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The game of "Football" (in its wider sense) has been played in various forms since ancient times. It's a game where two teams compete against each other kicking a ball with the aim of getting the ball into the goal net at the other end of the pitch. This page is about the football game most popular in Britain, a game whose full title is "Association Football".
This site has got an increasing number of football-related pages, so it seems a good idea to have them connected from a category. Some of these may be of interest...
FIFA International UK
Football Break - Football trips to all overseas top clubs!
The Football Association
Online Shops that sell Football kit, football equipment, kit, etc...
UK Soccer Shop
Big Toe Soccer - in the USA
World Soccer Shop - in the USA
Tienda Futbol Mundial - Latin American football kit across the Western Hispanic world
Subside Sport US
Team Direct - gone
Soccer Scene - gone
Just Socca - gone
Direct Soccer - gone
FC Barcelona - gone before it started
Absolute Footy - football merchandise (gone)
Icons * - football memorabilia (gone)
SKLZ - performance training equipment
Subside Sports - football merchandise online
Onion Bag - football/soccer gear
A1 Sporting Memorabilia
Tickets to go and see Football
Live Football Tickets
Predicting football matches which will be a draw with the hope of winning a fortune.
Lottery Numbers Selection by LAST WEEK'S FOOTBALL RESULTS (don't do it!)
The New Football Pools
Littlewoods Football Pools / Lotteries / Games
Vernons Football Pools
Gambling on football matches.
William Hill Sports Betting
Casino gambling; a list of online Casinos
Coral the Bookmakers
Paddy Power Sportsbook
Casino on Net - 888 Casino sponsor football teams
Sporting Index - gone - spread betting
Football Pitches used as comparative measurements:
Various interesting Football references:
Vuvuzela Alternative Ideas - the accursed horns - different uses of
Flash Photography at Football Matches
Guinea Pigs cutting the grass - guinea pigs can cut the grass, but need to be rounded up before a football match
Made.com - table football
Personalised Football Gifts * - the specialists in football gifts which are personalised
Bargain Balls - including footballs - gone
Bill and Ben the Cartoon Men - including a few personalised football gifts
Barclays Football Card - (gone) It's a Barclaycard with a football theme
Carbon - carbon 60 buckyballs - molecules "shaped like footballs"!
American Football - different game again
Children's Rooms - including football themes
Framed Share - own a share in a football club!
First Transpennine Express - including some notable football clubs as destinations
Mobilis Healthcare - (gone) - supplier of healthcare to football clubs
Data Coach - "revolutionary Championship Winning interactive soccer tool that no one who loves the game can afford to be without".
The People's Club - (gone) - fantasy football, except it's real!
Price Right Home - football themed bedding
Setanta - somehow folks have allowed them to own a monopoly to all the football rights!
SKY TV - monpolising sport
Savile Rogue - gone - cashmere football scarves
Sweatband - football tables
The Beer Belly - a way of smuggling beer into football matches
Toffs Ltd - retro football shirts
Health Clubs At Home - pre-owned fitness equipment - clients include football clubs
St.Patrick's Day Store - a place that stocks Ireland Football and Rugby gear.
Robots - including robot football
Devoted To Sport - gifts - including to do with football
My Protein - sport protein supplement - as used by some well-known football clubs
Buy and Walk - including football boots
Jurys Inn Chelsea - within walking distance of the football grounds
Successories - motivational products - including football inspirational gifts
La Manga Club Resort: Spain - among the many attractions, playing football
Making The News - comedic personal football news reports
News Recreated - actual historical news coverage from your specified date - including 25 top football clubs
Villas To Go - one of the villas has its own football pitch!
SIBLU - holidays including football coaching
No ID! Down with Identity Cards! Down with Big Brother! - Football ID cards considered the "thin end of the wedge" to totalitarian government oppression in the UK
Other types of Football? American Football, Gaelic, Australian, and a few others.
If you're wondering where the word "SOCCER" comes from, it's an odd abbreviated form of the expression "Association Football", presumably abbreviating it to 'sociation first, and then it acquiring an Oxford -er ending, like the way Rugby is sometimes called Rugger. Hence, soccer.
If you're wondering why there seems to be an unfortunate trend towards renaming the game "soccer", it's an American influence. The term "Football" always refers to the variant that's most popular in the place, so in Australia "football" refers to the Australian version. In the USA, "football" refers to American Football and they use the word "soccer" to talk about the game that's more popular in the UK. The folly is in allowing the US way of doing things to be copied in the UK. Remember what happened to the "billion"?
For more about Association Football, there's a good review at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_football