Football

Get fit playing football

Football is a hugely popular sport, played all over the world at all different levels, from the grass roots to the very top. Playing football is a great way to improve your fitness levels, requiring a good level of aerobic endurance, speed, endurance, agility, strength and power. As a highly enjoyable team sport it’s great for your motivation too.

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Sunday league football

Sunday league football provides a great way to try and get fit as well as being an excellent way to socialize. Typically, park football is just as much about the drinking as it is about the game itself!

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Five-a-side football

Five-a-side is often a great way of getting into football. All over the country, social groups of friends and work colleagues get together to play and compete in various leagues with other teams. And even if you don't fancy the competitive side of a league, five-a-side still offers a great way of letting off steam and getting fit just by dedicating around an hour of your time.

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Think you know the offside rule in football?

Offside ref? Here's a simple explantion of football's offside rule so that you know exactly how and why the official's flag goes up so frequently in football.

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Football positions

A full-scale game of football usually starts with 22 players on the pitch – 11 for each side. Barring injuries or a rash of sendings off, each side will end the game with the same number of players as they started. Each player, from the goalkeeper, the defenders, midfielders, to the strikers will have a set position and a specific role to perform in the course of a 90 minute game of football.

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Football formations and tactics

‘Diamonds’ and ‘Christmas trees’ aren’t the first things that spring to mind when thinking about football, but when it comes to tactical formations employed by football managers, these phrases describe just some of the options and tactics considered by many a coach plotting their side’s potential route to victory.

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The warm-up for football

Professional footballers are not generally noted for their commonsense, but every player of the professional game will be aware of the need to stretch prior to and after a match. With football consisting of sudden explosive bursts of energy, it is vital to warm up thoroughly to prevent injury.

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Metatarsals, the modern footballer’s curse

Wayne Rooney, Stephen Gerrard and David Beckham, three footballers that have something in common other than that they are English legends: they have all been affected by the breaking of a metatarsal bone.

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How to become a football referee

Football referees are the most important ‘players’ on the pitch. Without referees, games would be lacking someone to uphold the laws of the game, meaning that matches would likely descend into anarchy. So, if you fancy taking charge and being the official in the middle of the pitch, how do you go about becoming a football referee?

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Introducing football freestyle

Football freestyle is the art of performing tricks with the ball whilst keeping it in the air. It is a more creative off-shoot of the sport with an emphasis on style and individual manoeuvres rather than scoring points or goals. Any part of the body that can be used in normal football can be utilised, such as trapping the ball behind the neck in order to link different tricks together.

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Top 10 football movies

Football movies are often as much of a let down as your own team, but just to prove that there are some half decent movies with football as it's theme we compiled a top 10 football movies. Sit back and watch the action.

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Top 20 World Cup moments

The Fifa World Cup conjures up images and memories that have stayed with us for a lifetime – providing you’re old enough to remember them in the first place, of course! Whether it’s a stunning goal, an equally brilliant celebration, a moment of sheer genius, or even a madcap moment, the FIFA World Cup never fails to provide plenty of entertainment, and each rendition of the tournament is always eagerly awaited the world over.

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