football

Kick around about all things soccer; explore football's storied history, current events in the soccer sphere, the intricacies of the game and more.

Andrew Beasley14 days ago
A Day at the OptaPro Forum
Whatever your opinion of football statistics, there's no doubt you will be aware of Opta. They are the official data provider for the Premier League, and their OptaJoe Twitter account has over a milli...
Clare Dinsdale14 days ago
Chasing Football
It is 9:30 AM on a Wednesday morning, and yet again I am sitting at my computer perusing job adverts for an opening in football. It has been over a year since I started looking for a job in football, ...
Kieran Leyshon17 days ago
The Spanish Connection
Think back to the summer; Chelsea had just signed Alvaro Morata for £58m from Real Madrid, a new club record. This sparked a lot of speculation: was Cesc Fabregas going to provide the same assists tha...
Haze .17 days ago
Goal! Extended Version
Shanghai Yellow Formation 4,3,2,1 ST - Sun Tzu *Main Character* LB - Qui CAM - Mao *Captain*. LCB - Lee CAM - Yoshou RCB - Wei CM - Haifang. RB - Liu CM - Goe. GK - Gajou CDM - Han Shanghai Black Form...
Greg Bond19 days ago
Most Emotional Moments in Soccer History
Soccer comes with a lot of mixed emotions other than the fierce attitude the players and fans have on. From the heartbreak after a tragic loss to the intense joy after defeating an ongoing rival, socc...
C.C. Curtis24 days ago
The All Time Greatest Matches in Soccer History
We all know how thrilling and nerve wracking soccer matches are—especially when your favorite team goes head to head with your most hated team. Serious things can really go down. Either watching it li...
Greg Bond25 days ago
Reasons Why Soccer Is Better than Basketball
Basketball is pretty up there among the best sports in the world. As simple as the game is, it's much more complex than you think. Since there's so many rules and regulations within the game, that's w...
Leanna Davisa month ago
Tell-Tale Signs That You Grew Up Playing Soccer
Anyone who grew up playing soccer knows that there are a plenty of struggles when it comes to playing any sport, let alone one that involves a ton of running, weird tan lines, and suicide drills. But ...
George Nekilana month ago
Reasons Why Soccer Is Better than Baseball
Baseball is an old school sport that it started way back in America around the 1800s. The sport basically consists of two teams, a ball, a bat, and gloves. Yes, there is other equipment and gear other...
Iggy Paulsena month ago
Important Lessons Learned Coaching Soccer
There's something magical about coaching young kids in a soccer team—kids who want to be the next Mia Hamm or Beckham. Soccer is a beautiful game, and when you're the one teaching kids the principles ...
Rachel Blancharda month ago
Reasons Why Soccer is Better than Football
Known as both soccer and football, soccer is an amazing, international sport that's loved by millions of adoring fans. As unique as this sport is, it comes with colorful and friendly fans, skillful pl...
Iggy Paulsena month ago
Inspirational Soccer Quotes for Girls to Always Know
Ever since She's the Man, the world has started to take notice of girls who want to be taken seriously as soccer athletes. The truth is that women's soccer just doesn't get the same amount of attentio...
Jacob Schneider2 months ago
The Best Soccer Moments of 2017
2017 is coming to an end and with Boxing Day having just passed, it's time to look back on the year that was. In a year full of World Cup qualifiers and fantastic plays and moments throughout the year...
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Steven Rao2 months ago
El Clasico: The Ultimate Showdown...
Growing up, my first memories of Spanish football and La Liga were in the 1996-97 season at the tender age of six years old, with my brother, watching the original Ronaldo wearing the ‘Blaugrana’ of B...
Sherry Campbell2 months ago
Best Penalty Kicks of All Time
It takes an incredible amount of skill to score some of the best penalty kicks in soccer history. As some of the most exciting and nail-biting moments in soccer matches, spot kicks are a rare treasure...
Sherry Campbell3 months ago
Barcelona's Greatest La Liga Memories at Vicente Calderón Stadium
Each Atletico Madrid vs FC Barcelona match is nothing close to boring. With fans on the edge of their seats, and some of the most intense energy in the stadium, we have narrowed down some of Barcelona...
Jake Gray3 months ago
The Jamie Vardy Story
As an ink filled needle pricked in to his ribs, Jamie Vardy had one thought on his mind and no, it wasn’t the tattoo. The news had got out around the country that Jamie Vardy was having a party that n...
Leslie Arietta3 months ago
The Beauty of Soccer
My parents always told me, “no hands,” so I would run around the front yard with my hands up saying, “no hands.” That was the moment I became a soccer player. Soccer has been a part of my life for 17 ...