Maybe it's time that the British press should give England manager Roy Hodgson some credit? According to the latest data from the excellent MyFootballFacts.com website, Roy Hodgson now has the best record percentage out of all of the England managers since 1872, when the Football Association formed its first England team.
Greg Dyke gave his first speech on Wednesday as chairman of the Football Association, the governing body of English football. His remarks confirmed what most football fans and pundits already suspected that England have a poor chance of winning next year's World Cup in Brazil. "I asked a bunch of journalists what would be seen as doing well in Brazil.
Roy Hodgson will attempt to convince Liverpool's new signing Tiago Ilori to snub Portugal and adopt English nationality. No sooner had Ilori completed his £7 million switch to Anfield from Sporting Lisbon, it emerged that the Football Association has opened the door for the 20-year-old defender to represent England.
Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has been added to the England squad, the Football Association has announced. Sterling, who featured for the England Under-21 side in their 4-0 win over San Marino on Thursday, was drafted in following an injury to Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley. England faces a must-win qualifier against Poland at Wembley on Tuesday as they look to book their place at the 2014 World Cup.
Adnan Januzaj announced himself on the big stage in the most stunning fashion after scoring two goals to rescue Manchester United from a 1-0 half-time score against Sunderland on Saturday. He had been monitored by a few clubs, including United's arch-rivals Manchester City in the last few weeks.
Video footage has emerge that seemingly shows flares being thrown at Manchester United fans from the Liverpool end during last night's Capital One Cup meeting between the two sides. The FA is now investigating the matter following reports that four flares were thrown by somebody among the 7,200 Liverpool supporter in attendance at Old Trafford.
Former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow thinks Luis Suarez's 10-game ban for biting was "very harsh", but he has no doubt that the forward will remain at Anfield this summer. The Football Association handed down a hefty 10-game suspension on Suarez after it found the Uruguayan guilty of violent conduct following his bite on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.
Sir Alex Ferguson has been charged by the Football Association over comments he made about an official after Manchester United's game at Tottenham last week. The Manchester United boss accused assistant referee Simon Beck of failing to give Wayne Rooney a "clear" penalty. The FA asked Ferguson to explain his comments and have now charged [.
Perhaps this moment marks the final stages of a coup d'etat that started more than twenty years ago. With the Football Association preparing to examine the idea of allowing formal relationships between bigger clubs with "feeder clubs" lower down the league pyramid in England, there will be a fundamental change in English football which will benefit the clubs of the Premier League to the detriment of the entire remainder of the English league system, and should the Football Association, upon completion of this examination, conclude that it is a good idea to do so, then its role will change from being the ultimate custodian of the whole of English football to being, effectively, the people in charge of trying to give the national team a better chance of winning the World Cup.
Greg Dyke is the new FA Chairman, and he has come out and criticized clubs like Newcastle United for not playing enough English players in their side, and last week Premier League clubs agreed to work with a commission set up by the Football Association, to improve the development of young English players.
Liverpool's early season star attacker Daniel Sturridge looks to have suffered a more pressing injury of concern than initially believed. The 24-year-old former Chelsea player has been the Reds only scorer in the Premier League so far with three goals that have led to three one goal victories.
Sturridge returned to Liverpool's training center at Melwood earlier this week after suffering an injury in England's national team training ahead of their match with Moldova.
The Supporters Summit 2013 held at St George's Park 22 June. Over 300 delegatesfrom clubs ranging from Chelsea to Widnes Town FC and all shades in-between attended the joint Football Supporters Federation(FSF)/Supporters Direct (SD) Annual Conference.
Opening remarks by Malcolm Clark of the FSF set the tone by contrasting the English game with that of Germany, highlighting the irony of the all-fan-owned Champions League final being played at the Football Association's flagship, New Wembley.
The end of the 2012/13 football season has been, on the pitch at least, a little like a slowly deflating balloon. The Premier League ended as a competition about three months ago, and by the last day of the season the only product that Sky Sports had to sell a hungry audience was the internecine battle between Arsenal and Spurs over who would finish in fourth place in the table, whilst the Football League's end of season play-offs, no matter how exciting they may have been for the supporters of those clubs that were lucky enough to win them, couldn't match the drama the end of the standard forty-six match league season which had preceded them.
Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic says that he has forgiven Luis Suarez for biting him when the two sides last met. Suarez bit Ivanovic during last month's Premier League fixture and was consequently handed a 10 match ban by the Football Association. The 29-year-old is not dwelling on the matter and, in an interview in his homeland, confirmed he does not hold a grudge against Suarez.
Liverpool have fined Uruguay striker Luis Suarez an undisclosed amount for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic at the weekend but will not sack him, the Premier League club said on Monday. Suarez, the league's top scorer with 23 goals, has been widely condemned for his behaviour in Sunday's 2-2 draw and is expected to get a lengthy ban from the Football Association but Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre said the club would stand by him.
FIFA's new anti-racism chief wants to meet the perpetrators and victims of racial abuse in the Premier League - including John Terry and Luis Suarez - as part of a fact-finding mission. Jeffrey Webb, the president of the CONCACAF federation, said he wants to "hear both sides". Webb is to head up a new FIFA task force to tackle racism and is to come to England to see how the Football Association has responded to the Suarez and Terry cases.
The tone of it all is everything. You don't have to read particularly closely between the lines of the independent committee for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport's follow up report into football governance to be able to hear the clear exasperation with governing bodies that have chosen to do nothing about the recommendations of their findings from last year.
There's no Ministry of Football in Britain, but there is a Ministry of Culture, Media and Sport and it has been running a Select Committee. That Committee has clearly had enough of the Football Association (endlessly tainted by its own incompetence and its association with Fifa), and the Premier League (endlessly [.
As some of you will already be aware, the chairman of the Football Association, Greg Dyke, has targeted the 2022 World Cup as his aim for English football, even if that means spending nothing on grassroots football in the intervening years and there are no English footballers by that time apart from one who remains in London Zoo, idly kicking a football around a pen on his own while he waits to die.
England captain Steven Gerrard admits the prospect of failing to qualify for next year's World Cup is "daunting". England sit two points behind Group H leaders Montenegro after drawing in Podgorica last month and face the prospect of a two-legged play-off should they not overhaul that deficit before the end of the campaign.
FIFA has refused to be drawn on allegations that members of Spain's Confederations Cup squad were robbed at their team hotel following a game of strip poker. The Spanish Football Federation has denied that the robbery was linked to a party with women following the victory over Uruguay. It admits six players were robbed but [.
Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre says the club is 'shocked and disappointed' by the Football Association's decision to ban Luis Suarez for ten matches. Suarez has been handed the punishment after being found guilty of violent conduct for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic at Anfield on Sunday.
Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic will not press charges against Luis Suarez despite being bitten by the Liverpool striker on Sunday afternoon. Suarez has publicly apologized and been fined by the Reds for his "inexcusable behaviour", while any potential punishment from the Football Association is still pending.
The Football Association has charged Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard with violent conduct based on his actions during the Chelsea-Swansea League Cup semi-final where he kicked a Swansea City ball boy.
"It is alleged that Hazard's behaviour in relation to a Swansea City ball boy, for which the player was dismissed in the 78th minute, constituted violent conduct whereby the standard punishment that would otherwise apply was clearly insufficient," said a statement by The FA.
After the infamous riot at the FA Cup quarter-final match between Luton Town and Millwall, senior representatives of the Football Association were summoned to Downing Street to discuss the matter with the Prime Minister. 'What are you going to do about your hooliganism?', asked Margaret Thatcher, perhaps mindful of the extent to which divide and rule can be a useful tool for a politician.
It is said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat its mistakes, and it has become increasingly apparent in recent years that Stephen Vaughan and his gaggle of followers may be doomed to repeat their mistakes forever. The first current owner of a football club to fail the Football Association's Fit & Proper Persons Test while the owner of the soon to be deceased Chester City, Vaughan is still serving an eleven year long disqualification from acting as a company director in this country, but this didn't stop him from heading to the Mediterranean in the summer to have another go at running a football club with, as it is starting to look, predictable results.
In honor of the London Underground's 150th Anniversary, and it coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the Football Association, a special map has been whipped up replacing stations with footballers. It's a really brilliant job, and definitely click on the link to get from George Weah to Eddie Hapgood, but something says this might be an issue if they don't provide a normal map alongside it.
The Football Association has today changed its own rules, so that it can retroactively punish obvious foul play during a game, and it comes after they did nothing about a Callum McManaman horror tackle, that could have easily ended Massadio Haidara's career. This is the horror tackle that buckled Haidara's knee The FA at the [.
Fleetwood Town player Gerard Kinsella has been banned from football for two years after testing positive for an anabolic steroid. The former Everton trainee, aged 21, admitted an Football Association charge for breaching its anti-doping regulations. He will be banned from playing until February 2015, subject to any appeal.
It has taken almost six months but Singapore have finally appointed a new coach to replace the now departed Radojko Avramovic and after months of less than frantic speculation, we are after all talking about Singapore where they are more concerned about Sir Alex Ferguson than their own national team, the Football Association have opted for Bernd Stange.
Tocommemoratethe 400th anniversary of the city's ownership of the very field on which the game we'd recognise as football a fine swathe of grass known as "Parker's Piece" Cambridge City Council are pressing ahead with plans to install a giant Subbuteo referee statue to mark the spot that is universally regarded as the original birthplace of football rules, which were later adopted by the Football Association.
The Football Association has charged Liverpool forward Luis Suarez with violent conduct for his bite on Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic. The Uruguayan bit the defender's arm in the second half of the two sides' 2-2 draw at Anfield, later going on to seal the injury-time equalizer. The FA confirmed in a statement on its official website that "the incident was not seen by the match officials and has therefore been retrospectively reviewed.
Skirmishes between Millwall supporters erupted at Wembley today in the latter stages of the FA Cup semi-final between Wigan and Millwall.
TV footage and photographs showed small groups of Millwall supporters fighting between themselves near a corner of the ground. There were scenes of policemen trying to push fans back, while it appeared that some Millwall supporters jeered their own fans who were causing the hooliganism.
Every game in both the Premier and 1st Division's of the Northern Counties East league, with the exception of Scarborough Athletic v Tadcaster Albion has been postponed due to the wintry conditions throughout the region. We in Filey and Scarborough seem to be just about the only places to have no snow, conditions are very cold with a freezing wind, not ideal for either playing or watching football, but it has remained dry and snow free and victory today or a draw even would see Boro move to the top of the table.
The Royal Mail are marking the Football Association's 150th anniversary by issuing a special set ofcommemorativestamps featuring 11 of the British game's most revered players asillustrated by artist Andrew Kinsman.
England are represented by Gordon Banks, Bobby Moore, Bryan Robson, Kevin Keegan, John Barnes, Sir Bobby Charlton and Jimmy Greaves, while Wales' John Charles, Norn Iron's George Best and Scotland pair Dave Mackay and Denis Law make up the rest of the home nations XI all 11 players have been inducted into the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame.