Euros 2016 – What Footballers Eat
OK, so this is from someone advertising their product, but there’s some fun information in here for all of you who are into the Euros 2016, or football generally. It seems that a leading sports nutritionist for international football, Matt Lovell, has revealed the nutritional intake, exertion, and recovery of […]
Champions League Intrigue?
Not often I get a football article sent in, but here is one, so see what you think! For football supporters in the UK, the 2014/15 season has lost a little bit of its intrigue because of Chelsea’s significant advantage in the Premier League tables. What’s ordinarily a time of year to pay close attention to a thrilling EPL title race now appears to be little more than a victory lap for the Blues, although, there is time for a surprise should Chelsea suffer a sudden and unexpected lapse in form, or a crucial injury. At any rate, the real intrigue this year resides in the Champions League, where three of England’s top clubs—Chelsea, Manchester City, and Arsenal—remain alive heading into the round of 16. Here’s a look at where each club stands in Champions League competition. Chelsea Having cruised through Group G to reach the knockout stages, Chelsea looks to be in as good or better form than any club in Europe. However, the Blues will get a difficult test in a round of 16 tie with Ligue 1 champions PSG, whom they narrowly defeated in last year’s quarterfinals. Both clubs are capable of outstanding play, though the interesting factor in this tie could be focus. Chelsea will no doubt be chasing Champions League glory, but with such wonderful domestic opportunity ahead of them, they may be more preoccupied with matches closer to home. Meanwhile, analyst James Eastham’s preview of the tie at betting.betfair’s football news section suggests that PSG may be dealing with distractions of its own. Specifically, Eastham points out that injuries, declining form for superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and supporter criticism of manager Laurent Blanc have all contributed to a “low mood” in the PSG camp. All in all, Chelsea looks to have a strong chance to advance, though it certainly won’t be an easy tie. A win would likely set up a quarterfinal contest against Bayern Munich, who is the favourite against Shakhtar Donetsk in its round of 16 clash. Manchester City […]
#Budehaven 6th Former to Play U21 Footy for #Cornwall
Budehaven sixth former George Lumley has been picked to play for U21 Cornwall football team next Wednesday in a 125 year anniversary match against HMS Drake at Devonport Cornwall FA commented: “Following the success of the fixture last year in which Cornwall took on the Navy at St Blazey FC […]
#Budehaven’s George Awarded County Cap
George Lumley, Year 13 student from Budehaven was awarded the Cornwall County Cap on 15th November when he played for County. This is to mark the achievement of being selected and playing 10 games for the County U18s football team. Liam Dart, Budehaven Community Centre Manager commented: “George was always […]
Soccer Scores Highly in Male Health
Exeter University has helped demonstrate that playing football (soccer) could be the best way for people with high blood pressure, known as hypertension, to improve their fitness, normalise their blood pressure and reduce their risk of stroke. Research from Universities of Exeter and Copenhagen, and Gentofte University Hospital in Denmark, published today (Monday 15 October 2012) in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, suggests that football training prevents cardiovascular disease in middle-aged men with hypertension and is more effective than healthy lifestyle advice currently prescribed by GPs.
Kit Sponsors Wanted for Bude Under 11 Footballers
In the wake of the Olympics, the ongoing athleticism of the Paralympics, and the debacle over the selling off of school playing fields, it is great to see people out there in Bude trying to promote sport among local children. Can any businesses out there help or is any individual […]
Bude Ladies FC Match Report
A report on the most recent match of Bude Ladies FC from Stephen Congdon, for which many thanks: Bude played newly promoted Bay at home on Sunday 2nd Sept – the match was sponsored by Brooks’ Garden Centre. The visitors attacked Bude from the start and they had to defend well; fortunately, Corrine […]
Exeter PCSO to Join Paralympic Team
An Exeter PCSO will be swapping his uniform for the Team GB kit when he represents the nation at the Paralympics later this month. PCSO Daniel James will be in goal for the Team GB five-a-side blind football team as they hope to bring home a medal from the Games. […]