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July 5th, 2010

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“Shout” is 2010 single by Shout For England, an ensemble featuring Dizzee Rascal and James Corden. It is an unofficial anthem of the England football team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

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Being well known for releasing awesome songs, Shout For England have done it again with the release of Shout. Although this is a fairly new release by Shout For England, “Shout” is currently one of the top downloads at online music stores such as Amazon and iTunes. There is already a buzz on video tube sites such as YouTube and Shout is certain to rocket high into the charts around the globe. Make sure you don’t miss out on this latest offering from Shout For England. This song’s reach is not just limited to mp3 downloads, the Shout ringtone is one of the hottest ringtone downloads around at the moment. If you’re into Shout For England in a big way, you should definitely have some Shout For England ringtones on your phone.

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Football Boots For The Glorious Game


July 4th, 2010

If of course you are an ardent fan or a football player you will already know this, looking forward to either sitting at home shouting your head off at the referee, or a player, or down the pub with all your pals, taking in every minute of play, because the most important achievement, is to bring the cup home to England.

 

Football matches are charged with emotion and has reduced many a fan to tears at the loss of a game, no shame in that, in fact the late Bill Shankly, who in his time managed Liverpool Football Club, once said, “Football is not about life or death, it is more important than that”

 

Adidas Nike and puma football boots will be taking the field in this very prestigious tournament on the skilled feet of the most famous footballers the world has known, in fact the match ball for the 2010 FIFA World Cup is made by Adidas, and named JUBULANI which means ‘bringing joy to everyone’ in isiZulu, this is the language of the ZULU people, and with about 10 million people speaking the language of which a vast majority live in South Africa seems very apt.

 

Whatever pitch you play the game of football on, whether it is a playing field, for a local club, or a semi or professional club, or whatever standard, football boots are an important factor in your performance, and of course you will have your favourite brand, so look no further, a great supplier such as Studs Sports, based in Newquay, who stock Adidas football boots, also Nike and Puma boots, and many more, also a huge stock of apparel for the game of football will have everything you need.

 

Since the advent of the Internet football boot websites have escalated, and more consumers are being drawn to these sites, because many would argue that a better selection, more information, a better assortment, and more importantly the convenience factor, is encouraging more internet shopping.  It comes hard trudging around your town or city, for the pair of football boots you want, only to find when you enquire, they are either out of stock, or have not got them in your size.  This can be a huge waste of time and money on bus, train fares, or petrol.

 

With a wide range of football boots from top manufacturers, and all your favourites such as the Adidas Football boots, Copa Mondial FG, and Predator X, Nike’s football boot, Air Legend FG, and the Mercural Talaria V, also Mercurial Steam V FG, and not forgetting Puma’s football boot, King Exec SG, And King Pro SG, and many more, you will be spoilt for choice.

 

If you are into football and want the best, then log onto Studs Sports’ website, you can sit in your own home and browse through everything on offer, and take your time to make your choices, without the hassle of sales people, parking, and parking meters.  These are all things of the past, shopping is so much easier now online, happy shopping.

 

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Celebrate the Start of World Cup 2010 – Buy Football Shirts at Quality Prices


July 4th, 2010

So the World Cup is finally upon us – which means it’s the last chance for fans to buy football shirts representing the competing teams. As always, sales of England football shirts have been spiking in the months leading up to the tournament: there’s nothing like a World Cup to get fans interested (not to mention non-fans, who get caught up in the waves of media hysteria that traditionally surround an outing for the Three Lions). Getting one’s hooks on genuine England football jerseys in time for, or during, a World Cup gives one an opportunity to own that most elusive of prizes – the kit they won the biggest prize in the world in.

So – is England going to win the World Cup? All those fans who’ve rushed out to buy football shirts at last minute prices – will their loyalty, their hard-earned spend, be rewarded? There are enough pre-emptive excuses flying about already to suggest not – the altitude, injuries to key players, and so on. And that, of course, makes 2010 prime territory for England to flabbergast the naysayers with a run of scintillating performances. They’ve done it before, coming from nowhere with a nothing squad to produce the tournament of a lifetime – why not now?

In which case, where exactly does one go to buy football shirts representing the England team? Or any team, for that matter? Well, there are a couple of sites on the Internet that have developed serious expertise in the stocking and delivery of international football shirts – sites that seem able to source and store even the most eclectic kit. Footballtops is one of them – a relatively new footie kit site that obviously has access to a great supplier. Footballtops is stocking not just England shirts; not even just England, Holland and Argentina shirts: but what looks like every kit for every nation playing in the tournament. A person can even get the Honduras home shirt, for goodness sake. Anyone looking to buy football shirts for World Cup 2010 could do far worse than checking out a site like this – they’ve got the latest gear at prices to beat high street shops hands down.

Price, of course, has always been a problem when buying replica football jerseys. The companies that make them have traditionally adopted the habit of bringing new ones out every season and charging the best part of £60 for ownership. World Cup kits are slightly different. The tournament, as we all know by heart, by now, comes around once every four years, and usually heralds a new “lucky” jersey to go with it. A World Cup football shirt is as much a souvenir of the event as it is actually a team shirt – the uniform the team may have worn to go all the way.

When you buy football shirts to celebrate the World Cup, you’re not just showing support – you’re showing belief. Belief that the team of choice can go all the way. That can be a powerful thing. Who knows – commonly held belief may even sway results. So go to it – buy football jerseys to mark the country’s involvement in the World Cup. Just do yourself a favour and buy them from the Internet.

Footballtops is the leading supplier of football kits and football shirts in the UK. When you buy football shirts to celebrate the World Cup, you’re not just showing support – you’re showing belief. Belief that the team of choice can go all the way. For more information please visit http://www.footballtops.com

English Football- It’s History


July 3rd, 2010

Imbued in English culture is a love and inventor of Sports of all kinds.

I have a website where I have listed and linked to the 100+ various sports and games created by us Brits. Our national game is Football which It is believed was first played over a 1,000 years ago in English villages up and down the country. There are stories that villager’s played against villager’s and the aim of the game was to get the ball passed the opposing village boundary line. The rules included kicking, punching, scratching the opposition over and above the kicking of the ball.

 

1280 AD – Earliest form of ball kicking

The earliest recorded form of ball kicking was recorded in England in 1280 AD at Ulgham near Ashington in Northumberland. A player was killed by running into an opposing players dagger.

 

1314 AD – The first banning of Football

In 1314, comes the earliest reference to a game called football when Nicholas de Farndone Lord Mayor of the City of London issued a decree on behalf of King Edward II banning football. It was written in the French used by the English upper classes at the time. A translation reads: “For as much as there is great noise in the city caused by hustling over large foot balls in the fields of the public from which many evils might arise which God forbid: we command and forbid on behalf of the king, on pain of imprisonment, such game to be used in the city in the future.”

 

1409 AD – First banning of betting on Football

In 1409 King Henry IV of England gives us the first documented use of the English word “football” when issued a proclamation forbidding the levying of money for “foteball”.

1481 AD – Earliest description of Football Game At the end of the 15th century comes the earliest description of a football game. This account in Latin of a football game contains a number of features of modern football and comes from Cawston, Nottinghamshire, England. It is included in a manuscript collection of the miracles of King Henry VI of England. Although the precise date is uncertain it certainly comes from between 1481 and 1500. This is the first account of an exclusively “kicking game” and the first description of dribbling. “The game at which they had met for common recreation is called by some the foot-ball game. It is one in which young men, in country sport, propel a huge ball not by throwing it into the air but by striking it and rolling it along the ground, and that not with their hands but with their feet… kicking in opposite directions” The chronicler gives the earliest reference to a football field, stating that: “The boundaries have been marked and the game had started.

1526 AD – First Football Boots In 1526 comes the first record of a pair of football boots occurs when Henry VIII of England ordered a pair from the Great Wardrobe in 1526. Unfortunately these are no longer in existence.

1581 AD – First organised Team Sport In 1581 comes the earliest account of football as an organised team sport. Richard Mulcaster, a student at Eton College in the early 16th century and later headmaster at other English schools provides the earliest references to teams (“sides” and “parties”), positions (“standings”), a referee (“judge over the parties”) and a coach “(trayning maister)”. Mulcaster’s “footeball” had evolved from the disordered and violent forms of traditional football:

[s]ome smaller number with such overlooking, sorted into sides and standings, not meeting with their bodies so boisterously to trie their strength: nor shouldring or shuffing one an other so barbarously … may use footeball for as much good to the body, by the chiefe use of the legges.

Mulcaster also confirms that in sixteenth century England football was very popular and widespread: it had attained “greatnes. .. [and was] much used … in all places”

Despite this violence continued to be a problem. For example, the parish archives of North Moreton, Oxfordshire for May 1595 state: “Gunter’s son and ye Gregorys fell together by ye years at football. Old Gunter drew his dagger and both broke their heads, and they died both within a fortnight after.”

1600 AD – First reference to Scoring a Goal

The first direct references to scoring a goal come from England in the 1600s. For example, in John Day’s play ‘The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green (performed circa 1600; published 1659): “I’ll play a gole at camp-ball” (an extremely violent variety of football, which was popular in East Anglia. Similarly in a poem in 1613, Michael Drayton refers to “when the Ball to throw, And drive it to the Gole, in squadrons forth they goe”.

 

1602 AD – First reference to Passing the Ball In 1602 the earliest reference to a game involving passing the ball comes from cornish hurling. In particular Carew tells us that: “Then must he cast the ball (named Dealing) to some one of his fellowes”. In this case, however, the pass is by hand, as in rugby football. Although there are other allusions to ball passing in seventeenth century literature, this is the only one which categorically states that the ball was passed to another member of the same team. There are no other explicit references to passing the ball between members of the same team until the 1860s, however, in 1650 English puritan Richard baxter alludes to player to player passing of the ball during a football game in his book Everlasting Rest: “like a Football in the midst of a crowd of Boys, tost about in contention from one to another”.

 

1608 AD – Outlawing of Football in Cities

Football continued to be outlawed in English cities, for example the Manchester Lete Roll contains a resolution, dated 12 October 1608: “That whereas there hath been heretofore great disorder in our towne of Manchester, and the inhabitants thereof greatly wronged and charged with makinge and amendinge of their glasse windows broken yearlye and spoyled by a companye of lewd and disordered psons vsing that unlawfull exercise of playinge with the ffote-ball in ye streets of ye sd toune breakinge many men’s windowes and glasse at their plesures and other great enormyties. Therefore, wee of this jurye doe order that no manner of psons hereafter shall play or use the footeball in any street within the said toune of Manchester, subpœnd to evye one that shall so use the same for evye time xiid”.

 

Although football was frequently outlawed in England, it remained popular even with the ruling classes. For example, during the reign of King James I of England James Howelll mentions how Lord Willoughby and Lord Sunderland enjoyed playing football, for example:”Lord Willoughby, and he, with so many of their servants … play’d a match at foot- ball against such a number of Countrymen, where my Lord of Sunderland being busy about the ball, got a bruise in the breast.

 

1624 AD – First concept of Football Teams

The concept of football teams is mentioned by English Poet Edmund Waller in c1624: He mentions a “a sort [i.e. company]of lusty shepherds try their force at football, care of victory… They ply their feet, and still the restless ball, Toss’d to and fro, is urged by them all”. The last line suggests that playing as a team emerged much earlier in English football than previously thought.

 

1638 AD – Popularity of Football

Football continued to be popular throughout seventeenth century England. For example in 1634 Davenant is quoted (in Hones Table-Book) as remarking, “I would now make a safe retreat, but methinks Jam stopped by one of your heroic gamea called football; which I conceive (under your favor) not very conveniently civil in the streets, especially in such irregular and narrow roads as Crooked Lane. Yet it argues your courage, much like your military pastime of throwing at cocks, since you have long allowed these two valiant exercises in the streets”. Similarly in 1638 Thomas Randolp suggests this in the following lines from one of his plays: “Madam, you may in time bring down his legs To the just size, now overgrown with playing Too much at foot-ball”.

 

1660 AD – First Objective study of Football In 1660 comes the first objective study of football, given in Francis Willughby’s Book of Sports, written in about 1660. This account is particularly noteworthy as he refers to football by its correct name and is the first to describe the following: goals and a pitch (“a close that has a gate at either end. The gates are called Goals”), tactics (“leaving some of their best players to guard the goal”), scoring (“they that can strike the ball through their opponents’ goal first win”) and the way teams were selected (“the players being equally divided according to their strength and nimbleness”). He is the first to describe a law of football: “They often break one another’s shins when two meet and strike both together against the ball, and therefore there is a law that they must not strike higher than the ball”. His book includes the first (basic) diagram illustrating a modern football pitch.

Football continued to be played in the later seventeenth century, even in cities such as London. The great diarist Samuel Pepys, for example, states in 1665 that in a London street “the streete being full of footballs”

1840’s AD – Codified Football England was the first country in the world to develop codified football, coming about from a desire of its various public schools to compete against each other. Previously, each school had its own rules, which may have dated back to the fifteenth or sixteenth centuries. The first attempts to come up with single codes probably began in the 1840s, with various meetings between school representatives attempting to come up with a set of rules with which all would be happy. The first attempt was The Cambridge Rules, created in 1848; others developed their own sets, most notably Sheffield F.C. (1855) and J.C. Thring(1862). These were moulded into one set in 1863 when the Football Association was formed; though some clubs continued to play under the Sheffield Rules 1878, and others dissented to form Rugby Union instead. The 1863 rules of the Football Association provides the first reference in the English Language to the verb to “pass” a ball.

1866 AD – First Player to be Ruled Offside C.W.Alcock became the first footballer ever to be ruled off side on 31 March 1866, confirming that players were probing ways of exploiting the new off side rule right from the start. The offside rule was introduced in 1866 into the Football Association rules. It was almost identical to the one that had been part of the Cambridge Rules.

The early Sheffield Rules were particularly important as their offside system allowed poaching or sneaking and thus demonstrated the use of the forward pass: Players known as “kick throughs” were positioned permanently near the opponents goal to receive these balls. According to C.W. Alcock the Sheffield style gave birth to the modern passing game. The Sheffield Rules of 1862later included both crossbars and half time and free kicks were introduced to their code in 1866.

1867 AD – The Oldest Football Cup in the World The Youdan Cup was an association football competition played in Sheffield, England. A local theatre owner Thomas Youdan sponsored the competition and provided the trophy. The trophy itself was made of silver, and although Thomas Youdan awarded a £2 prize to the winner of a competition to design the trophy, it was not completed in time to be presented on the day to the winners.

The format of the competition was drawn up by a committee and played under Sheffield Rules. The first two rounds were on a knock-out basis, however the final was contested between three teams playing each other in turn.

The final was played at Bramell Lane, Sheffield on 5 March 1867 and attracted 3,000 spectators, each paying 3d admission. The game used the concept of ‘rouges’ (a rouge was scored when an attempt at goal, using a goal only 4 yards wide, missed, but would have gone into an 8 yard wide goal: rouges were only considered in the case of a drawn match), and Hallam beat Norfolk and Mackenzie to finish first, while Norfolk beat Mackenzie and finished second. The Runners-up were presented with a two-handed silver goblet encircled with athletic figures that had been purchased with the proceeds of the gate money and had been completed. Sadly Youdan was unable to present it personally as he was ill.

1870 AD – The first International England was home to the first ever international football match on the 5 March 1870. The first match ended in a draw and was one of a series of four matches between representatives of England and Scotland at The Oval, London. These matches were arranged by the Football Association, at the time the only national football body in the world.

The origin of these games came in 1870 when CW Alcock challenged homegrown contenders in Scotland against an English eleven. These challenges were issued in Scottish newspapers, including the Glasgow Herald. He received no response to these adverts. One response to Alcock’s challenges illustrates that soccer was eclipsed in Scotland by other codes:

“Mr Alcock’s challenge to meet a Scotch eleven on the borders sounds very well and is doubtless well meant. But it may not be generally well known that Mr Alcock is a very leading supporter of what is called the “association game”…devotees of the “association” rules will find no foemen worthy of their steel in Scotland”.

As a result he was forced to draw upon London-based players with Scottish origins. One notable Scottish player of the 1870 and 1871 games was Smith, a player of Queensn Park FC. This suggests that southern teams were not so isolated from Glasgow players and style of play as originally thought. Alcock was categorical that although most players were London based, this was due to lack of response from north of the border:

“I must join issue with your correspondent in some instances. First, I assert that of whatever the Scotch eleven may have been composed the right to play was open to every Scotchman [Alcock's italics] whether his lines were cast North or South of the Tweed and that if in the face of the invitations publicly given through the columns of leading journals of Scotland the representative eleven consisted chiefly of Anglo-Scotians … the fault lies on the heads of the players of the north, not on the management who sought the services of all alike impartially. To call the team London Scotchmen contributes nothing. The match was, as announced, to all intents and purposes between England and Scotland”. The first official ( i.e. Currently recognised by FIFA) international match would take place between Scotland and England on November 30th. 1872. This match was played under the Football Association rules.

1871 AD – The F.A.Cup The F.A. Cup was the first nationally organized competition. A knockout cup, it began 1871, with the first winners being the Wanderers. In those days professionalism was banned, and the cup was dominated by service teams or old schoolboys’ teams (such as Old Etonians). In the early 1870s the modern team passing game was invented by the Sheffield FC, Royal Engineers A.F.C. and Scottish players of the era from Queens Park FC. This was the predecessor to the current passing, defensive game which was known as the Combination Game and was spread around the world by British expatriates.

1888 AD – Worlds First Football League The new professionals needed more regular competitive football in which they could compete, which led to the creation of the Football league in 1888 by Aston Villa director William McGregor . This was dominated by those clubs who had supported professionalism, and the twelve founding members consisted of six from Lancashire (Blackburn Rovers, Burnely, Bolton Wanderers, Accrington, Everton and preston North End) and six from the Midlands (Aston Villa, Derby County, Notts County, Stoke, West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers). No sides from the South or London initially participated.

Preston North End won the first ever Football League championship without losing any of their 22 fixtures, and won the FA Cup to complete the double. They retained their league title the following year but by the turn of the 20th century they had been eclipsed by Aston Villa, who had emulated Preston’s double success in 1897. Other Midlands sides, such as Wolves (1893 FA Cup winners) and West Bromwich Albion (1888 & 1892 FA Cup winners) were also successful during this era, as were Blackburn Rovers, who won five FA Cups in the 1880s and 1890s. In 1892 a second division was added and in 1920 a third division was added.

1891 AD – Creation of Football Net In 1891 Liverpool engineer John Alexander Brodie invented the football net.

1991- Present In 1991 the English Premier league was formed of 20 clubs and with its links to Sky television and the increase in revenues by 2001 The Premier league was the richest league of any kind of sports in the world. At the present day, the league’s TV rights have reached over 2 Billion Pounds. The argument at present is when will technology be used around the goal to confirm problem goals by Video replay.

It always amazes me how from a little Island like England we created and gave the world over 100 sports and games that have dominated the world.

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Strong rivalry between Italy and England football fans in Malta


July 2nd, 2010

Malta is a country of 400,000 people and just like in politics, whereby the country is nearly divided between two political parties, so are the majority of football fans divided between two teams: Italy and England.

 

England ruled Malta from 1800 up to 1964, when the country gained Independence, and Malta’s roots to the British are too evident to ignore: Malta proudly bears the George Cross on its flag, given by King George VI to the island nation for heroic attitude of the people of Malta during the Second World War.

 

Although the English language is considered as Malta’s second language, everybody in Malta speaks English, from the learned to the lay person. English is taught in schools from kindergarten age, and even toddlers are spoken to in both languages simultaneously.

 

Italy’s southern island Sicily is a stone’s throw away from Malta, and ties to the Italians, which were obviously interrupted during WWII, gained strength after the war, and commercial activity between both countries has flourished ever since.

 

During the seventies and eighties, Maltese people could only view one poor local TV station so tuning in to major Italian TV stations helped the Maltese to learn from, and become more accustomed to Italian flair and style. Italian TV stations are still very popular among the locals today and many young Maltese children have learnt how to speak Italian simply by watching Italian TV.

 

No-one really knows why the rivalry between Italian and English Football supporters is so strong in Malta, but it may simply be because there are too many England and Italy football fans on the islands. The other football teams that are gaining ground between Maltese football supporters are Germany, Brazil, Argentina and the Netherlands – but nowhere near the numbers of Italy and England supporters.

 

The Maltese have a very Mediterranean character – they are loud and cheerful, but also passionate about whatever they do.

 

But the rivalry is taken to another level – whenever one of these teams loses a match, the supporters of the other team hit the streets with deafening car-cades to celebrate the loss.

 

Not very sporting attitude, I hear you say! No, not at all! When England were eliminated against Portugal in World Cup 2006, car-cades of Italian football supporters continued throughout the night, and tourists who were not aware of this rivalry did not have a clue as to why Italian football fans were celebrating since their team had not played yet!

 

But while this rivalry may be very annoying to some, it is very amusing to others.

 

“I just hope Italy are eliminated before the England Squad, that would be satisfying enough, I will tease my workmates and get back at them for World Cup 2006″, says England supporter Luke Borg.

 

“I know we have no chance of winning the world cup again, but I just hope England are eliminated before us, or I won’t be able to face my England supporting colleagues!” says Christian Dimech.

 

Every pub, bar, restaurant, club and entertainment venue in Malta sports big screens and numerous TVs to broadcast the World Cup 2010 football matches live.

 

The official World Cup village, set up on Manoel Island, on the road between Sliema and Ta’ Xbiex, has proved to be ever so popular among locals and tourists. Hundreds of football fans flock to the venue with their families, and even young children are seen wearing their favourite team’s colours and waving flags while supporting their favourite teams.

 

But there is only one match that Maltese football fans would die for – England vs Italy. The last time the two squads met in a World Cup match, England beat Italy 2-1 in 1990, on Italian soil.

 

But seems like these fans will have to wait for another World Cup, as both teams have not had a wonderful start this time round!

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Official England Football Merchandise


July 2nd, 2010

Purchasing officially licensed England football merchandise today online can be daunting with so many counterfeit items available, how do you choose which site to buy from. There a number of checks that you can make which not only apply to this type of purchase but many other purchases online.

1. If it’s too good to be true – it is more than likel is!

Officially licensed products are valued much higher because the quality is assured; this makes it much easier to spot a fake if the price is very cheap. Obviously this does not take into account second hand products, but as a general rule if it is a second hand item it will still have a reasonable value if it is a licensed product.

2. Money back guarantee.

If the online site has a money back guarantee you will a much higher chance of a licensed product than not. The reason for this is that the individual company has to now pay for the postage for you to return the item. Due to this generally sites offering a fake item will never offer you a money back guarantee.

3. Examine you goods on arrival.

Before you use the item(s) you have ordered examine them for quality and also check the labels and packaging for misspellings. Additionally you can check the logo itself if applicable to that item. If you are unsure check with your local Trading Standards or directly with the FA or football club who will be able to assist you more

4. Car boot sales, street markets and other offline purchases.

Buying online is not the only way you can also buy offline through many high street stores, car boot sales and local markets. The principles are the same as online; however you have the additional benefit of being able to check the item before you make your purchase. Be sure to take details of the seller in case you need to contact them with regards to the item.

Final words on buying your products…

Overall it is very safe to buy your goods both on and offline, it is essential however that if you want to be assured of high quality long lasting products you must always remember that, out there you will find many people and companies selling goods which are fake (knowingly or not), but you will find many more who are selling official licensed England football merchandise.

Buying official licenced england merchdise online can lead you down the path of unofficial products, you can buy these products online with confidence. England Football Merchandise is simple to get with the right advise.

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July 1st, 2010

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When England face Germany on Sunday, one of the greatest footballing rivalries will be renewed.

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The spectre of penalties will loom large over the England players, having suffered semi-final defeats on spot-kicks to a German team at both the 1990 World Cup and Euro 96, not to mention England’s unenviable position of having the worst record on penalties in world football. But if England are to continue a run of form which sees them unbeaten against Germany in three meetings on foreign soil then the focus must be on winning the match, and not any shootout.

The history between the two nations is well documented, with England’s one and only World Cup win coming against West Germany at Wembley in 1966. The Germans had the Indian sign over England for 34 years, including a showdown at the 1970 World Cup, a draw at the 1982 World Cup and those infamous shootouts, before England finally gained a competitive victory over Germany at Euro 2000.

The days of Germany ruling the roost over England now seem to be a thing of the past, with England winning 5-1 in Munich in a World Cup qualifier in 2001 and coming away victorious from Berlin in an international friendly in November 2008. Germany have also had their share of success in that time, though, so there is every reason to suggest this game will be a tight affair.

England are at full strength going into the game, with all 23 squad members taking part in training. With Ledley King back from a groin injury and Jamie Carragher available again following suspension, Fabio Capello has options at the back. England kept a clean sheet in picking up their first, crucial win over Slovenia on Wednesday and put in a much-improved overall performance, so it seems unlikely there will be any changes to the starting-line-up, with Matthew Upson keeping his place alongside John Terry.

The pressure will be on Wayne Rooney to finally get on the scoresheet after a disappointing campaign and, while there were positives against Slovenia, England’s top players must improve to oust Joachim Low’s side.

While England may put out an unchanged side, Germany have decisions to make. One is made for them as Miroslav Klose comes back from a one-match ban while Cacau, who started in his place against Ghana, will miss the match with a stomach strain.

More concerning is the fitness of Bastian Schweinsteiger, the lynchpin who, alongside Sami Khedira, has held the midfield together for Mesut Ozil to provide the attacking impetus. But Schweinsteiger has a thigh muscle injury and, with the England game coming just four days after the last group game, he may not have sufficient time to recover. If Low is forced to deploy Toni Kroos in his place, it could be pivotal, but Schweinsteiger took place in full training on Saturday.

Germany also have issues at left back. Bayern Munich’s Holger Badstuber played there in the first two games but came in for much criticism. Jerome Boateng was then brought in to start against Ghana but he was replaced in the 73rd minute by Marcell Jansen and also faces a race against time to prove his fitness. Low will probably not decide who plays there until Sunday.

Germany player to watch: Miroslav Klose. Second only to Gerd Muller in Germany’s all-time scoring chart, Klose went into the finals with questions to answer after a dismal season with Bayern Munich. A goal in the first game against Australia relieved some of the pressure but he was then controversially sent off against Serbia. England have yet to face a quality forward yet in the finals, with Robert Green’s gaffe against USA the only goal conceded, and despite Klose’s troubles, he is a tournament performer and his display could be the difference.

England player to watch: Jermain Defoe. With only one goal against a major nation, and that being in an international friendly against Netherlands, questions remain over Defoe’s pedigree on the biggest of stages. Goals against Andorra, Kahzakstan and Trinidad & Tobago and all well and good, but Germany will not allow the same time and space. His match-winning performance against Slovenia provided a timely boost, and his ability to shake off the shackles of the German back line may shape England’s hopes.

Key battle: Germany’s left-back v James Milner. The fact that we do not know if Badstuber, Boateng, Jansen or even Lahm will play on the left for Germany must pose problems for Low’s organisation at the back. After playing like a rabbit in the headlights against USA, Milner was dangerous on the wing against Slovenia and provided the cross for Defoe to guide home the winner. If Milner can again impress, up against Germany’s “problem position”, England’s forwards may have plenty to feed off.

Trivia: Paul the Octopus is the sensation of Germany, correctly predicting all the team’s results at this World Cup – including the Serbia defeat. He picked Germany for this game.

Stats: England have played Germany four times at the World Cup, and each game has finished level after 90 minutes, with three extending to extra-time and one being decided on penalty kicks. England have taken 29 corners so far in the World Cup – more than any other team after the end of the group stage.

Odds: Germany (2.87), the draw (3.20) and England (2.62) with Bet365. Germany to win on penalties is 9.50 and England 10.00.

Prediction: A tough one to call, and perhaps the availability of Schweinsteiger could prove the difference between these teams.

Sunday 27th June 2010
Venue: Free State Stadium
Kick-off: 15:00
Gerrard – Rooney can still make big impact

England skipper Steven Gerrard has warned Germany that Wayne Rooney’s World Cup is ready to spark into life in Bloemfontein.

Rooney has so far struggled to make the expected impact in South Africa despite England advancing to the knockout stages.

The Manchester United striker failed to hit the target in all three group matches with United States, Algeria and Slovenia.

But Gerrard is convinced the explosive form of the 24-year-old in training is a clear sign Rooney is in the mood to punish England’s old rivals.

The Liverpool midfielder said: “The pressure is not just on Rooney but all the team – but top players put pressure on themselves. I’m sure Wayne does so in his own spare time.

“But it’s only a matter of time before Wayne scores in this tournament and hopefully that is on Sunday.

“I have every confidence that he will play well because he played well in the last game and he is looking really sharp in training.”

Coach Fabio Capello echoed Gerrard’s sentiments about Rooney.

The Italian said: “Wayne is training very well and scored a lot of goals. We hope it will be the same.

“Always Rooney is a very good player. He didn’t score in the last few games but always he is a very important player for us with his movement and everything he does during the game.”

Gerrard insists England will be ready for all eventualities – including the last 16 meeting going to penalties.

England suffered the heartbreak of losing the 1990 World Cup and Euro 96 semi-finals to Germany on spot-kicks.

He said: “We are very confident going into the game. We are on the back of a good performance against Slovenia.

“The mood is good, we have prepared hard for this game and we will do whatever it takes to get across the line into the last eight.

“It is going to be a very difficult game. Ideally we want to win the game in 90 minutes but if we have to go to extra-time and penalties, we will be ready.”

Capello has faith in his players to deliver the victory millions of supporters back in England are hoping for.

He said: “It is a very important game, one of the more important, because we want to go forward and play the next game.

“I know the value of Germany but I also know the value of my players.”

Germany coach Joachim Low failed to show up for the official press conference and no player was present either – contrary to FIFA regulations – with goalkeeping coach Andreas Kopke conducting the briefing.

There was speculation that Germany were angry at not being allowed to train on the Free State Stadium pitch.

Instead they used the facilities at a nearby university complex before the press conference.

Kopke said: “This is not a protest at all. People were not able to get here on time.

“We were not able to use the stadium. We had to use another site and tried to be punctual (for the press conference).”

When pressed on what will be viewed as a snub by Low, Kopke became irritated.

He said: “We were not able time-wise to get here. We want to be well prepared, that is the reason.

“We were not able to practice on the pitch for logistics reasons. But it is the same for England. We are used to it. We did not practice in the actual stadium the last two times.

“It is not a protest, that’s the way it is. There is no point in asking the question again and again.”

Kopke is well informed about penalties, should it come to that again when a place in the quarter-finals is at stake.

He saved Gareth Southgate’s effort for England in the semi-final at Euro 96, on the way to his team winning the championship.

Kopke has no fears that current number one Manuel Neuer will rise to the challenge if needed.

Kopke said: “I think it would be great not to have to go to a penalty shoot-out. If we have to go for it, we are prepared. Manuel will of course get the info he needs. But I am not going to give any secrets away.

“We practise penalties but cannot simulate this situation. You have got 120 minutes behind you, the atmosphere is completely different.”

While Bastian Schweinsteiger and Jerome Boateng have both trained they remain doubtful through injury while Cacau will be absent after suffering an abdominal muscle strain.

Kopke said: “We will have to talk to our doctors and see if they can play. They need to be at 100% in terms of fitness.”

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Will Women’s Football Ever Be Massive In England?


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


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).

England vs USA

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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June 29th, 2010

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