“This act would effectively constitute a sexual assault and these types of searches are unlawful. If deemed necessary, although we cannot see how feeling an underwire in a bra could be deemed so unless acting on previous intelligence, then any fans in question should have been taken to a private area of the ground to be searched by a female steward rather than being searched in full view of male stewards, fans and police. … [Read more...] about Female football fans ‘forced to show their bras’ to get into match at Stevenage FC
Steward at football match
The moment he was substituted in the 75th minute of Windsor FC’s recent 5-0 romp over Bracknell Town in the Hellenic League Premier Division, Barry Hayles let his displeasure be known in no uncertain terms. The former Fulham, Leicester and Millwall striker admits he didn’t so much walk from the pitch as stomp. … [Read more...] about Barry Hayles on going strong at 45: ‘Not many current players can say they walked out at the old Wembley’
Liverpool are contemplating playing a home Europa League tie at Bolton Wanderers, Wigan Athletic or Blackburn Rovers in the week beginning July 28 if they return to the competition in the third qualifying round because of building work at Anfield. Other clubs have played ‘home’ games away over the past six decades and although a pain for supporters, is it always the handicap it would seem? … [Read more...] about Liverpool, beware: do club ground-shares ever work?
They will face the Championship’s high-flying Swansea City and will do so taking nothing for granted after this close shave. A goal just before the hour from Alfie May, Cheltenham’s lone striker, had set-up a fabulous Cup tie between two teams from very different parts of the professional world. Cheltenham’s record signing is around £50,000 which would not be enough to pay the weekly wages of any of City’s usual first team names. Yet this largely second string side almost suffered a defeat that would rank among the biggest in the FA Cup’s history. … [Read more...] about Phil Foden orchestrates late Manchester City comeback to deny Cheltenham Town FA Cup upset
Along with his footballing talents, his image epitomised swinging London in the 60s. Osgood once said: "Those were the days, when Raquel Welch walked along the touchline to wave goodbye to me in the middle of a match, when Steve McQueen would come into the dressing room and exchange gossip as he sat on the edge of the bath." … [Read more...] about SOCCER LEGEND OSGOOD DIES AT FAMILY FUNERAL