On this day ten years ago Chris Kamara gave us some of the least attentive football reportage we’ve ever seen – completely missing a red card at Fratton Park as Portsmouth took on Blackburn. Professional as ever.
In the face of pressures on local communities brought on by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with people unable to work or feed their families, and with vital community lifelines lost, football – both through its clubs and supporter groups – has stepped into the breach. You can read part one of our round-up here.
COVID-19 has presented a hugely challenging and uncertain time for everyone and our thoughts are with all those directly affected by the pandemic. The Government’s message is clear – stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.
We all have a multitude of new challenges to deal with as the COVID-19 pandemic changes our world – one area requiring particular attention for millions of families is how to provide children with creative activities to fill the days, as many are now faced with the new reality of home schooling.
Former-NUFC, West Ham and Villa winger Nobby Solano was arrested this week for breaking curfew in Peru – caught on his way to a party (sans his famous trumpet), so we’re using this as an excuse to dig up his ludicrous goal against Spurs from 2004-5. A real peach.
In the face of pressures on local communities brought on by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with people unable to work or feed their families, and with vital community lifelines lost, football – both through its clubs and supporter groups – has stepped into the breach.
You may have seen the very sad news this week that the former-Aston Villa and Cardiff City midfielder Peter Whittingham passed away after an accident at the age of 35. Peter was a Bluebirds favourite with a rocket of a left foot – so here are five of his best efforts in Cardiff City colours.
Football Supporters Europe (FSE), the pan-european body representing football supporters of which the FSA is a member, have released a statement in response to UEFA’s decision to postpone this summer’s European Championships until 2021.
Elite level football in England and Wales has been suspended until the end of April which will could leave a lot of football fans, who’ve booked travel and accommodation for matches in that period, out of pocket.
The Coronavirus pandemic has this week shown us what football without fans is really like – and we have to say it’s weird. Coaches shouting instructions, players talking to each other, the ref’s whistle echoing – all have eerie prominence without fans in the stands. Ighalo’s excellent effort for Manchester United against LASK on Thursday a great example of the difference the crowd makes.
It was announced this morning that all Premier League and EFL games have been suspended until April 3rd due to the Coronavirus now impacting a number of English clubs. The FA has also suspended the Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship.