It’s often said that goalkeepers are a bit mad. Outfield players get the glory of scoring and creating goals for their team, while goalkeepers receive abuse for 90 minutes from opposing fans and are mostly judged on mistakes. They also dive to the ground thousands of times in their careers, but why? Goalkeepers dive because
With more than nine million players, Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is one of the most popular games with football fans worldwide. It is well known that footballers are not allowed to bet on themselves or anything related to the sport, but what about Fantasy Football? Football Association (FA) rules do not forbid Premier League players
If you yell an expletive at someone down the street, you’ll probably end up in serious trouble. Do it at a football match, and you might just get away with it. Goalkeepers are frequently on the receiving end of several derogatory chants during games, particularly when they take goal kicks. Football fans usually shout, “You
You might have noticed that a significant amount of past and present football referees are bald. Anthony Taylor, David Elleray, Dermot Gallagher, Howard Webb, Mike Dean, Mike Riley, Pierluigi Collina… the list goes on. So many football referees are bald due to the fact that a lot of men experience some degree of hair loss
You might have seen a viral clip of Ronaldinho setting up a goal for Paris Saint-Germain back in the day. The Brazilian looked set to score an incredible solo effort after running with the ball from the halfway line. However, at the last second, a teammate latched onto the goal-bound shot to get himself on
The knee slide is the most devastating celebration in football history – and not in a good way! Every time I watch a football highlights show, at least 10 percent of goalscorers celebrate their achievement by skidding across the turf. The celebration might look cool when it’s executed perfectly, but is it really worth it?