Friday, May 22, 2020

With live sport remaining on hold during the ongoing coronavirus shutdown, why not put your sporting general knowledge to the test?

Essex grassroots football clubs are being urged to take advantage of online learning videos during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Football Association remains committed to completing the final three rounds of the FA Cup if the professional game can safely restart amid the coronavirus pandemic.

It was eight years ago this week that West Ham booked their return to the Premier League with a play-off final win over Blackpool at Wembley.

Ricky Kidd netted eight goals to help Dagenham reach the 1980 Trophy final but left Wembley Stadium a little disappointed after missing out on scoring in their 2-1 win over Mossley.

With sport still shut down across most of the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic, why not test your sporting knowledge with another quiz?

Football clubs are being urged to register for an easy fundraising competition to win £100.

Fans have been given encouragement that some Premier League matches will be televised free-to-air after “productive discussions” between the Government and English football authorities.

Qatar has pledged to put on an “affordable” World Cup in two-and-a-half years’ time with a post-pandemic global recession looming.

Women’s Super League clubs are assuming that their season will not resume, according to BBC Sport.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is certain “good old football with fans will come back very soon” despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Six individuals connected to three Premier League clubs have tested positive for coronavirus as clubs began to return to small group training amid the pandemic.

Almost a quarter of current and former professionals surveyed during the coronavirus pandemic say they are depressed or have considered self-harm.

Premier League clubs gave unanimous approval to the initial return-to-training protocols when they gathered for a conference call on Monday.

Barking & Dagenham College student Zayn Bux has signed for League One outfit AFC Wimbledon.

Premier League clubs will discuss contact training protocols next week before any season restart date can be agreed, chief executive Richard Masters has said.

The FA say they are consulting Women’s Super League clubs about the possible termination of the 2019/20 season.

Premier League clubs have unanimously approved plans to resume training in small groups from Tuesday as part of the competition’s Project Restart strategy.

Some things in football are simply destined to be – no matter how long events may take to transpire.

With sport still shut down across most of the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic, why not test your sporting knowledge with another quiz?

Premier League clubs will vote on a return to training on Monday as Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden reveals free-to-air games are on the agenda.

He may be more used to feeding the West Ham United first-team at their Rush Green training base, but during the lockdown head chef Edd Nicell has used his culinary skills to benefit a different team of people – NHS staff and other key workers.

Raheem Sterling has cast doubt over the Premier League’s plan to resume matches next month with many top stars still not back in training.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin believes most European leagues will be able to finish the season.

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce says Premier League players would not be ready to resume the season until the end of June, insisting an earlier start would see them “fall down like a pack of cards”.

Local grassroots football clubs can download a brand new ‘Covid-19 Club Resource Guide’ at which provides useful links to funding opportunities and support.

Barkingside chairman Jimmy Flanagan led the tributes to club life president Len Llewellyn, also a former committee member at Ilford, who passed away at the weekend.

Major European football made its cautious return on Saturday as Germany’s Bundesliga became the first of the big five leagues to resume during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sports booking platform Playfinder has seen a huge increase in players trying to make a booking this week.

In recent years, football shirts from the 1980s and 90s have invoked more and more nostaliga for fans – with jerseys becoming valuable collector’s items.

With most live sport remaining on hold during the ongoing coronavirus shutdown, why not put your sporting general knowledge to the test?

Dagenham’s Trophy-winning captain Denis Moore would love to organise a reunion with his fellow Wembley Stadium heroes from 40 years ago.

Millions of football-starved fans are ready to ‘turn German’ this weekend for their first slice of match action for two months.

England captain Harry Kane says players are awaiting safety guidance from the Premier League before making their minds up about a possible return to competitive action next month.

Team managers, club secretaries, players and parents are using the FA Whole Game System to make off-pitch grassroots football faster and more effective, all in one place online.

When Dagenham won the FA Trophy 40 years ago it was a case of fourth time lucky for captain Denis Moore at Wembley Stadium.

Plans to resume football progressed on Thursday, according to Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Oliver Dowden.

Glenn Murray believes Premier League football is being rushed back too soon amid the coronavirus crisis, with the fact England is the worst hit country in Europe being overlooked by some.

With sport shut down across most of the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic, why not test your sporting knowledge with another quiz?

The Essex FA are sharing extra opportunities for children to get creative during the coronavirus pandemic.

Former Premier League official Howard Webb believes the Video Assistant Referee system that has proved so divisive in this country in recent months will gradually win over its doubters.

‘How to Use Social Media Effectively’ is the title for the latest online FA Club Football Forum on Wednesday 13th May, providing a look into the range of channels available to clubs and leagues plus how best to maximise their functionalities and save volunteer time.

Premier League players will be subjected to strict testing and even firmer social distancing measures if they are to return to training, according to reports.

West Ham United midfielder Tomas Soucek is using the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown to spend more time with his young family while adapting to life in London.

West Ham United has, on International Nurses Day, made a pledge of support for the club’s local NHS trusts across East London and Essex, by committing to a range of new positive community initiatives which will help the NHS to provide vital support for patients and staff.


The Government has announced an unprecedented package of support to protect jobs and support business across the UK during the coronavirus outbreak.

People working for a wide range of private companies have been standing side-by-side with public sector staff on the front line during the coronavirus outbreak.

The United Kingdom is pulling together as one, with people from all regions and all four nations of the country helping each other through the coronavirus pandemic.

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