Tag Archives: Football

WATCH: England Supporter Trains His Parrot to Sing Famous Football Anthem

England fan Fran Sheridan, 42, from Worcester, England, has trained his pet parrot Slipmatt to whistle the tune to “The Great Escape” and chant, “England,” and “Come on Rooney,” at the end, reports the U.K. Express.

Brit Binge Watching: Five Football Films Now Streaming Online

We’ve been gearing up for World Cup 2014, and it’s finally happening. You would think a month of soccer matches would be enough for most, but for the hardcore fans, there’s never enough.

David Beckham, Wayne Rooney and Other English Football Greats Get Immortalized as Edible Art

Here’s the story in a nutshell: An artist has carved the faces of five famous British football players into Brazil nuts. (That’s football as in soccer.)

Snapshot: 10 Foxy Football Managers Found in the U.K.

People are already getting football fever with the World Cup just around the corner, June 12 – July 13. The New York Times recently ran a full-page article in their print edition on how “soccer has emerged as the sport of ...

Downs and Tight Ends: A Confused Brit’s View Of American Football

Since moving to the U.S. in 2007, I have found myself on more than a handful of occasions engaged in lively debate with American sports fans over which of our respective nations plays the better version of football.

10 British Things About Austin, TX

Musicians and filmmakers make their annual pilgrimage to Austin’s internationally renowned SXSW festival to check out the talent … or, be checked out, depending on the agenda.

10 Great British Athletes Americans Should Know

With the 2012 London Olympics almost a year behind us, the hype around British athletes has certainly died down in the United States. Unless you are an avid soccer fan, David Beckham is probably the only British player you know.

Iconic British Things No.13: Football

“Football’s not a matter of life and death … it’s more important than that” – Bill Shankly, Liverpool FC manager.

Today’s UK Twitter Trends (Apr. 21): Sergio Ramos’ Big Mishap

Poor Sergio Ramos is trending on Twitter in the UK today.

Ramos, a defender for the Real Madrid soccer team, was celebrating his city’s important win over Barcelona – a victory that brought with it the coveted Copa del Rey, or the King’s Cup. The team hadn’t won it in ...

Reader Mail: Chelsea Boys, No Corrie in the States, Lily Allen

Hey, thanks to the readers who have been sending me emails lately. You’ve directed me to some interesting news stories. For example, loyal Anglophenia fan Ed Rozanski sent me this: