Need to Learn How to Bet on Soccer?

June 15, 2017

If you are interested in learning a little bit about sports betting, then the first thing you need to consider is what sport or sports you are planning on betting on – because if you do not have a particular sport in mind, it will be easier for you to get into any sports that you see, while if you have specific sports in mind, you may be ready to…


Great Portuguese Players

April 5, 2017

No summary of Portuguese greats can start anywhere other than with Eusebio da Silva Ferreira, undoubtedly the greatest player Portugal has ever produced. From the humble origins of Maputo in his homeland of Mozambique “ The Black Panther” would emerge as one of the World Cup’s most lethal strikers. His success was to combine searing pace with ferocious shooting and an uncanny ability to dribble in and out of the…


England vs Portugal – a long history

March 15, 2017

England and Portugal go way back. English crusaders were keen to help oust the Moors from Lisbon in 1147, and the mutual trade treaty signed in 1294 became Portugal ‘s first ever alliance with another country. Since then there have been many instances of mutual help. England lent a hand in Portugal ‘s wars against Castile (the 1400s) and the French (the 1800s), and the Portuguese stood up and were…


Wayne Rooney in 2004

February 15, 2017

This article was written in 2004 when Wayne Rooney was just starting out. It is interesting to see what this writer thought about him back then and how he has held up. Wayne Rooney has made the headlines as the newest star of English football. But, writes Victoria Shaw, he lacks the glamour required to become an international icon It’s early evening in a quiet Liverpool suburb. Between a boarded-up…


Obrigado Portugal [Thank you Portugal]

January 15, 2017

Peter Gordon writes up his experience of Euro 2004 from an England fan’s perspective. I’d always wanted to do one mad tournament in my life and Portugal seemed the perfect place to do it. Cheap, nice weather and easily accessible, my 6th football tournament filled all the criteria to get to as many games in as short a time as possible. I started off by attending the LondonEnglandfans/British Council ‘Welcome…


FA Women’s Cup: Dynamo North London

November 15, 2016

Article written by Online Soccer Champions “So men or women it’s the pinnacle for any footballer,” says Tony André, manager of Dynamo North London, as his side enjoy a cup run. Anjana Gadgil joins them for the ride and explores why the FA Cup is still so important. Filled with nervous energy, the two teams line up in the tunnel and lift their boots so the referee can check their…


Zinedine Zidane: A review from 2002

October 12, 2016

Article written by Golf Clubs Guide No doubt Zinedine Zidane was one of the best players ever to play for France and his legacy is still in the making as coach of Real Madrid. Here is a review of him from 2002 that we found in on an expired soccer website, so we thought we should bring in back to life. France Football magazine has just invented a new super…


Imran Khan – Grassroots Muslim Footballer

September 19, 2016

Article written by Football Predictions “I always thought that people with beards and praying were a bit weird, that they were missing out on something.” So says Imran Khan, goalkeeper for London APSA (Asian People Sports Association), a mostly Muslim football team. “But then I realised I was the one missing out on something. At the time I joined them I was a bit of a jack-the-lad (carefree and irresponsible),…


Making friends on the Algarve

June 10, 2016

Article written by Biking circle Mark Hetherington reports on fan-friendly events in and around Albufeira and Faro. This Tuesday a group of England supporters got together to do something a bit different from the usual morning of breakfast and hangover recovery here on the Algarve. We all met up with Graham Jamieson from the British Council on Fisherman’s Beach in Albuferia to help with the morning’s beach cleaning! Glamorous stuff…


Match Day In Portugal

January 15, 2016

Article written by Holistic soccer Football is football all over the world. But the experience can be quite different depending on what country you are in. Graham Jamieson tells us about his experience of Portuguese football – comparing it with his experiences of match day in the UK. Tickets. Surprisingly, it is quite easy to get tickets – even for the big games like Benfica / Sporting. You go along…