Peter Coates reckons that the fact that Stoke has been able to keep itself in the English top tier for 9 years in a row and is nearly certain to do that for the 10th year as well gives him a lot of pride.
As per Coates, the promotion had not come easy for his team at all. It was a result of hard work for many, many years. To make it to the top with that much of hard work and then to sustain the pressure at the top for this long a period, he finds it extraordinary and wants to congratulate everyone who has been involved in the process.
The Potters had to remain out of the top tier action from the late eighties to the mid two thousands and then it was eventually towards the end of the two thousands that they found their way back to the Premier competition and have not had to face demotion ever since despite remaining one of the candidates for demotion at the start of every season.
A charity football match themed after a town, which so far, has raised no less than £10,000 is returning.
This time around, the legendary former Blues will go head on against each other.
Football fans have been given the chance by the Ipswich Town Legends to grace the same pitch with legends such as Titus Bramble, Russell Oman, Kieron Dyer and Matt Holland in recent years. Funds raised from this has been used to support the ITFC Academy and West Suffolk Hospital’s Forget-Me-Not Dementia Campaign, one run by My WiSH Charity.
The public has paid to play against the legends, or for a few lucky ones, to share the same dressing room with their heroes.
This year’s edition, will be held on the 23rd of April, at the Bury Town’s Ram Meadow. Half a dozen legends are expected to grace each team in order to ensure a competitive and charitable encounter.
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.
- September 23, 2016
World Charity Soccer
Soccer aid is a football match that has as objective to raise money for Unicef.
The 2016 edition has raised £5.4 million in a match that saw England beat the Rest of the World by 3-2.
The game started well for the England team where Olly Murs and Mark Wright were among the best players. Indeed the England team got multiple occasions to open the score through Olly Murs, but the latter will be let down by poor decision making. The best occasion will be in the 29th minute where he will shoot wide from the goal despite there was no keeper.
The first half will end up 0-0, but things will change in the second-half. Shephard will be sent off after a second yellow card and became the first player in the history of soccer aid to be sent off.
However, this will not affect the England team as they will open the score a few minutes later thanks to a great shot by Mark Wright. They will not lead for long though as Berbatov will equalize after great work by Ronaldinho.
A few minutes later, Berbatov will add a second goal to give the Rest of the World team a lead in the game. However, they will not be able to hold on to their lead as Defoe will equalize for the England team.
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.
There is a glam game coming up at the Emirates stadium.
It would be a legends match that is being organized by Arsenal Football Club.
The game is slotted to be held in the first week of September. The net proceeds of the game would be going towards Arsenal Foundation. The match will see legends of Arsenal playing, some former players who would come together and face glorious players of Milan in an exhibition game that would last for 90 minutes.
It is sure to be a wonderful game to watch for Arsenal fans which would feature former players of both sides. Many of the legendary players have confirmed their participation in the game like Robert Pires, Dennis Bergkamp, Paolo Maldini, Thierry Henry, Franco Baresi, Freddie Ljungberg and others. Many former players like Robert Pires have stated that, getting the chance to play in front of Arsenal fans and alongside old team players is a feeling that is worth reliving.
Two-time former Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho will manage an English team as they face a Rest of the World team coached by current Leicester City manager, Claudio Ranieri. The match would be played in Old Trafford as a charity match in June, according to announcement from the organizers.
The two mangers in the game are former coaches at Stamford Bridge at various times at the club. They will face off in the sixth Soccer Aid event on June 5, to raise money for the children’s charity UNICEF. The Portuguese manager would be assisted by Sunderland manager, Sam Allardyce, with British pop star and Soccer Aid co-founder Robbie Williams also helping out.
Mourinho, who led the ‘Rest of the World’ team to a 4-2 victory in the 2014 match, bragged that he wanted to win on both sides of the divide.
“I want to be the first one to win the Soccer Aid trophy for both teams, England and the Rest of the World.
“Sam and I will make a very good partnership and it will be a great feeling for Claudio to finally lose a match! I hope the organizers can help me now with an English passport!” he joked.
Ranieri who has shocked everyone with the impressive performance of the Leicester City team in the race for English Premier League title, said in a press release:
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.