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Sunday League Inevitabilities

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Far away from the lavish perks enjoyed by Premier League players is the culture that surrounds amateur football. Games take place at this kind of level every week and anyone who has taken part in Sunday league football will know that some things are just inevitable. Whether you are a manager, a regular spectator or a player, here are examples of some occurrences you are bound to have seen at some point.

“I’ll pay next week”
Naturally, clubs in the amateur game are not blessed with extensive resources so it is vitally important that everybody does their bit to help out. Having a rota for washing the team’s kit is one example of how this happens and most Sunday league teams organise events to raise funds. The cost of hiring out sports halls for training and booking referees and pitches means that all players have to pay their subs for it to be possible. Unfortunately, this does not seem to stop one or two players coming up with reasons why they can’t part with £3 – Probably the same players you’ll see handing it over to bar staff at the pub after the game.

The Hollywood stars of Sunday league
Everyone who loves football has almost certainly fantasied about playing in the world’s biggest stadiums but reality sets in at some point for most of us. The cramped journey to an away game and the sight of the changing rooms should be all the indication needed that Sunday league is not the pro game. However, there are some managers, players and even referees who seem to struggle to understand they are not professionals.
The culprits are easy to spot. A manager on the touchline trying his best to be Sir Alex Ferguson and getting a little bit too caught up in the role. The biggest warning sign should be when they try calling a press conference in the car park afterwards.

As for the players, it is probably too romantic to expect everyone to stick to conventional black boots, even in Sunday league football. The fluorescent boots combined with excessive amounts of sock tape and all sorts of other accessories from snoods to wristbands indicate a wannabe. There are also those who arrive wearing the large headphones and even in some cases, believe it or not, a suit.

Those all too vocal spectators
There is nothing novel about overhearing someone in the crowd at a football match who thinks they can do better than the manager, players and officials. You can find these people no matter what the league is but when it’s at amateur level it is often just one bloke who turns up at every game and stands out.
It doesn’t matter if he’s stood at the opposite end of the pitch because this man will be convinced he saw that offside incident better than the official. He will also be adamant he can run quicker and play better than those on the field despite the fact he is the wrong side of 40, or 50.


A hectic late-season schedule
We’ve all heard of a fixture pile-up affecting the top teams as they try to juggle domestic and continental fixtures with the season nearing its conclusion. This kind of thing also happens to those who play Sunday league.
The games can be called off for any number of reasons. Maybe the pitch was frozen, maybe a referee could not be arranged, maybe the team captain took everyone out the night before. All these factors can be looked at for clues as to why you have seven games to play in the last two weeks of April.
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Smokers who Quit in Sixties can Still see Health Benefits

New research suggests that people who do not quit smoking until they are in their old age can still see significant health benefits.

Scientists claim that they can cut their risk of heart disease and will see results earlier than they may think. 


Having Fun Can Keep you Healthy

A lot of people associate being healthy with hard work and will turn people away. We would be lying if we said it was not hard work but it can be fun at the same time if you take up the right activities which you enjoy and involve a lot of physical work including running.

Many Men enjoy football which is a very active sport that involves all the movements including sprinting, jogging and walking. Getting involved with a club is a great idea and can really help you with your cardio with a lot training sessions involve going for long jogs. 


Laying out in the Sun can do More Good Than bad

According to scientist there are a number of benefits of having your skin exposed to the sun that outweigh the risk of developing skin cancer.

According to Edinburgh University research exposing your skin to sunlight can help reduce Blood pressure, Cutting the risk of a hear attack and reduces the risk of having a stroke and could even prolonging life.

Researchers say they will carry out more studies to determine if they should reconsider the advice they give on skin exposure.

In the research 24 volunteers were put under UV Rays and heat lamps and found that blood pressure significantly dropped for an hour after the exposure of UV rays.

Dr Richard Weller, a senior lecturer in dermatology at Edinburgh University, said: “We suspect that the benefits to heart health of sunlight will outweigh the risk of skin cancer.

“The work we have done provides a mechanism that might account for this, and also explains why dietary vitamin D supplements alone will not be able to compensate for lack of sunlight.

“We now plan to look at the relative risks of heart disease and skin cancer in people who have received different amounts of sun exposure.

“If this confirms that sunlight reduces the death rate from all causes, we will need to reconsider our advice on sun exposure.”

People who live Manchester are more likely to die from coronary heart disease

People who live Manchester are more likely to die from coronary heart disease compared to everywhere else in the UK according to research.

The report from the British Heart Foundation reports that the area of Tameside in the Manchester city is the UKs ‘heart disease capital’.

BHF say that people living there are three times more likely to suffer from heart problems compared to people who are living in Chelsea and Kensington in London.

There are 132 deaths to 100,000 people in Tameside compared to 39 deaths to 100,000 in the London Borough.

Professor Peter Weissberg, BHF medical director, said: “These latest figures expose staggering inequalities in deaths from heart disease across the UK. But it’s unacceptable that people continue to die from heart attacks, regardless of their postcode.”

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Skin Cancer Underestimated According to a New Study

According to a new study it has been found that the number of cases of basal cell carcinomas is double of what the government had listed.

The Study shows that cases of basel cell carcinomas has risen by 80% in the last ten years which is double of what the government had recorded.


Three Parents IVF Given The Green Light

The revolution of IVF could take a major turn as researchers have discover a new technique that includes one man and two women.

Fertility Chiefs have also given the method the green light to legalize it but critics say this is the start of ‘designer babies’ .

Scientist also say that this method can prevent genetic disorders passing from mother to child and which will take the disorders out of the family for future generations.

Another good thing is that the child will look like their parents and will only take 1% of the female third party which is not strong enough to make a difference and the DNA from the third party female will be used to primarily to prevent the disorder from being passed down to the child.

Lastly 56% of Brits have supported the method to make it legal according to the The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.



Chewing gum Helps you Concentrate

A new study has found that Chewing gum can actually help you concentrate, a new study has found which could be the reason behind Sir Alex Ferguson’s success who loves to chew gum during his games.

The study involved 38 volunteers who were split into two groups one group chewing gum and one group not chewing gum. A list of numbers was read out to the volunteers who then had to say weather the number was odd or even.

Researchers found that the people who were chewing gum were quicker and more accurate when deciding whether the number was odd or even.

Study author Kate Morgan, from the University of Cardiff, said: “It’s been well established by previous research that chewing gum can benefit some areas of cognition.

“In our study we focused on an audio task that involved short-term memory recall to see if chewing gum would improve concentration.”

It was said that both groups started of similar but as the test went on it was the people who were chewing gum who prevailed.

Kate Morgan added: ”Participants who didn’t chew gum performed slightly better at the beginning of the task but were overtaken by the end, this suggests that chewing gum helps us focus on tasks that require continuous monitoring over a longer amount of time.”


Teenagers Urged to Quit Smoking

Teenagers have been strongly urged to stop smoking as figures show that smoking related illnesses  lung cancer and we also found out that each lung cancer patient costs the UK economy £9,071 annually.

Figures show that Lung cancer costs more than any other cancer.

A new study has shown that people who died from breast cancer cost the economy £1.5 billion with health cost and potential wage cost, Bowel cancer cost the economy £1.6billion.

Research author, Dr Jose Leal, ’The death rate from the disease remains high at 56 deaths per 100,000 people in the UK population annually, and almost a quarter of these occur before retirement.

‘Our research shows that cancers impact the economy as a whole – and not just the health service.’

The NCRI study also shows that 157,000 shows that children start smoking between the age of 11-15.



5 Weight Loss Tips you Have to try

  1. Fruit for snacks - when your at work and your feeling a bit peckish you tend to have a chocolate or crisps simply replace these snacks with fruits.
  2. Drink protein shakes - These will fill you up and will make you less likely to want to eat something