The World Cup Finals may be football’s most watched showpiece event on the planet but there can be little doubt which one is the most difficult to win. Not even the threat of far-right extremist hooligans, as exposed in the BBC’s recent Panorama programme on the European Championships host nations Poland and the Ukraine, can remove the excitement generated by the one…Continue
Added by Wayne Wiggins on June 4, 2012 at 17:23 — No Comments
Tottenham currently find themselves 5th in the table with only one win in their last nine matches. Tottenham who were 3rd in the league just before Christmas and seemed to be the only team capable of keeping in the touch with the two Manchester sides, who went on to run away from the rest of the challenging bunch. Tottenham, were, for many people playing the most attractive football in the league including Sir Alex Ferguson, and after 20 games they only failed to score…Continue
Added by Craig English on April 26, 2012 at 23:13 — No Comments
In the Summer, Sir Alex Ferguson has a mountainous decision to make. Does he offer the perennial Paul Scholes another 1 year contract, or does he look to find a replacement for the pass master?
Many have said that the reason why Manchester United has been so successful this year is due to the resigning of the midfield maestro, and it would be hard to argue with them.
In the previous match against Queens Park Rangers, Scholes was on the pitch for 74 minutes. Within that time,…Continue
Added by Nick Walkiden on April 11, 2012 at 9:56 — No Comments
‘The influence of celebrity has been especially pronounced on certain kinds of media products (Turner, 2006: 487)
It is not so uncommon to see your favourite sport star or favourite entertainment star on the front of a magazine cover, or on the front pages of a newspaper with the mass media that is now readily available to consumers including: TV, Radio, Magazines, Newspapers, and the Internet, which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in some cases. Therefore, this chapter…Continue
Added by Wesley Hutchins on February 2, 2012 at 20:22 — No Comments
Football is a widely watched form of entertainment, with a high emphasis on raw talent, emotion and of course money. Many males base their whole life around the sport, and many children of the younger generation look up to such footballers like David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and John Terry. However such role models are not all they seem, they are not so clean cut as they may appear on the football field.
The issue of wages is widely reported in the British press in a negative…Continue
Added by Wesley Hutchins on February 2, 2012 at 20:15 — No Comments
I was reading yet another one of those 'My Perfect XI' lists recently that are so often a feature of websites or magazines.
You know the sort of thing, an all-time XI as selected by someone important. They may be from a single club, from a particular country or league, the most…Continue