There’s a perfectly good reason why you need to join a rugby team

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By RB Oakley in New Trends on Monday 5 October 2015

Rugby changed Sammy Green’s life. Once a troubled youth, he was left with a criminal background and no job prospects, while living in a local hostel on probation. It was by chance that he got involved with the rugby charity School of Hard Knocks, which taught him the values of rugby. 

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A woman is finally shortlisted for FIFA’s goal of the year

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Friday 5 December 2014

It might’ve taken a few decades but for the first time ever, a woman has been shortlisted for FIFA’s goal of the year! The FIFA Puskas Award sees thousands of spectacular goal scorers go head-to-head in a battle for glory. Last year’s winner was Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored an ‘audacious, acrobatic bicycle kick’ (check it […]

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Fabulous costumes donned by Japanese football fans

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Thursday 26 June 2014

Japanese football fans are getting a neat reputation these days for their unparalleled sporting spirit — they recently stayed behind after a World Cup match to clean up their litter, despite having just watched their team lose to Ivory Coast. As this photo roundup in The Huffington Post shows, Japanese fans also appear pretty winning […]

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Bubble football ensures minimal injuries

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Thursday 4 July 2013

What did I just watch? Bubble football, or Funballz, which somewhat reminds us of Zorbing — the human-sized equivalent of racing around in hamster ball-like bubbles— was unleashed earlier this year on Norwegian TV by comedy talkshow hosts Henrik Elvestad and Johan Golden. It’s basically football involving players who don huge inflatable bubbles. Funny looking […]

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How bad do you want it? a video that will motivate

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By Alicia Thompson in Video on Wednesday 26 June 2013

No matter what happens in life, we all want something better at some point. This video most certainly help you get to that point. It is a mash-up of Giavanni Ruffin, who is a running back for East Carolina, and a motivational speech by Eric Thomas.

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Sunday League Referees: a photo series by Dave Imms

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By Dave Imms in New Photography on Tuesday 2 April 2013

Every weekend on the Hackney Marshes in London, UK, hundreds of people participate in football matches as part of the Hackney and Leyton Sunday League. This mini-series is about the home-made thrown together referee attire, the individuality and personality to a bloke that’s always seen as the bad guy…maybe it is about that £30 for the 90 minutes […]

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Tactical namecards for a football coach

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 4 February 2013

This great namecard for a football coach is both functional and fun. He can flip it to the back, where a pitch is printed as a blank canvas — and then scrawl his field tactics all over it and talk football strategy. The design is by Bravo Company.

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Eerie photos of football fields by Simon Harsent

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 25 January 2013

Football fanatic Simon Harsent documented different locations for playing football around the world. According to Harsent, his purpose was “to go behind the headlines, the transfer fees, and the Ferraris”. From well-known stadiums to forgotten alleyways, these photographs show a more eerie side to this beloved game.

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European Fields: The landscape of lower league football

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By Coasts in New Products on Monday 21 January 2013

In 1995 Hans Van Der Meer set out to create a different sort of sports photography book going away from the cliched traditions of glossy pictures of massive stars and instead concentrated his efforts on capturing football in its most original form. He travelled the world shooting pictures of the most interesting amateur football pitches he could find and it makes for something really quite interesting. Definitely worth a look at if you’re interested in football or pictures of grass.

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New GFunk and Batz Street Series t-shirt range

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By GFUNK in New Fashion on Saturday 24 December 2011

At the heart of the new GFunk and Batz Street Series T-Shirt range lie bright and playful designs, bold graphics, and an inherent sense of soul. The collection pushes the envelope of football design, drawing inspiration from graffiti, pop culture and art. A new cut and soft combed cotton completes the urban outfit. Best worn with black or indigo denim, casual jacket and white sneakers.

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