Many were at Radcliffe Borough FC over the weekend to grab a seat as soap stars and ex-pros played in a charity football game.
Emmerdale’s Danny Miller and Chris Bisson were amongst the television stars that displayed their football skills. They lined up alongside former England defender Michael Gray and former Blackburn forward Matt Jansen. Altogether, they formed an all stars team that played an emergency services team at Taurus Park. It was also a family time out to raise funds for the club’s charitable interests.
“It went really well. We were really pleased to see a few TV Stars and ex-pros were able to take the time out to come down and play. I have to thank them for that because it was really good turnout from their side.
“We had between 200 and 300 people come down and watch, which was a really good crowd for this time of the year, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. I think once the money is counted up we will have between £600 and £700, and that will go towards the charitable arm of the club,” the club’s former chair, Bernard Manning Jr. said.
The big names of Cricket and the movie making industry of India came together for charity as they played a soccer match against each other in Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra yesterday.
The match was taking place just for collecting cash for those in neediness, but, it was not as if the celebrities were just jogging around and waiting for the 90 minutes to finish.
It was played in all seriousness and while, the quality of play from both the sides was below average, the competition level was not much lower than where it would have been in any professional Football game.
All 22 on the ground were fighting with full energy and spirit even though there was nothing at stake and it showed their professionalism. They wanted the audience to have their money’s worth
The Star TV presenter, meanwhile, talked to the substitutes from both the camps on the side lines and tried to find some information about the soccer skills of those who were on the ground.
The first match of the next season that Sunderland has to play is scheduled to take place on August 8 as they face off with Leicester City and so far Dick Advocaat has secured the services of YounesKaboul, Jeremain Lens and Adam Matthews as those are a few of the latest signings that have arrived to the Stadium of Light.
Dick Advocaat has already reinforced his team by those players that were mentioned above but the Dutch coach has established meetings with the chairman of Sunderland, Ellis Short. Both of them have been meeting up with the main subject of discussion is in relation to which players can be signed next.
Even before the past Premier League season had reached it’s end, Dick Advocaat said that he had already been talking with Ellis Short as to which players could be signed without having to spend a major amount of cash.
According to the president of FIFA, SeppBlatter believes that Vladimir Putin and Russia in it’s entirety should be praised for the work that they have been doing in relation to the 2018 World Cup.
SeppBlatter said: “You and the steering committee deserve five stars. Some people want the World Cup to be taken away from Russia, but we give one answer to this we are involved in football and we will not allow politics to get in the way.”
Blatter and Putin were seen together during a sports convention in a Russian resort of Sochi. Both influential figures expressed details concerning the approaching international competition.
There is a budget of £7.9bn which is lower than how it was projected to be last year and this is due to the economic troubles that Russia is experiencing as they had to cut and slash down the administrative costs of the competition for around 10%. The economic struggles of Russia is mainly due to the price of oil having sustained a significant drop in the last few years and this brings a negative string of consequences for Russia as oil is their main export product and are now forced to export it at a cheaper price.
The Indian Football team has moved ahead in the World Cup 2018 qualification tournament of the Asian countries.
India faced Nepal in the opening tie and managed to get better of them after a tough tussle.
The first leg that India had played on the home turf, they had won that easily by 2-0, but, the return leg posed a tougher challenge for them with Nepalese players playing with extra bit of fire in their belly.
The Indians, however, weathered the storm and were able to play a draw to make sure that the lead that they had achieved playing at home, it remained intact.
India has not been a Football mad region traditionally, but recently, with Indian Super League taking place there and some of the legends featuring in that tournament; the people have started taking interest in the game.
A decent crowd was present in Assam to watch the first leg of the India Versus Nepal tie.
If India qualifies for the World Cup, though it’s too tough a prospect to even hope for at this point of time, it would go a long way in the development of Football in the country of thousands of millions of population.