Policing of Football Matches

November 14, 2012 4

Recently, the Football Supporters’ Federation have stated that the attitude of some police forces to football fans is stuck twenty five years in the past. It says while many forces have a positive approach, some match commanders still use heavy handed tactics and treat all fans as potential hooligans. It Read More

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Team GB

August 3, 2012 1

Everyone at Joys and Sorrows would like to wish both the British teams the best of luck in their quarter finals this weekend.  Special wishes go to BCFC’s Jack Butland, Karen Carney, Eni Aluko and Rachel Williams.

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Following Jack and the Team GB Boys to Wembley

July 30, 2012 0

I’d like to start with a confession. I’ve never been interested in the Olympic football before and I don’t believe it has a place at the games. For me the Olympic Games is all about those sports where winning a gold medal is the pinnacle of the sport, not something Read More

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Euro 2012 – England v Ukraine – Brief post match thoughts

June 20, 2012 5

After going into the competition being described as “no-hopers,” England have qualified for the quarter-finals relatively easily! Despite allowing the opposition a lot of the ball last night, they never really looked in danger of conceding. Ukraines best two chances, a close range header and one that Terry cleared “ahem” Read More

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Euro 2012 – England v Sweden – Brief post match thoughts

June 16, 2012 0

I was transported into a timewarp last night. Remember black and white television?  Remember Muffin the Mule (before the RSPCA said that act was illegal!)?  Remember when Birmingham City beat Aston Villa on a regular basis? Last night, it was interesting to see Sebastian Larsson once more pit his wits Read More

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