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Made in Sheffield: Is Football coming home for world’s oldest club?

PLAYERS AND FANS of clubs across the globe come together each week in anticipation of a glorious victory or simply the hope of a spirited performance.

Whatever their expectations, wherever their game is played, each player and fan owes a debt of gratitude to two Yorkshiremen who in 1857 founded Sheffield Football Club, recognised by FIFA as the oldest club in world football and the providers of the game’s first set of rules.

Now, nearly 160 years after it all began, Sheffield FC are looking to lay down roots and return home to where it all began.

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Martin Ødegaard: The new Messi-ah? Or a very naughty boy?

It’s the stuff of boyhood dreams.

Whilst mere mortals pretend to be their idols on PlayStation or Xbox, Norwegian wonder-kid Martin Ødegaard has joined them for real.

At sixteen years of age and already a full international, the teenage prodigy had his choice of Europe’s top clubs before agreeing a £40,000 per week deal to join Ronaldo, Rodriguez, Ramos, Bale and Benzema at European champions Real Madrid.

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Time for fans to make a stand

From Wembley, to Old Trafford, to the Emirates, every weekend, tens of thousands of fans choose to stand in front of their seats in English football’s all-seater stadiums; prompting calls for the introduction of “safe-standing” sections in Premier League and Championship stadia.

In August, the Liberal Democrats made a pledge that they would allow clubs to introduce standing sections to English stadia in their 2015 General Election manifesto. Rather than a return to the vast expanses of terracing seen in the 1980s, the party proposes the adoption of the “rail seating” system already in operation in top European leagues such as Germany’s Bundesliga.

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