Football Blog

News and views from the world of football.

The Smarkets betting exchange logo on a green background.
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Smarkets: An innovative betting exchange to rival Betfair

Betfair takes the crown when it comes to betting exchanges, but Smarkets has offered a brilliant alternative since...

Brazilian icon Ronaldo holds the 2002 World Cup trophy after defeating Germany in the final.
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9 (Terrible) Players Who Won Football’s Biggest Competitions

Luke Chadwick has more Premier League titles than Steven Gerrard - you don't have to be brilliant to...

Twitter logo next to an unbranded football.
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10 (Free) Twitter Football Tipsters to Follow Now

The sports betting scene is thriving and social media can be a great source of information for budding...

Jose Mourinho appears to be confused by a decision in the dugout.
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5 Unusual Football League Formats That Go Against the Norm

20 teams, 38 games and one champion - not all football leagues, such as the Dutch Eerste Divisie,...

Betting slips, spectacles and a pen.
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7 Shocking Football Bets That the Bookies Refused to Pay out On

It's a tough task getting one over on the bookies, but sometimes even when you win, you lose,...

Club America celebrate their 12th Liga MX trophy back in 2014.
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Apertura and Clausura: Exciting Alternative to European Football

The 10 month European football season is considered the norm, but the Apertura and Clausura system used in...

The Betfair logo, on the well known orange brand colour.
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An overview of Betfair: The innovative £50 million (a day) exchange

Betfair has made a name for itself as one of the most innovative companies in the betting sphere...

An aerial view of the Rungrado 1st of May Stadium.
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Top 11: Ranking the biggest stadiums in world football

Forget Old Trafford, the Allianz Arena or the Bernabeu - these 11 football stadiums have insane spectator capacities!

Transfer flop Bebé plays for Manchester United.
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6 Crazy Football Conspiracy Theories (That Might Be True)

Who cares if Elvis and Tupac are still alive... Did you know the 1958 World Cup never actually...

Steven Gerrard lifts the 2005 Champions League trophy with Liverpool.
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18 Years, 710 Caps: Liverpool’s Legendary Captain Steven Gerrard

Liverpool have had plenty of stars over the years, and despite failing to win even 1 Premier League...

Bret Trautmann stands in front of the Manchester City crowd.
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Bert Trautmann: Reuniting Football Following World War 2

Football was thrown into turmoil during World War 2, but Bert Trautmann, Nazi soldier turned Manchester City legend,...

Asmir Begovic celebrates with his Stoke City teammates after scoring against Southampton.
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9 Incredible Football Records That Messi or Ronaldo Don’t Hold

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are 2 of the greatest footballers of the modern era. However, there are...

Frank Lampard celebrates in front of the Chelsea crowd.
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‘Super Frank Lampard’: An Extraordinary Premier League Legend

Whether you called him 'Super Frank' or 'Fat Frank', with 176 goals and 118 assists, the extraordinary Frank...

A Blind Football player stands on the field.
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7 Odd Football Variants That You (Probably) Don’t Know Exist

Many sports based on association football have achieved popularity and success, but have you heard of Swamp Soccer...

Former footballer Tim Wiese enters the WWE ring.
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What next? 9 Retired Footballers with Unusual New Jobs

Everything from budding wrestler to undertaker - these 9 footballers took on weird jobs after calling time on...

Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring during Leicester City's Premier League winning campaign.
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Football’s Late Bloomers: 13 Stars Who Struggled To The Top

Football players usually get their break at an early age, but these 13 late bloomers prove that you...

Andres Iniesta lifts the trophy after winning the 2015 Club World Cup.
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The Sublime Journey of Iniesta: A Lifetime at Barcelona

A quiet, timid boy who struggled to cope at La Masia, but Andres Iniesta persevered to become a...

Comedian Simon Brodkin throws money over disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
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5 Shocking Corruption Scandals That Rocked Football

The huge sums of money involved in football makes it a breeding ground for corruption, but these five...