IKEA-N’T BELIEVE IT!: English fans criticised for invading IKEA store after football victory

London – VIJAY SHAH via WIL JONES, Joe and other sources While yesterday’s 2-0 win by England over Sweden in Samara for the World Cup 2018 was a perfect example of largely orderly and civil sportsmanship, a group of the England team’s supporters have come in for heavy criticism for behaving quite the opposite, after they invaded an IKEA store in London and partied in a show bedroom, with several men jumping on a double bed meant for display to customers visiting the Swedish-owned homeware and furniture store. Live scenes at IKEA – LONDON #ENGSWE pic.twitter.com/rAOEm3cqqA — محسن (@KingMo786) July … Continue reading IKEA-N’T BELIEVE IT!: English fans criticised for invading IKEA store after football victory

SUPPORTING ENGLAND DESPITE THE HATERS: Shop manager stands up against football racists

Ilford – VIJAY SHAH via ELLENA CRUSE and Ilford Recorder A shop owner of Indian heritage, who was allegedly abused by racists and warned off his show of support by a fellow Indian after adorning his business with the flag of St. George in support of the England World Cup football team has vowed to fight back against the prejudice he suffered by increasing the number of flags flying at his shop, the Ilford Recorder newspaper reported today. The unnamed owner of GMS Heating & Plumbing Spares, Ilford Lane, in the London-Essex town of Ilford, a Sikh Punjabi, declared his backing … Continue reading SUPPORTING ENGLAND DESPITE THE HATERS: Shop manager stands up against football racists

NATHAN’S PIES AND EELS: Legendary East London cafe to close after 80 years

London – VIJAY SHAH and TOM HORTON via Newham Recorder East London is to lose another long-time landmark after a business that specialises in selling the area’s traditional delicacy of jellied eels alongside hot football match snacks announced it would be calling time after eighty years in business, according to a report by the local newspaper, the Newham Recorder.   Nathan’s Pies and Eels, based in Barking Road, Upton Park, near the former Boleyn Stadium of the football club West Ham United, is a ‘pie and mash’ shop, a restaurant selling traditional London food such as steak and kidney pies … Continue reading NATHAN’S PIES AND EELS: Legendary East London cafe to close after 80 years

STADIUM STAMPEDE: 17 killed in crush at Angolan football stadium

Uíge, ANGOLA VIJAY SHAH via BBC News The BBC reported yesterday that 17 people have been killed after a stampede at a football stadium in the town of Uíge in Angola, according to local officials. Hundreds of injuries, of which five people were seriously injured, from the crush have also been reported, after fans rushed the stadium entrance after they were prevented from entering. Many of the deaths resulted from people falling to the ground or being trapped, then suffocated, according to a medic on the scene.     The stadium, in the north of Angola was hosting a match … Continue reading STADIUM STAMPEDE: 17 killed in crush at Angolan football stadium

NEW ENGLAND MANAGER?: Gareth Southgate to interview for top national football job this Monday

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via PA Sports and ESPN FC Current caretaker England football team manager and former international star Gareth Southgate has said he will undergo an interview for the manager’s job this Monday, ESPN FC reported via PA Sports yesterday. Southgate has been the interim manager after previous incumbent Sam Allardyce was expelled from the role last September after becoming embroiled in a corruption scandal concerning players, their agents and FIFA. According to the FA (Football Association, the governing body of English football) chief executive Martin Glenn, Southgate has said he wants to make the role permanent … Continue reading NEW ENGLAND MANAGER?: Gareth Southgate to interview for top national football job this Monday

FELLAINI: New manager Jose Mourinho on how he convinced footballer to excel at Manchester Utd.

Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who watched his team steer to an impressive 2-0 victory over Southampton FC at home yesterday, revealed today how he convinced star Belgian international Marouane Fellaini to shine since the beginning of this season and the first matches of the ex-Chelsea manager’s tenure at the Red Devils. So far, under the ‘Special One’s ‘ leadership, Manchester United have successfully held against both Southampton and Bournemouth. Fellaini, famed for his impressive skills and height, not to mention his distinctive golden Afro hairstyle had put in much effort in the central … Continue reading FELLAINI: New manager Jose Mourinho on how he convinced footballer to excel at Manchester Utd.

THOMAS MULLER: Is he coming to Manchester United?

Aveersingh Gopal (contributor) Vijay Shah (reporter) One of the biggest transfer rumours of this new football season is the talk of the town. Reports are coming in of a possible sale of the Bayern Munich forward and German national squad member Thomas Müller to English club Manchester United where he could potentially pocket a hefty £1 million per week. The Red Devils apparently want to put up £60 million for Müller as they seek to capitalise on a recent run of good fortune under the patronage of former Bayern Munich manager Louis van Gaal. They hope by offering him a … Continue reading THOMAS MULLER: Is he coming to Manchester United?

IBROX DISASTER: Scottish football team remembers the fallen 40 years on – January 2011

New Year’s Day may have been a time of happiness for most, but for the Scottish football club Rangers FC, their fans and for many in Scotland, New Year’s Day 2011 was a time for remembrance for 66 fans who perished in a stampede at the club’s ground in Glasgow forty years ago at the time of the memorial service, which took place in January. The Ibrox disaster of 1971 also saw 200 people injured in the darkest day of the team’s history. Thousands of people gathered at the Rangers FC home ground in Glasgow in January 2011 to remember one of the darkest chapters in Glaswegian and Scottish football history, … Continue reading IBROX DISASTER: Scottish football team remembers the fallen 40 years on – January 2011

FIFA 15 & WWE 2K15: Great sports gaming for 2015

with Sunny Atwal (idea contributor) Today’s article was inspired by a good friend who is a big football and wrestling fan. In November 2014, he plans to take two weeks off of work and chill out to the max with two brand new game titles. One is the latest instalment of the highly-respected FIFA football (soccer) series, FIFA 15. Also on his Christmas shopping list is the newest WWE game for PlayStation, WWE 2K15, a game based on the popular World Wrestling Entertainment sports entertainment brand, which has the clearest graphics and involving gameplay yet. I grew up playing both wrestling and football video games myself. I and my younger brothers are all great football and … Continue reading FIFA 15 & WWE 2K15: Great sports gaming for 2015

FRANK LAMPARD: Ex-Chelsea footballer to sign short-term contract with Man. City

The English and ex-Chelsea footballer Frank Lampard has announced this past Friday that he is planning to sign up with rivals Manchester City in a short-term contract, reports the Guardian newspaper. The ‘shock’ move could occur within the next week or so and will mean that Lampard could end facing the Blues (Chelsea, his old team) twice while playing in City’s kit. Lampard will then switch nations to play for an American team being developed by the Mancunians. City will be squaring off against Chelsea, and Lampard’s former teammates, at their Etihad Stadium on the 21st September, which he may well feature in if his contract is signed and stamped. … Continue reading FRANK LAMPARD: Ex-Chelsea footballer to sign short-term contract with Man. City