Little Known Facts About UK Football

By on February 15, 2021

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There is no doubt that the UK has some of the most impressive and expensive football stadiums in the world. There is no doubt that people in the UK love their football! In fact, the popularity of football in the UK has lasted for centuries.

The English invented the sport in 1170 and it is England’s national sport. The first football club was Sheffield F.C. in 1857 and that was followed by the creation of the Football Association in 1863. This early Football Association founded the rules for the modern game played today. The first International match was in 1872 when England played against Scotland.

Premier League 2020/21

The Premier League is where you find the biggest names in UK football. This is also where the media is controlled. Every TV commercial, every club, every sponsor, and every deal goes through the Premier League. While this is one of the most powerful and successful organizations in the country, they are not immune to the financial strain COVID-19 has put on the world. Even the football industry has suffered shut-downs and delays. Contract disruptions put millions at stake that are often not recoverable.

It is common knowledge that the Football Association does not take kindly to opening their football stadiums to people outside their country. However, it is not out of the question that they could entertain taking on some investors if this situation continues. This may be a great opportunity for an upcoming winner of the megamillion lottery. This would be a great way to invest a windfall with an almost guaranteed RTI (return on investment). Of course, we will have to wait and see if the Premier League leans that way and who the lucky winner will be. But it could be a great opportunity for someone.

Remote Football Stadiums

You may be surprised to find that some remote stadiums are not only hard to find but difficult to use. Be that as it may, they remain UK football stadiums.

  • Eriskay FC’s Pitch

Eriskay FC was voted by FIFA as “One of the most remarkable places in the world to play football” The sports governing body only chose eight locations, so we dare not leave it out.

Located on the Outer Hebrides (Western Isles), an overhit clearance will almost certainly result in the ball disappearing into the sea. This is a beautiful place to kick a ball around. It’s not uncommon for the fog to descend and make it difficult to see what you’re doing. The stadium is located on an island that only has 150 inhabitants.

  • Balmoor

If you want to go and see Peterhead Football Club play a match, you would have to make your way to Balmoor Stadium. Balmoor Stadium is just over 30 miles from the closest train station. There is room in the stadium for more than 3,000 spectators.

Balmoor opened in 1997 and it was of high enough quality to be promoted to the Scottish Football League three years later. It is north of Peterhead town center. A982 is the road you will take if you are traveling by car. It is safe to say, it must be a nice facility as several stadiums are closer to city centers and were passed over by the SFL.

Top Stars For Euro 2021

Hundreds of millions of viewers will watch the European Championships. Nothing will stop them as this is one of the biggest events in the world. England will be trying for the best results in a tournament they’ve never won. They will be working hard to win the trophy when the final is played in London. Many are betting on England to do well at this year’s Championships. Keep an eye on betting sites like Lottoland to watch for great odds on online betting.

Of course, we all have our favourite players, and we will cheer them on. But, here is a list of the top 5 English Euro Stars expected to shine this year.

Jack Grealish

England has struggled to break down stubborn defences in recent years. Grealish has been one of the best players in the league this season and should be given a chance to shine at the Euro’s.

Bukayo Saka

Bukayo Saka is making a great case to be included in Gareth Soutgate’s squad. The teenager has become a key player for Arsenal this season and is one of the hottest prospects in Europe. He is versatile as he can play left-back, left-wing, left-wing back, right-wing and even attacking midfield so Saka would be a very useful player to have in the England set-up.

Mason Greenwood

Mason Greenwood is a young Manchester United striker who will be vying for a squad position in the Euros and potentially being a super-sub or better. Speed and power are his strong points.

Jadon Sancho

Jadon Sancho is a twenty-year-old winger who has impressed pundits, fans, and opponents. He is fast on his feet and has been a star for Dortmund over the past two years.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Just a year ago, he was considered an average Premier League striker but Calvert-Lewin has burst onto the scene with Everton this season and is now pushing for a place in the England squad. He’d be a real threat if Harry Kane was injured this summer.

Football in the UK is the national sport. It seems to be in the blood of the fans who crowd the stadiums. It dates back as far as one cares to trace and every family seems to have a player with a football story to tell. If you want to learn more trivia, just type a few words into your Google search bar. You will find there is so much more to football than you probably know.