Ultimate Football Kit Quiz iPhone App

At In The Stands we love a good addictive iPhone game and that’s why we’re playing the Ultimate Football Kit Quiz iPhone App. This is no walk in the park, it’s tricky, but perfectly doable. This really will test your knowledge of football, its not like the other kit quizzes out there that you can sail through in 5 minutes. All you have to do is guess the kit from the snapshot, and believe us some of them are very hard Think you know your football? Then download for iPhone here Tweet Continue Reading →
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Paolo Di Canio Had To Go Or Else Sunderland Collapsed!

So Sunderland have sacked head coach Paolo Di Canio with the Black Cats bottom of the Premier League table. In The Stands Rolly Pelovangu asks who is surprised? Just 13 games in and Di Canio has already been given the bullet with Sunderland propping up the league table, looking poor on all fronts, lacking goals and any sort of direction and worst of all harbouring a manager who looked for all intents and purposes that he has no self-control. 13 matches, 3 wins, one very impressive Tyne-Wear derby ... Continue Reading →
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Reasons We Should Not Criticize England After Ukraine Draw

England played out a 0-0 draw away to Ukraine to keep their qualification for World Cup 2014 on track. But despite this, Roy Hodgson’s men have come under heavy criticism. Typical. No sooner had they even walked off the pitch in Kiev had old big ears Gary Linekar tweeted his visceral dissatisfaction at England’s performance. For the record the BBC pundit sarcastically tweeted: ‘Good result for England… Brazil, Spain, Germany, Argentina et al, you’re in big trouble! What happens ... Continue Reading →
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The Four-Four-Two Greatest Club Side Ever List

Our friends over at Four-Four-Two have drawn up list of what they believe to be the top 20 greatest club sides of all time. In the list includes the usual suspects and elites of world football from South America to Europe’s finest and the years in which they excelled enough to allow them to considered in Four-Four-Two’s honoured list. Most of them we at In The Stands are sure you’d agree upon, perhaps you’d place them higher up, maybe even lower down. Likewise, there are others in the list ... Continue Reading →
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Players Arsene Wenger Can & Should Buy

After a dismal opening day defeat to Aston Villa the pressure is on beleaguered boss Arsene Wenger to get the cheque book out and spend big on reinforcements. Yet, the Frenchman continues to stammer and stagger in the transfer market. The likes of Luiz Gustavo, Stefan Jovetic and Gonzalo Higuain – all recent Arsenal targets – have turned down the opportunity of plying their trade at the Emirates Stadium for moves elsewhere. In the case of Gustavo a move to VfB Wolfsburg as opposed to ... Continue Reading →
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A History of The English FA – 150 Years On

The FA is 150 years old this year and In The Stands’ Rolly Pelovangu looms back at the creation of England’s governing body of football. It all started in the heart of Britain’s capital when postindustrial revolution London was filled with smog, dirt, children up chimneys, oil lamps, large hats and very messy football matches. It was also the year Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation led to slavery being abolished in the United States of America and the ‘Croix Rouge’ – that ... Continue Reading →

No Signings Will Leave Arsenal Struggling To End Trophy Drought

With one month of the transfer window left and the season drawing ever closer Arsenal have yet to make a marquee signing leaving their trophy hopes this season wavering. What happened? After being linked to the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney and even a reunion with former captain Cesc Fabregas, it appears once again that Arsenal will go into the new season dearth of the marquee signings needed to take the club to the next level. Yaya Sanago aside, Arsene Wenger has failed to ... Continue Reading →
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Poll: Do You Liverpool Fans Want To Keep Luis Suarez At Anfield?

Fuelled by what seems to be a never ending transfer merry-go-round of ‘will he wont he’, Luis suarez is fast becoming bigger than Liverpool football club themselves! Well, not necessarily, but you get the point. So the gloves are now officially off between the Reds and potential suitors Arsenal (amongst many other clubs) with the Gunners expecting Luis Suarez to tell Liverpool he wants to leave and so force through a move to North London. In lieu of this and after much shouting at our ... Continue Reading →
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The Daily Rant…Hope Powell Is Washed Up & England Women Need A Change

After watching England Women crash and burn after a disastrous Euro 2013 campaign, In The Stands’ Rolly Pelovangu asks some tough questions. In essence one couldn’t believe how poor England’s Women were. To call it embarrassing would be too meek an insult, yet there was something eerily worrying about the way Hope Powell’s girls crashed and burned at the very first hurdle in Sweden. Granted France are quite justifiably amongst the, if not the favourites to lift their maiden European trophy ... Continue Reading →
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Are Paris St Germain The New Force In Europe?

Paris St Germain are set to match the £54million release clause needed to sign Napoli striker Edinson Cavani prompting the question are the French club set to become the new force in European football? Last season’s Ligue 1 champions are reportedly ready to match Cavani’s €63 million minimum fee release clause and have already agreed personal terms with the 26-year-old over a five-year deal worth €8m a year in wages. Phew! With World Class stars such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva ... Continue Reading →
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Who Would You Choose Luis Suarez Or Wayne Rooney?

Newly appointed Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is facing a choice whether to choose between Luis Suarez or Wayne Rooney. Both players are unsettled at their respective clubs with both courting a move overseas, and in the case of Wayne Rooney even a potential move south to Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea. With the pair showing such open hunger for pastures new, where else could the incentive be higher than those new pastures being with Spanish giants Real Madrid? It is no secret that Ancelotti is keen ... Continue Reading →

The Confederations Cup Shows That World Cup 2014 Will Be Great

Another day another great Confederations Cup match. This has proven to be the norm and augurs well for World Cup 2014. When Arjen Robben stole in to nip Bayern Munich’s late winner against Borussia Dortmund in a thrilling Champions League final at Wembley, it capped off what was for many one of the best seasons ever seen on the continent quality wise. Weeks later a fantastic Spain U21 side inspired by new Real Madrid signing Isco delighted everybody as they bagged the U21 crown with a sweeping ... Continue Reading →