Has a Referee Ever Scored a Goal? YES!

Some things in football (soccer), no matter how often they happen, are simply never not funny. A player taking one for the team square in the private parts. Phil Jones’ facial expressions while trying to look competent. Mascots standing alongside players for minute’s silences. Among the rarer sources of comedy in the game, though, is the site of a referee inadvertently diverting the ball into the goal. But what happens if a referee scores a goal in football? What happens if a referee touches the ball, even? When Has a …

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Why Do Footballers Wear “Bras”?

Whether it be in training sessions, pre-match warm-ups or even during a game at times, you’re probably aware of an unlikely phenomenon in men’s football: bras. I know what you’re thinking and no, not that kind of bra – you’d hope a professional male footballer wouldn’t need one of those, anyway. These are special sports bras with GPS trackers, in fact. So, why do male footballers wear sports bras? And what are the benefits from the player’s and manager’s perspective of donning these vests? What Are the Vests Footballers Wear? …

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Europa Conference League Explained: What is it + Who Qualifies for it?

Just when you thought football’s calendar was full enough without the small matter of a global pandemic to contend with, UEFA will be throwing another ingredient into the mix from the 2021-22 season with another new European competition, the Europa Conference League (UECL). Here, we’ll look at the setup of the Europa Conference League, pros, cons, and much more. Who qualifies for the Europa Conference League from England? Does the Carabao Cup winner qualify for the Europa Conference League? Exactly when does the new European competition start during 2021-22? And …

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Are Hashtag United… Semi Pro? Players Paid? In the FA Cup?

From an idea formed in a YouTuber’s bedroom to a reality on grass, Hashtag United are among the most unique clubs in the entire English football pyramid. But just who are they? Are Hashtag United professional? Are Hashtag United in the FA Cup? And what league are Hashtag United in? All of this and plenty more FAQs will be answered as simply as possible for you below: Who Are Hashtag United? Hashtag United are a football club formed in March 2016 by Spencer Owen, a YouTuber who has raised more …

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Why Was the Premier League Formed?

Despite sweeping rumours suggesting the contrary, English football did not, as a matter of fact, begin with the inception of its money-spinning utopia, the Premier League. Generating more than £2 billion a season in revenue, and boasting a global audience in excess of three billion, the Premier League, is simply one of sport’s grandest stages; Barclays or non-Barclays, Mourinho or non-Mourinho, VAR or non-VAR. But why did the Premier League start in the first place? What was the Premier League called before? Who were the Premier League founders? Let’s take …

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The 5 Most Surprising Premier League Relegations Ever

Some clubs don’t really live in the Premier League. They just exist within this most lavish of ecosystems, essentially waiting to be relegated and have the money tap turned off. But not every side that’s been demoted from the top-flight to the Championship could see their peril coming. Here, we’re taking a look back at five surprise Premier League relegations, and how they came to bite these clubs firmly on the backside: West Ham, 2002-03 ‘Too good to go down’ is a trite, overused in today’s football vernacular. But if …

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