The Carling Blog

The 5 Best Things About Pre-Season

With the build-up to 2015/16 well underway, we take a look at the very best things about one of the most exciting times of year to be a football fan.

5 International Players to Watch This Week

We've got a break from UK big league action this weekend, so here's a few players to have on your radar if you’re down the pub watching international matches this week.

The 5 Greatest Finals From Football’s Forgotten Cup

As Bristol City take on Walsall at Wembley this weekend in the last stage of what is arguably football’s most underrated cup, we look at the competition’s most memorable finals.

Football On TV This Weekend: 21st – 22nd March

Strap yourself in. It's a corker of a weekend for football across the continent.

A Beginners Guide To The Cheltenham Festival

The Cheltenham Festival promises a spectacular four days of racing. Here’s a few things you need to know.

Team GB v USA: Who and what to look out for

The big tournament gets underway in Glasgow this week as Team GB take on the USA. Here's a bit of background info for the pub.

5 Unbeaten Boxers Who Could Overtake Mayweather as PFP King

With Floyd Mayweather turning 38, we look at the undefeated fighters jostling for the crown of pound-for-pound king.

5 Bits Of Insane Skill From Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has just turned 30, so we’re celebrating his birthday with five moments of brilliant skill that you’ll want to watch again and again.

6 to watch in the battle of the nations

As rugby’s greatest championship kicks off, here’s a list of players to keep a keen eye on over the coming weeks.

The Greatest Football Commentary Mistakes Of All Time

Townsend and Chiles aren't the only ones guilty of bad punditry.

The Best Twitter Reactions To Shock Cup Results

It went down as one of the greatest days in Cup history. Here's how the internet saw it.

The 5 Greatest Cup Giant Killings

Cambridge take on Man Utd in a Cup replay at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Here are 5 historic giant killings to give them hope.

David Ginola Runs For Presidency

Shockwaves were felt throughout the football world last week when the race for presidency took a new and unexpected direction.

Watch Raphaël Varane's Gloriously Perfect Tackle v Atletico

There aren't many defenders in the world with this kind of timing

James Rodriguez Wins Award For Goal Of The Year

The votes are in, and this 25 yard screamer has come out on top

6 International Players Destined For A Move To England

As the January transfer window opens we look at half a dozen international stars who could be making a move.

5 Football League Players Ready To Step Up

The January transfer window will have all the top clubs scouting the lower leagues for talent. Here's 5 players who are ripe for the picking…

Chelsea v Southampton. Who Scored The Best Goals - Zola Or Le Tissier?

Way before the Italian became a manager and Le Tiss was a fixture on Soccer Saturday, these two were among the greatest goalscorers of their time.

World Championship - Who's Who In This Year's Tournament

The game’s best tungsten-tossers are about to compete for the most prestigious title in darts. Here’s the lowdown on the five main contenders.