I first went to White Hart Lane in 1980 when I was six and I knew instantly that I loved Tottenham. I remember walking up the stairs, seeing the turf for the first time and a feeling of collective hope. That experience should not be denied to anybody. A lot of people in the LGBTQ+ community can feel like football is not for them. I came out in my late teens – around the same time as my political awakening. I fell out of love with football a little because I felt I couldn’t reconcile the machismo associated with football fandom with my emerging feminism and sexuality. In 2013, after an early rainbow laces campaign, a couple of LGBTQ+ supporters’ clubs cropped up throughout the country. Spurs wanted to engage their LGBTQ+ fans and met eight of us in a room on a wet night in 2014. The club said: ‘This is for you – tell us what you want.’ The Proud Lilywhites were born. This is not us wanting special attention – which is, of course, one of the … [Read more...] about ‘A lot of people in the community can feel like football is not for them, the Proud Lilywhites is trying to change that’
FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022: India have never beaten Oman in FIFA qualifiers. © Twitter India will take on Oman in their fifth FIFA World Cup Qualifier match in Muscat on Tuesday. India are yet to register a win in the tournament as they drew their last three games after losing the first match to Oman 1-2. India played out a disappointing draw with lower-ranked Afghanistan. India drew 1-1 with Afghanistan in their World Cup Qualifying round match last week, the late equaliser from Seiminlen Doungel in added time being the saviour for the team. The result meant the 106-ranked India remained winless in their qualifying campaign so far. India's head coach Igor Stimac had said that he believes that the team will bounce back in the upcoming games.Live Updates of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Football Match between Oman and India, Sultan Qaboos Sport Complex, Muscat. 20:27 (IST)Nov 19, 2019The players are out for national anthems!Players from both the sides are out for the national … [Read more...] about FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Oman vs India Live Football Score: India Face Oman With Eyes On Maiden Win
Attempting to collect a square pass, Glenn Hysén allows the ball to slip momentarily from his control. Too late. As he turns to try to recover his mistake, Careca is already gliding into the penalty area. Neville Southall saves the Brazilian’s low, diagonal shot from left to right but when the great goalkeeper regains his balance, Marco van Basten is closing in. You can guess what happens next. The Dutchman did not build a reputation as one of the world’s most proficient forwards by missing such chances and he swiftly gives his team the lead. Careca jogs over to congratulate Van Basten who is, unusually, wearing the No 11 shirt. The pair high-five and share a brief embrace. Even football’s most diligent historians might find it difficult to fathom how these 13 seconds of action were possible. How were these players on the same pitch at the same time? Van Basten and Careca were opponents in Italy, at Milan and Napoli respectively, from 1987 until 1993, but never … [Read more...] about When the best of Serie A beat a Football League all-star XI
NEW YORK (AP) — A former college football player suffering from early dementia was among those who urged New York state legislators on Tuesday to ban tackle football for children 12 and younger. T.J. Abraham, who is now a doctor, testified before a state Assembly committee hearing in Manhattan about the brain damage he says has destroyed his medical practice and disrupted family life. “There were many days in college I remember ‘seeing stars,’ the sky turning purple or orange, or vomiting due to a severe headache after a head-on collision,” said Abraham, 42. “At the time, I thought this was normal and was told by coaches to ‘suck it up.’” Still a 6-foot-tall, 270-pound powerhouse decades after he stopped playing for Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Abraham was forced to stop working as a gynecologist last year because of a failing memory - he even forgot how to perform medical procedures he had done thousands of times. He would … [Read more...] about NY lawmakers consider ban on tackle football for children
In news that could have been written at any given point in the past 15 years, Arsenal need defensive reinforcements. Consequently, the Gunners are training their sights on Villarreal’s Pau Torres. The 22-year-old centre-back, who made his Spain debut last month, is admittedly weighed down by a £43m release clause, but Unai Emery is undeterred, according to The Sun. However, they may face competition from Manchester City. Emery is not the only manager in north London subject to whispers of uncertainty. The Times says Tottenham are thought to be making eyes at Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann as a potential replacement for Mauricio Pochettino, who is in talks with the chairman, Daniel Levy, about his future, reports the Telegraph. Another Spurs employee possibly heading away from their swanky stadium is Victor Wanyama, who could be heading back to Celtic on what would initially be a loan deal. Though heading out the door at Parkhead might be the winger Jonny Hayes, in whom … [Read more...] about Football rumours: Julian Nagelsmann to replace Pochettino at Spurs?
Oman beat India for the second time in the FIFA World Cup Qualifier campaign. © Twitter The Indian football team was on Tuesday virtually knocked out of the 2022 World Cup qualifying round after losing 0-1 to Oman here. Mohsin Al Ghassani scored the all-important goal in the 33rd minute at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex Stadium as Oman beat India for the second time in the campaign. Oman had defeated India 2-1 in the first leg in September in Guwahati. With just three points from five matches, India still remain at fourth spot in the Group E table, headed by Asian champions Qatar who have 13 points from five matches. Oman are at second spot with 12 points. With a nine point gap with the second-place team (Oman) in the group table, India are almost out of reckoning for a third round berth. They have only three more matches -- maximum nine points -- left to play in this second round of the qualifiers. Even the runners-up team is not guaranteed an automatic spot for … [Read more...] about FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Indian Football Team Loses To Oman, Virtually Out Of Contention For World Cup Berth