Police and FA to Work Together

Police and FA to Work Together

Stadium violence seems to be on the increase, with fans causing trouble at games across the country. There have been several high profile incidents with fan violence directed towards players, officials and other supporters. Home fans have even been known to cause trouble against their own side, so Bonusbets.com looks at the latest story. In the last few weeks, Brighton has been one club that has taken a stand against violence in the ground and signed up to a zero-tolerance …
EPL: Are Referees and Linesmen ruining the beautiful game?

EPL: Are Referees and Linesmen ruining the beautiful game?

"The best League in the world"..."The most entertaining league in the world" Terms flouted about on a regular basis by pundits and analysts when describing the English Premier league. But can it really be called such, when the referees and linesmen get it so wrong, so often? Maybe they also want to add to the excitement.... Maybe they're just useless. The latter seems more closer to the truth. Best League...worst Match Officials  How many offside goals were allowed this season …
Big Sam for England?

Big Sam for England?

The way certain sections of the UK media built themselves up for the inevitable disappointment at Euro 2016 with England, it seems they really haven’t learned from history and after the departure of the beleaguered Roy Hodgson, it seems the FA haven’t learned either. Portugal winning Euro 2016 was really a victory for tactical prowess over superior talent.  Despite having a genuine world superstar in their midst and some talented players in their squad, Portugal probably shouldn’t have been able …
The Premier League Needs to Invest in Future Success

The Premier League Needs to Invest in Future Success

As the parent of a 12 year old boy who is a very keen footballer, I’ve been to countless club and school matches over the past seven years. Something I’ve seen all too often from a number of coaches and an even larger percentage of parents and interested parties on the sidelines is an obsession with the result. Whether or not the child’s team wins or loses seems far more important than if they’re enjoying the game and developing. My …
Respect for the FA Cup must start with the FA

Respect for the FA Cup must start with the FA

Rumours of proposed changes to the FA Cup began to surface this week with talk of replays being scrapped and the League Cup semi-final also going to a one-off match, rather than the current two-legged affair, all in the name of reducing fixture congestion. Inevitably, talk of change to domestic cup competitions invokes talk of respecting the cup and rose-tinted romanticism. In a recent interview, Football Association Chief Executive Martin Glenn admitted he’d love to see the FA Cup winners …
Arsenal Find Balance Amidst Changes

Arsenal Find Balance Amidst Changes

The FA Cup, the trophy that has given the gunners so much happiness in recent years, is more of an afterthought this season, given the shot they have in winning the league. In fact, Wenger's side is well aware of the amount of games a cup run would entail, already dealing with a beleaguered, fatigued and injured squad. Sunderland too are more focused on the Premier League, prioritising avoiding relegation to the romanticism of the world's oldest trophy. For these sides, …
Who needs an FA Cup run the most?

Who needs an FA Cup run the most?

It’s FA Cup third round weekend, a traditional date in the calendar that always invoked talk of “the magic of the FA Cup”. It’s a trophy that has lost its shine over the past couple of decades, as Premier League era football has become such a money orientated sport. So much emphasis has also been put on Champions League qualification for the teams at the top, whilst those nearer the bottom focus on staying in a league that brings such …
Jonjo Shelvey: From Liverpool Reject to the England Squad

Jonjo Shelvey: From Liverpool Reject to the England Squad

When Jonjo Shelvey signed for Liverpool in 2010 he was considered to be one of the bright young midfield talents in the English game. He put pen to paper at Anfield no doubt hoping to learn from one of the games greats, Steven Gerrard, and eventually be a key feature in Liverpool’s midfield. Sadly, things never worked out for Shelvey at Anfield. There never seemed to be a plan for the former Charlton Athletic man. His 6 goals in 10 …
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