Football

Equipment Needed To Play Football

Posted on January 7, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One of the most popular sports to play is Football, but what equipment is needed to play this sport?

The most valuable piece of equipment which you will need to play football is of course a ball. Any medium-sized ball can be used to play football, however, we would recommend a leather ball which has been purposely made for this sport.

If you wish to participate in football we will highly recommend you investing in shinpads. These are a hard piece of plastic which go around your shins. Used to protect you when playing, as the ball can sometimes be passed with some force.

You will also need to set up a goal. You do not necessarily need a netted goal unless you are playing competitively. You can use anything from cones to sticks found in the local park to set up your goal and corner of your pitch.

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Is the English Premier League the best football league in the world?

Posted on May 24, 2018 at 4:05 pm

Many people believe that since the arrivals of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp as coaches in the English top flight, the quality of football in the Premier League has improved considerably. For the first time in many years, we had an English team, Liverpool, in the final of the Champions League, so this is a sign that things have improved on a more global scale.

You also have to remember that even though the Italian league, French and Spanish have some major teams that play amazing football, there is not a great deal of depth. This is especially clear to see in Spain when it’s always the same 3 teams battling it out for the championship, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. In English football, the team at the top can find themselves unstuck against the team in bottom position, whilst you really never know who is going to win the league, even Leicester managed a few years back! This is why we feel the premier league is the best league in the world.

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Liverpool or Chelsea

Posted on December 31, 2016 at 7:13 am

So at the halfway point of the premier league season, we can see that the title is likely to be between Liverpool or Chelsea. They’re the top two teams right now and they’re both playing with complete and utter confidence. So if we had to decide who will end the season in top spot who would we say? Well for us it has to be Chelsea. The main reason for this is that they’re not only scoring goals for fun and grinding out results when they need to, they’re also defending extremely well. This cannot be said about Liverpool. It’s no secret that Klopp has had a bit of a goalkeeping nightmare with Karius failing miserable in his few performances this year. Mignolet looks stronger but only just and we fear that there could be more defensive issues to come for Liverpool, which may just cost them the title.

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Coutinho Picks up a knock

Posted on November 30, 2016 at 12:49 am

It’s always hard for a team when they lose their best layer to injury and it looks like this has just happened to Liverpool. Over the years Coutinho hasn’t had too many problems. He’s had a few knocks here and there but his time spent on the sidelines has been limited. That’s all about to change though as he now looks like he’s set to be out until New Year after sustaining an injury against Sunderland in the 33rd minute. He was replaced by Origi who came in and did a fantastic job, scoring the game-changing goal. It just goes to show that Liverpool do have a good squad of players and for the Reds fans sake, let’s hope the squad can contribute and fill the void left by Coutinho. Lallana looks set to be back soon, as does Firmino but it will be interesting to see how Liverpool play without their main man.

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Fitness in the UK compared to Australia

Posted on October 24, 2016 at 12:34 pm

There are huge differences in lifestyle between British people and Australians and the weather certainly has something to do with it. Staying motivated in the UK can be quite hard to do when it’s dark and chucking it down with rain, but of course during our Christmas period Australia enjoys their hottest weather. Even during their winter the temperatures are so high you’d expect them to seek shade and relax but there’s more runners, cyclists and personal trainers during this period and that’s common in many Australian cities. There are even free fitness classes at local parks and beaches. That’s why Australians are fitter and it’s probably why they’re better at sports! Seriously speaking, the British government can do a lot more in terms of persuading more people to stay fit and healthy and they can certainly take a leaf from the Australian government.

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