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FA updates guidance on grassroots football during Covid-19
In line with the government relaxing coronavirus restrictions, the FA has today confirmed updates to guidance on grassroots football during Covid-19. From 1 June, the following football activity is now permitted, subject to social distancing measures being carried out at all times. • Playing football individually. • Playing football... Read more
Heads or tails? When football matches were decided by a coin toss
How do you decide the winner of a football match without playing a game? How about a coin toss? While the Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’ hopes to get the 2019-20 season wrapped up with matches being played behind closed doors in June and July, there is still a real... Read more
How to do keep-ups: A beginners guide
When kids start to play football, they always want to learn how to do keep-ups. Seeing the best players in the world juggling the ball on television or celebrity freestylers showing off their skills can make young footballers want to copy their tricks. But not only can keep-ups look... Read more
Open training session as Liverpool prepare for Napoli
Champions League holders Liverpool begin the defence of their sixth European Cup title on Tuesday when they travel to Napoli, and Jurgen Klopp’s side prepared for their trip with an open training session at their Melwood base. Liverpool beat Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur in June’s final, and in... Read more
Changes to laws of the game
Ahead of the new campaign, here’s a re-cap of the main changes to laws of the game for the 2019/20 season… Dropped ball – Laws 8 & 9 Changes If play is stopped inside the penalty area, the ball will be dropped for the goalkeeper If play is stopped... Read more
Game Of Cones football practice
‘Game of Cones’ is a simple but really fun an effective football warm-up game to get kids focused and ready for their training sessions. Great to use with children of all ages, Game of Cones works across all four corners of player development; physical, technical, social and mental. Players... Read more
England’s first semi-final in 28 years? No it wasn’t!
England’s first semi-final in 28 years brought a nation together and once again made fans proud of their team. But while the majority of the country were left disappointed after the loss to Croatia when a Final against France was in their grasp, some people were keen to point... Read more
Reasons for optimism despite England’s missed opportunity against Croatia
Mario Mandzukic struck the decisive winner in Moscow to send England out of the World Cup and Croatia into the Final against France. Every Englishman will be proud of the performance of the England team this summer, they have been superb on and off the pitch, but this is... Read more
Who is Jadon Sancho?
He bagged a brace in England’s opening game of the FIFA U17s World Cup, a 4-0 victory over Chile, but exactly who is Jadon Sancho? During August’s hectic transfer window, much of the hype was around the millions of Euros, in fact hundreds of millions, changing hands at Barcelona.... Read more
Classic Football Games: Roberto Baggio’s Magical Kicks