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A Brief History of Football
Feb 1st, 2019 by admin

The history of the world’s most popular sport spans more than 100 years. It all began in 1170 when a group of youth in England would go to the fields to play a “game of ball.” Aspects of the game can also be traced from a military manual dating back to the second century BC in China. The game was called Tsu’ Chu and it involved kicking a ball filled with hair and feathers. The object of the game was to get the ball into a small net while defending from attacks. According to one variation of the game, a player was not allowed to aim at his/her opponent. Additionally, the player had to use his/her feet, back, chest and shoulders to get the ball to the opponent’s net. The use of hands was not permitted. 

Another form of the game was the Japanese Kemari, which also originated from the Far East about 500-600 years later. Unlike Tsu’ Chu, the sport lacked competitiveness and struggle to possess the ball. With Japanese Kemari, players stood in a circle and passed the ball to each other without letting it touch the ground.

Variations of football have also been documented in the Greek, Egyptian and Roman society. In Rome, the game was played with a small ball and two teams on a rectangular field with a centre line and boundary lines. The object of the game was to get the ball to the opponent’s boundary lines.

The game continued to become popular among players. It also developed in many ways such as flexibility of rules and the number of players on the pitch.

Do You Want More Football? Check This Out!
Dec 27th, 2018 by admin

If you are a football enthusiast, you’re probably always thinking about the game. Playing soccer, even at a less competitive level, requires a great deal of stamina. Unfortunately, sometimes your body may not allow you to play the game throughout. Thankfully, there are several alternative games for your soccer skills, offering the same experience you’d get playing soccer. They include:

Indoor Soccer

Indoor soccer is a game adapted for play in a walled indoor arena. Since there are no sidelines, the ball remains pretty much in play constantly. This makes the game just as tiring as outdoor soccer. But, if you are concerned about your fitness level, don’t worry, recreational leagues usually allow for unlimited substitutions. Indoor soccer is generally played in a gymnasium or in outdoor arenas surrounded by walls like a basketball court, using a soccer-sized tennis ball.

Headis

Headis is basically a hybrid sport that combines aspects of table tennis and football. The game is played on a table with similar dimensions to that of a table tennis table. However, rather than using paddles and ping pong balls, players in this game use their heads and soccer balls. To play Headis well, you’ll have to be great at heading a soccer ball. Plus, the gameplay is similar to that of table tennis.

Footbag Net

Footbag Net is another hybrid sport that combines elements of volleyball, badminton, tennis, and soccer. Players kick a footbag over a 5-feet tall net, using only their feet. Footbag net, when played professionally, requires some astounding and intimidating skills. But, you can also enjoy the game at a more casual level with friends and family.

Football Manager

Soccer-themed games are not limited to the physical realm. Football manager is a video game that gives you the opportunity to manage a soccer team in a fun and rewarding way. Managing a soccer team requires you to have an intelligent understanding of the game, see the bigger picture, negotiate contracts, know the strengths and weaknesses of players, scout talent, and understand formations and tactics. All these skills are required when playing football manager, making it a great way to test your soccer intellect. The game has significantly evolved over the years that even real-life professional soccer teams use it as a scouting aid.

How to Bet On Floorball
Nov 13th, 2017 by admin

Floorball is a type of field hockey but played indoors. With just five players per team and a shorter match length – games are separated into three twenty minute sections; it is a faster, more compact, version of the sport.

Developed in the 1960s in Sweden, floorball has enjoyed immense popularity here and in the surrounding countries such as Norway, Denmark, Estonia and Switzerland. In recent years, the sport has seen a more global popularity and has since spread to Canada, Australia and South East Asia. The sport does contain a number of professional leagues in Finland and Sweden and as of 2014, there are now over 300,000 players registered across the world. Annual events include a Euro Floorball cup and the World Floorball Championships, which take place every two years, providing fans with plentiful opportunities for a quick flutter.

Sports betting as a whole has become a popular pastime. Combining a favourite sport with the chance of winning some cash is like a dream come true for many. With the ease of access to online betting rooms, almost every sport has its place. Many players check between bookmakers carefully as there will be differences in the odds that are offered and it is worth searching for the best bargains.

When betting on floorball, for example, it is worth checking out a few different sites to see what is on offer. Many sites will carefully show all matches and leagues that are available at the time complete with a comprehensive breakdown of odds. Players can select options such as an outright team being the winner or bet on the fact that the outcome may be a draw.

Whatever the bet, floorball, already popular, is becoming even more so due to the ease of being able to place a bet and enjoy further fun on the side of these games.

How to choose the correct floorball stick
Jan 20th, 2015 by admin

If you just can’t make up your mind about which stick to purchase and need some more information on which is the best one for you; here are some brief pointers on how to choose one.

Length

This is possibly one of the most important issues when choosing a stick. People very often make the mistake of getting the wrong length, but if in doubt, here is the golden rule. There is an enormous range of sizes from 102 centimetres, down to 60 centimetres. The perfect stick for you should come up to just above the top of your shorts.

floorball stickWhat makes a good stick stand out

This can be split into two areas.

Shaft

If you have the money to buy what you want, then, I would go for carbon fibre. If you but the best, you will get a stick that will last. A rule of thumb is that females and juniors should always go for a softer shaft, which gives better ball control.

Blade

This depends on what sort of player you are. Somebody, who is good, should go for a less curved blade, to assist your passing technique and reduce the spin factor. Anyone that takes a lot of shots should go for a curved blade that is deeper.

The only reason for you to buy a blade that is hard is if you want to shoot harder. Even though getting a hard blade is a matter of choice, softer blades are generally much better when it comes to ball control.

Curving the blade

When you have the ideal stick, there is still work to do.

Always be aware that it is illegal to curve your blade by more than 3 centimetres. There are a number of methods to get a curve, but the easiest is:

  • Put the blade in boiling water
  • Curve the blade to taste
  • Immerse the blade in iced water for at least five minutes after
  • Don’t forget to wear some gloves, or use a cloth when you are curving the blade, because it will be very hot.
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