The Most Common (and Weirdest) Football Team Suffixes in the World

Whether you’re a United or a City, a Rover or a Wanderer, there’s a story behind every football team name ending, however common or unique they are. In some cases, the name choice may simply be down to a desire to differentiate a club from the others in the same city, but as the suffixes get more rare, the stories behind them become even stranger. Let’s take a look: English Football Team Suffixes At time of writing (the end of the 2019-20 season), there are 19 different team name endings …

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Only 42% of Fans Think the Premier League Should Play the Remaining 2019/20 Fixtures

A survey conducted by sports website, SQaF.club, has found that only 42% of football fans think that the remaining fixtures of the 2019/20 Premier League season should be completed. The survey, which saw 332 responses, asked “How Should the 2019/20 Premier League Season End?“. Fans were given four options to choose from: Play The Fixtures Before The Next Season Play-Off For Key Positions (e.g. Champions League/Relegation) End The Season With An Average Points System Void The 2019-20 Season And Start Afresh In 2020-21 With No Promotion/Relegation Below is a full …

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How Should the 2019/20 Premier League Season End?

In reality, however we try and convince ourselves otherwise, football doesn’t really matter at all. The fact that we place an irrational amount of faith in 11 men we’ve probably never met to realise all our hopes and dreams just by kicking a ball between two posts seems risible in the extreme, really. But there are many other ways in which football is vital, as put into perspective by the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. In non-league, Barnet have put all non-playing staff on notice of redundancy as a means of …

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Giving Managers Time: The Stories of 5 Managers Who Turned it Around

Time is a sparse commodity for football managers these days. Unless you deliver instant results, you’re generally hounded out of the door, with not a second thought given to whether you were ever capable of turning the tide back in your favour. But perhaps any bosses feeling the heat can look to history for living proof that, if allowed to, a bad run of form doesn’t always prove terminal for the men in the dugout, as these five examples have showed: Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United) You’d think that Ferguson, …

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Which Football Clubs Make a Profit?

In the modern game, where hundreds of millions of pounds are often frittered away almost as an afterthought, it may surprise you to know that, last year, 77 of the 98 clubs in Europe’s ‘Big Five’ leagues (England, Spain, France, Germany, Italy) made a profit. In fact, an overall financial gain across the continent was made, roughly to the tune of an eye-watering £540 million. But, away from income generated by factors like revenue and gate receipts, who have been five of the most profitable football clubs from the smallest …

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Ras Abu Aboud Stadium: The First 100% Temporary World Cup Stadium

They say the biggest sporting events can cause a great legacy for the host nation. Just look at how some of the venues from London’s 2012 Olympic Games have been put to good use, for example. But for Qatar, hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, it seems, won’t carry such longevity. For one thing, one of the grounds being used, the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, is being built solely for the competition, and then will be dismantled after its conclusion. So, what exactly is the reasoning behind it, and should …

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