Football Blogging Awards results announced!

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On Thursday 13 November, hundreds of fans, bloggers and journalists headed to Manchester’s National Football Museum to take in the 2014 Football Blogging Awards. The annual event honours football writers from across the globe in 11 different categories meaning 110 sites in total were up for recognition. The Football Blogging Awards have grown from something small started by founder Anthony …

Dad auctions off his son’s football support – who won?

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When a child is born its a massive moment for the whole family but particularly for the football supporting dad who longs to take his son or daughter to the game. This dad, as reported by BBC Sport, auctioned off his newborn baby’s allegiances and an unlikely club won! Eddie Charters is just seven-months-old but his dad Ian saw a …

The football writing ‘Oscars’ finalists announced

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Everyone loves to trawl Twitter and Facebook for the best articles around about the great sport that we love, football! Well to acknowledge the best out there, The Football Blogging Awards was set up covering a number of categories like best new blog, best established blog, best football podcast, best video blog and best football forum to name a few. …

TV referrals to begin next year?

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Sepp Blatter has revealed in an interview with BBC Sport that television referrals could be put in place as soon as next year, according to the FIFA president. Asked when it would come into place, the president who is under re-election said, “We can try in a youth competition, an Under-20, like next year when we are in New Zealand.” “It can …

TV referrals set for football – Sepp Blatter

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  Controversial FIFA President Sepp Blatter has announced that football is set to trial television referral systems as early as next year. Blatter also confirmed he is intending to stand for re-election as president of the world football governing body. Sepp Blatter has outlined the plans that would allow each team to have one or two TV referrals each half. …

Fulham pay £11 million for McCormack? Has Football gone crazy?

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The Sky Bet Championship have Tweeted this today – Fulham have agreed a £11million deal for Leeds striker Ross McCormack. #ffc #lufc — SkyBet Championship (@Transfer_News24) July 8, 2014 So it seems official. Leeds United striker and captain, Ross McCormack has left the club to join Fulham for a whopping fee of £11m. Former Leeds United winger, Darren Huckerby Tweeted …

Football: betting tips on who the favourites are for this season’s Premiership

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This is really proving to be an unusual season of Premiership football, but that is not so unexpected, given the major changes that have occurred at many of the biggest clubs. The loss of Sir Alex Ferguson was expected to be earth shattering for Manchester United (16/1), and they have definitely found the transition to the David Moyes era difficult. …

Is Everton’s Leighton Baines the footballer with the best music taste? His top albums of 2012 revealed – Tame Impala, Richard Hawley and more!

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Everton and England footballer Leighton Baines may have just revealed himself as the player with the best taste in music, after revealing his top albums of 2012 on the club’s website. The defender picked Dr John’s “Locked Down” as his album of the year, saying he was impressed by The Black Key’s Dan Auerbach who had produced the album. Baines …

Brandish Christmas List #2 Savile Rogue Cashmere Football Scarves

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I have always found it surprising that football clubs haven’t cottoned on to the fact that not all of their fans want to be seen wearing cheap and rather nasty clothes and accessories. There’s clearly a whole group of fans who want to show their colours but wouldn’t be seen dead sporting the usual branded clobber that their team churns …

Brandish speaks to the team behind the Umbro England kit: David Blanch, Charlie Allen and Aitor Throup

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Today marked the launch of the Umbro England kit, with a special preview for press. The kit is being officially unveiled tomorrow at the England vs Slovakia match, but take my word for it when I say it’s pretty special!

We caught up with the trio behind the innovative design today and grilled them on the creative process behind this launch. David Blanch is the creative director for Umbro and an ex-footballer but his love of fashion runs deep. He has worked at the RCA which also was home to Savile Row tailor Charlie Allen for a while before he launched his own label.

Because The Tan Isn’t Bad Enough; Cristiano Ronaldo Does Silver Short-Shorts!

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Way back when (honestly Cristiano,) at the peak of the short-shorts trend, Brandish was rife with talk of Wham!, a model short-shorts wearer and metallic fabric. In an awfully weird way, Cristiano Ronaldo looks like a mixture of about three weeks worth of posts.