famous red shirts that the 1966 World Cup winning squad wore on their victorious day.

There are other collectible items such as scarves, hats and T shirts. If you are not interested in garments there are many books and CD’s for sale, with profiles of the players and footage of the goals and highlights that got England to the finals. There are some brilliant novelty items too like the England World Cup rubber duck or the superb dancing, singing fan toy that sings England chants and looks like a true England fan in a replica shirt and jeans.

For many, buying World Cup memorabilia is just a great way to support the team, others start collections which become valuable over the years. There is a huge market for rare, collectible items, such as the World Cup Willie toys from the 1966 finals.

If you know someone who can’t wait for the kick off to the World Cup Finals and loves football gifts, there is a link below with some great ideas.

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