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The Premier League Tackles Illegal Streams in Ireland After Winning an ISP Blocking Order

During this season of football, the Premiere League is continuing to stamp out pirated steams - this time in Ireland. Read More >>

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Popular Football App Spied on Fans Through Phone Microphone to Catch Bars Pirating Game Streams

Spain’s data protection agency has fined La Liga, the nation’s top professional football league, €250,000 (£222,000) for using the league’s phone app to spy on its fans. With millions of downloads, the app was reportedly being used to surveil bars in an effort to catch establishments playing matches on television without a license. Read More >>

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Successful Footballers Handed £3.5k Gold-Plated iPhones

The winning footballers of Liverpool, who we have been led to believe emerged victorious from one sporting campaign this season by defeating their rivals with numerous exciting goals, have been handed another form of celebratory trophy item to wave about as proof they're best – a gold-plated iPhone X. Read More >>

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Shocking Nobody, the Champion’s League Final Caused a Huge Dip in Pornhub Traffic From Liverpool

Last Saturday was the Champion's League Final, which is a big deal if you follow football. This year it was an all-English final, with Liverpool going up against Tottenham Hotspur, which was was an equally big deal for English fans. Especially fans of the team actually involved, for obvious reasons. It got us thinking, is football enough to get people away from their porn? So we asked Pornhub to check the traffic in four cities. Liverpool and London for obvious reasons, plus Birmingham (the control) and Manchester (to see how the inter-city rivalry played into things). Read More >>

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Police Warn Football Fans Not to Watch Free Europa League Final Streams

Tonight is the final of UEFA's Europa league, with Arsenal going head to head with Chelsea for the privilege of being the best team that wasn't good enough for the Champion's League. People like to tune into to big sports events, and that inevitably leads them to pirate streams - something the police are strongly warning against. Read More >>

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This Football Fan Makes a Great Case For Not Getting a QR Code Tattoo

Someone who really, really loves his team found out the hard way that QR codes are daft and copyright infringement has no mercy. Read More >>

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Michael Owen’s Huawei Endorsement Is Cringetastically Awkward

Celebrity endorsements are usually a cringefest, and Huawei's have historically been even more so. Celebs including Scarlett Johansson and Henry Cavill have promoted the smartphone brand in the past, and the latest name in the Huawei stable is footballer Michael Owen. Read More >>

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Cadbury’s Made A Chocolate Bar Shaped Like A Football Pitch

Have you ever wanted to eat an entire football pitch's worth of chocolate? Well, Cadbury has your back -- sort of. Read More >>

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MPs Told “No Ball Games” in the House of Commons

A group of female MPs decided to have an impromptu kickabout in the House of Commons after work one evening, to promote the fact that there is a women's parliamentary football team and also to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of women being allowed to vote. But a big old angry and traditional MAN told them off for doing so. Read More >>

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Now TV Would Like You to Watch Football, so its Discounted the 10 Month Sports Pass

I don't pay attention to football if I can help it, so being told that the new season is upon us is news to me. The people who care probably already know that, but what you don't already know is that Sky is willing to go to great lengths to have you hand over your money to watch sportball games on one of its own platforms. That's why the Now TV 10 month sports pass has had a 45 per cent price cut. Read More >>

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UEFA’s Allowed to Expand its Piracy-Blocking Efforts Too

A couple of weeks ago the High Court gave the Premier League permission to extend its existing piracy-blocking powers into 2019, ensuring the footballing organisation could force internet providers to block illegal streams in real time. Now UEFA has just been granted that same extension. Read More >>

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The 2018 England Squad Have Been Added to Miniland at Legoland Windsor

Despite all the people who jumped on the bandwagon after England started doing well in the World Cup, our national team did not win the tournament. France did, and England got beaten by Belgium (again) to come in fourth. Still it's the best result the team has managed since 1990, and some footbally types are quite pleased with the results regardless. Not as much as if they'd won, but still. So lots of things are being done to celebrate, including adding the team to the Miniland area of Legoland Windsor. Read More >>

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TfL Copies Internet World Cup Joke a Week Late

Transport for London would like everyone to know that it has a sense of humour, albeit one on a 10-day time delay circuit because all jokes must be approved, and it would also like brands with deep pockets to know it isn't against the idea of renaming Underground stations for a laugh. Hence: Gareth Southgate station is now a thing. Read More >>

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Football Nearly as Popular as Weddings and Death

The football last night, that was exciting for a bit, annoying for a bit, then sad for what seemed like ages, was one of the country's most-watched TV experiences in a generation, with a peak of 26.5 million people gathering around the big old boxes in the corner of the living room to watch England's ball battle with Croatia. Read More >>

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People Like World Cup Football More Than Porn, According to Pornhub Stats

There are only a handful of things I know for certain about the human race. For example I know that there is no limit to the depths of human stupidity, and that a lot of people are quite fond of both porn and football. But which of those last two is more popular? According to Pornhub's World Cup stats it's football. Which probably isn't too surprising after EE pointed out people are ditching the internet during match time. Read More >>