14
Feb

Belgian club offers fans chance to go on a date with supermodel

Still looking for a Valentine? Yeah, same here…

Well, there’s still hope. If you’re incredibly charming and can afford a quick trip over to Europe, you could still go on a date with a former Miss Belgium!

Pro League side Zulte Waregem are staging a competition to win a date with Belgian model Joke van de Velde. According to the Daily Mail, one lucky fan will receive a pair of VIP tickets to the club’s home match vs Cercle Brugge on Saturday.

Ah, what could be better than spending a cold night in February watching Belgian football, cuddling up to a model?! 

Van de Velde is a famous face in Belgium and won the country’s top  pageant back in 2000. That might be 14 years ago, but she still looks like this:

imageImage via Daily Mail

So yeah, get your submissions in.

H/T Dirty Tackle

17
May

Premier League, Surviving on Top: Part One

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As the season comes to a close, we examine the history and impact of relegation from the Premier League with our three-part series “Surviving on Top.” Various topics during in our discourse include the overview of relegation, the 21-year history of Premier League relegation, as well as statistical and financial analysis on the impact of relegation.

To start, the most recent team to seal their fate to England’s second-tier league - the Football League Championship - were Wigan after their defeat against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday:

Wigan previously held the distinction of being one of 11 clubs that never suffered relegation from the Premier League; with Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Everton, Fulham, Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham, Stoke and Swansea also in the list. Conversely, of the 45 clubs that have enjoyed spells in the Premier League, eight of them have been relegated three or more times from the top flight:

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On Saturday, we take a look at the statistical odds of relegation and promotion, as well as the financial impact for each club in their respective league. All of this is leading up to FOX Soccer’s coverage of the final Premier League matchday with nine games live on broadcast across the FOX family of networks.