Posts Tagged ‘Football’

The FA Cup

March 16, 2011

Today is the anniversary of the first FA Cup Final with Wanderers beating the Royal Engineers by one goal to nil in 1872. Here is the FA website with the history of the World’s oldest football knockout competition. There is also a quiz so you can test yourself:

http://www.thefa.com/TheFACup/FACompetitions/TheFACup/History

Lego Fussball

June 30, 2010

It’s been a little while since we’ve had anything Lego related on here so here’s a site from Germany that recreates football matches using animated Lego people:

http://www.legofussball.eu/

(The recreation of Sunday’s Germany vs England match seems to go on for a bit too long…)

Brazilian Names

June 29, 2010

Well, the World Cup is in full swing and England are already out! Who do you fancy for the trophy? Germany? Argentina? Maybe even Ghana? Brazil are always worth a bet but do you wonder how they get their stylish football names? Have a look at this name generator and see what your name would be if you get called up to the Brazil squad:

http://www.minimalsworld.net/BrazilName/brazilian.shtml

Coffee Break

March 3, 2009

This month sees the Meningitis Trust’s Coffee Break month where you can enjoy a cup of coffee at work or home and raise money for the Meningitis Trust at the same time. For more information here is the website with a signing up form:

http://www.meningitis-trust.org/coffeebreak/index.html

Today is also the anniversary of the invention of the penalty kick in football in 1891. This rule led to the development of the ‘Penalty Shoot-Out’ that has been the scourge of many an England team. Here is a little game from the BBC that, not only allows you to experience the agony of such things for yourself, but also to learn some Portuguese:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/euro2004/