Top tips for overcoming self-doubt

One of the hardest things that some people ever do is transform themselves from a person full of self-doubt to a self-assured person that believes in themselves.

Are you in an abusive relationship?

Abusive relationships are something we all know and hear about but with the global lockdown in place, domestic violence is getting more headlines than ever, so are you in an abusive relationship?
TURIN, ITALY - MARCH 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus gestures during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Juventus and Club de Atletico Madrid at Allianz Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Turin, . (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

How many accusations do we need before we stop worshiping Ronaldo?

Rape. It’s a tough subject that most people would rather avoid talking about, but we must and why Ronaldo is no hero
A fan wears a protective mask to take precautions against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) before the match against Internacional for the Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2020 at Arena do Gremio on March 12, 2020 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

1st UK humans enrolled for Coronavirus vaccine trials

In what could be absolutely huge news, the first humans have been enrolled in trials for a potential Covid-9/Coronavirus vaccine.
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette appeals to the referee during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2020.

Alexandre Lacazette retweets strong stance on social distancing amid coronavirus fears

With the UK Government still refusing to shut down all public gatherings and issuing false information, Alexandre Lacazette has retweeted a message that makes his stance clear on what he thinks we should do.
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Mason Mount escapes quarantine to play football with Declan Rice

Despite being told to quarantine himself after Callum Hudson-Odoi's Covid-19 positive result, Chelsea's Mason Mount was spotted playing football in a local park with West Ham's Declan Rice.
NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06: Caitlin Foord of the Australian Matildas in action during the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Play-Off match between the Australian Matildas and Vietnam at McDonald Jones Stadium on March 06, 2020 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Arsenal forward to be quarantined for 14 days

Arsenal's Caitlin Foord will face a 14-day quarantine when she returns to Arsenal after international duty with the Australian national team.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14) and Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrate victory after the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on April 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

FA forget what body part fist bumps involve but that’s not the weird bit

In the rush to avoid the spread of Coronavirus/Covid-10, the FA's medics were today praised by the Daily Mail for being 'ahead of the curve' when they banned England players from shaking hands with players during the last international break - in November.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil warms up for the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 15, 2019.

Mesut Ozil doing more great stuff off the pitch

Mesut Ozil is a busy man away from the pitch with a number of charitable endeavours and he's been tweeting about his most recent moves aimed at promoting gender equality, teamwork as well as off-pitch initiatives focusing on clean water and recycling.

Authors and Nobel laureates call on UAE to free human rights defenders

Over 60 civil society organisations, writers, personalities and Nobel laureates have appealed to the authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to free detained human rights defenders, during the Hay Festival Abu Dhabi, which ran from 25 to 28 February 2020.
Manchester United's English defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka (L) vies with Chelsea's Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta (R) during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in London on February 17, 2020.

Chelsea remove Manchester United fans for homophobic chanting

Chelsea ejected some Manchester United fans for singing 'that' Ashley Cole chant on Monday night.
Apr 1981: Portrait of Justin Fashanu of Norwich City.

Justin Fashanu finally inducted into Football Hall of Fame

Justin Fashanu was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday as a trailblazer in the game as the first £1m black player and the first professional footballer to come out as gay, a decision that was to cost him his life.
Craig Ramage of Notts County in action during the Nationwide League Division Two match against Millwall at Meadow Lane in Nottingham, England. Millwall won the match 4-3. Picture by Mike Finn-Kelsey.

BBC sack pundit for racist comment

The BBC have sacked former Derby County player, Craig Ramage, after he criticised the Ram's 'young black lads' on a local radio station.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Referee Robert Madley gestures during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on March 4, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Sacked referee to return despite being sacked for mocking disabled person

Bobby Madley is set for a return to refereeing in England, despite being sacked by PGMOL for mocking a disabled person.

Arsenal fans urged to support Manchester City supporters foodbank this weekend

As the UK Brexits because it can apparently do better on its own, groups of football supporters are trying to bridge rivalries to feed those who are driven to foodbanks because of the conditions in this country.

Mark Sampson racism charge dropped

An FA charge against Mark Sampson that he used racist language (again) has been dropped as 'unproven'.
A picture taken on January 23, 2020 shows the European Union flag and the British Union Jack waving in front of the European Parliament in Brussels. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP) (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images)

FA and Premier League discuss post-Brexit ‘credits’ for using English players

The FA and Premier League are seriously discussing rewarding clubs post-Brexit with credits to allow them to buy more foreign players if they field more English ones first.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United speaks to Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Manchester United after the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 01, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Manchester United cancel trip to Qatar

Manchester United have cancelled their planned winter training camp in Qatar due to rising political tensions in the area.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Referee Robert Madley gestures during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on March 4, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

The curious case of Bobby Madley, PGMOL and their disregard for discrimination

Bobby Madley quit as a referee last summer in a move that was said to have sent 'shocks' through PGMOL, the overlords of officialdom, but the former official has broken his silence about what happened and it raises even more questions about PGMOL and what they get up to out of sight.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Talk to someone: Former Arsenal star explains suicidal thoughts and mental health struggles

With FA Cup games kicking off a minute later than normal to highlight mental health issues, Paul Merson has revealed that this time last year he was suicidal.
Supporters of China's Muslim Uighur minority hold placards of Arsenal's Turkish origin German midfielder Mesut Ozil during a demonstration at Beyazid square in Istanbul on December 14, 2019. - Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, a German footballer of Turkish origin, expressed on December 14, 2019 support for Uighurs in Xinjiang and criticised Muslim countries for their failure to speak up for them. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP) (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)

Chinese lift Arsenal ban but won’t mention Mesut Ozil’s name

A Chinese streaming service has lifted their Arsenal blackout but will not mention Mesut Ozil during commentary.
Vivianne Miedema becomes War Child's newest Ambassador

Hotshot Arsenal forward becomes War Child Ambassador

Vivianne Miedema has become an Ambassador for War Child who "aim to reach children as early as possible when conflict breaks out, and stay on to support them—long after the TV cameras have gone home."
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What is the real price of supporting Arsenal these days?

Stan Kroenke's sports empire, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, has been named the 'most valuable sports conglomerate in the world' by Forbes, but what is the real price of supporting a  team owned by someone like Stan?
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal ahead of the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Arsenal FC at St Mary's Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

We all should be worried as China pressures Pro Evolution to remove Mesut Ozil

Pro Evolution Soccer will remove Mesut Ozil from their game in China as the authoritarian regime continues to throw a hissy fit over the German's tweet that dared called attention to their treatment of Uighurs within their borders.
Indian Muslims hold placards as they protest to denounce the Chinese government's policies for Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, in Mumbai on December 9, 2019. (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP) (Photo by PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal shame themselves with Mesut Ozil statement

It was more than a little disappointing to see Arsenal put their commercial interests ahead of human rights when they hung Mesut Ozil out to dry with their statement about his comments on the Chinese treatment of the Uighurs.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: A genearal view of Stonewall Rainbow laces branding outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on December 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal supporter explains awful reason she won't be going away again

A 3-1 win and, hopefully, the start of a new era at Arsenal, but for one long-time supporter, the evening left her "with a sick feeling in my stomach and an overwhelming sense of disillusionment with attending live football." 

Arsenal fans need to speak out and say “Not in our Name!”

Over a year ago, Nick Cohen wrote a piece for The Guardian saying football fans should be asking hard questions about the money behind leading clubs and, on Human Rights Day, those questions still need asking.

Every club should stand with Liverpool on this

The FA will not use Anfield to host an England game because of Liverpool's ban on S*n journalists but Liverpool's is a stand that every club in the country should get behind.

Jordi Osei-Tutu names the 3 Arsenal teammates who reached out to him after racist...

Jordi Osei-Tutu has named three Arsenal teammates as well as two other players from outside the club who reached out to him after he suffered racist abuse in pre-season with VfL Bochum.

How to stop smoking with the least amount of pain

I'm not going to lie. Smoking can be a calming, enjoyable experience which makes quitting so much harder but here are some tips to help you quit

Arsenal youngster got 5 match ban for racist abuse

An Arsenal youngster was reportedly given a five-match ban and sent on a racial education course after calling an opposition player a 'f***ing monkey'...

Mertesacker: Nothing changed after losing 8-2 to Manchester United

In his autobiography, Per Mertesacker gives a damming assessment of the latter days of life under Arsene Wenger, highlighting the bubble the players lived in and how nothing changed, even after the side lost 8-2 at Old Trafford.

How did football let Sahar Khodayari set herself on fire?

Earlier this month, Sahar Khodayari set fire to herself after being sentenced to six months in prison for the 'crime' of watching a football match. I contacted Shireen Ahmed and asked her to write something for the site about what happened and why because I believe this needs to be put in front of as many people as possible. Don't look away. Please read on...
Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service secure the area outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Janaury 8, 2019. - Dozens of British MPs have written to London's police chief to warn about a "deteriorating public order and security situation" around parliament, after Brexit supporters assailed pro-EU figures there on January 8. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP)

Stoke, Leeds, Aston Villa, Sheffield United & Manchester City fans arrested the most

The number of hate crime incidents at football matches in England and Wales rose 47% last year with 79% of complaints race-related.

Demonstration planned for before Arsenal v Aston Villa

The International Campaign for Freedom in the UAE will hold a demonstration outside the Emirates Stadium ahead of Arsenal's Premier League game against Aston Villa on Sunday.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Casey Stoney manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on September 07, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Manchester United manager calls for fairer treatment ahead of Arsenal game

Manchester United's manager, Casey Stoney, has called on sponsors to treat female players the way they treat male ones and focus on their talent not their looks.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 04: Antoine Griezmann of FC Barcelona looks on during the Joan Gamper trophy friendly match between FC Barcelona and Arsenal at Nou Camp on August 04, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal turned down chance to sign Antoine Griezmann due to his stats

Arsenal reportedly turned down the chance to sign Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad before he moved to Atletico Madrid.

50 Years of Shoot! A footballing time-machine

There was a time when football wasn't everywhere and we soaked up what little information we could find like thirsty little sponges. In that vein, 50 Years of Shoot! is a time-machine, catapulting you back to your youth.

Megan Rapinoe attends Arsenal game, criticises Donld Trump’s racism

Megan Rapinoe was at Arsenal's game against Fiorentina on Saturday night and she took some time out to pose with fellow social justice warrior, Hector Bellerin, before speaking about Donald Trump's latest racist episode.

‘Say no to racism’: Jordi Osei-Tutu speaks after abuse in Bochum friendly

Jordi Osei-Tutu came through a really tough first-half in a friendly against FC St. Gallen with his head held high on Tuesday.