A semi-professional footballer says an injury caused by heading a football during training caused him to develop Parkinson's disease at just 36. Matt Dimbylow clashed heads with another player during a game, which doctor believed caused some kind of brain trauma. But now, the 47-year-old, who was plagued by mood swings and confusion as a result of his medication for the degenerative condition, has decided to try to manage the disease with exercise instead of drugs. Matt, from Sandiway, Cheshire, said: “When I was diagnosed, it was really difficult. I was a dad to two girls - Lauren, now 16, and Ella, now 14 and I was still very young. “But continuing to exercise has kept me strong and now my intensive regime has meant I have been able to avoid the side effects and I feel like I am in control of the condition.” Matt is speaking out to raise awareness of Parkinson’s, at a time when former England footballer Alan Shearer has turned the focus on head injuries in … [Read more...] about Man diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at 36 after whiplash caused by heading football led to brain trauma
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IF a Premier League footballer were to come out as gay he may feel like a ‘sacrificial lamb’.That is the view of the country’s only openly homosexual semi-professional footballer Liam Davis. The attacking midfielder plays for Cleethorpes Town in the Northern Counties East League and came to national attention three years ago after talking openly about his sexuality.But as yet a professional footballer in the UK has not come out since Justin Fashanu in 1990.Players in England have worn rainbow armbands and laces to support the gay community, while FA chairman Greg Clarke stated on Monday that he would like to see gay footballers reveal their sexuality at the same time – rather than individually – to take away the focus from one player. Keep up to date with ALL the football news, gossip and transfers on our club page And Davis told SunSport: “Although, in principle, I welcome the sentiment of what Greg is saying in trying to dilute the … [Read more...] about Britain’s only gay semi-professional footballer says first Premier League player to come out will feel like a ‘sacrificial lamb’
Seeing your favorite soccer club score the winning goal might do more than make you spring for an extra few pints at the pub or name your firstborn after the player that sealed your team's victory. According to a new study from the German universities of Duisburg/Essen and Konstanz, that winning goal might also change how you vote. The study, which analyzed data from Germany's 2013 national elections, showed that voting districts whose top-tier club was on a winning streak not only tended to vote for the incumbent, but they also saw a higher voter turnout. With the EU referendum on June 23, this begs the question: Could the Euro 2016 affect whether the United Kingdom remains in the European Union? 'Leave' campaign gaining strength What has become known as the "Brexit" vote - that is to say, a British exit from the EU - became a concrete threat to the EU last year. Prime Minister David Cameron tied his reelection with a standing promise to hold a referendum on the UK's membership in … [Read more...] about German study links football scores to voting – will it affect the Brexit vote?
The following comments reflect the views of DW-WORLD.DE readers. DW-WORLD.DE reserves the right to edit for length and appropriateness of content. Germanykick off Women's World Cup title defense Who do you predict will win the Women’s World Cup 2011? "Yes, I believe in the German machine. They will qualify for the final and carry the day." -- Musibau, Nigeria "I think Germany will win the women's soccer tournament." -- Mohammed A., Bangladesh "I have to pick Brazil with Marta. I will be hoping for Germany, though." -- WarrenK., US "The cup will not be won by Germany because the FIFA gods have designated some other team to win." -- Carl B., US Germanyhold off Canadians in Women's World Cup opener "Well done, Germany, on your victory over Canada. When the snow starts to fall, welcome to hockey." -- Malcolm C., Canada "We liked the German game. With some luck they could have had two more goals. Canada played gutsy, but had less experience. Their free kick goal was well done, but a … [Read more...] about Readers cheer on German women’s football
The allegations came in a report published in this Sunday's edition of the "Sunday Times" and a documentary aired by German public broadcaster ARD. Both quoted London-based Dr. Mark Bonar as claiming to have prescribed banned drugs to 150 sports figures. Although no names were mentioned, Dr. Bonar was quoted as saying that he had prescribed doping substances to players with three Premier League clubs: Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester City. All three have issued statements denying the allegations. "Leicester City Football Club is extremely disappointed that The Sunday Times has published unsubstantiated allegations referring to players from clubs including Leicester City when, on its own admission, it has insufficient evidence to support the claims," England's Premier League leaders Leicester said. "The claims The Sunday Times put to us are false and entirely without foundation," said Chelsea's statement, while Arsenal said it was "extremely disappointed by the publication of these … [Read more...] about UK doctor claims to have doped 150 athletes, including Premier League players
"Hitler," said one British woman walking near the Baker Street underground station in London, when asked what her first thought was upon hearing the word "Germany." "Seriously?" asked a reporter. The woman shrugged and hurriedly walked away. Such has been the British image of its European neighbor - even if often in a teasing, deprecating way - since the end of the Second World War. Germans and Brits alike know the satirical adage, "Don't mention the war!" as well as comedian John Cleese's ultra goose-stepping impersonation of Hitler in the BBC sitcom, Fawlty Towers. For many Brits, it's tradition to make fun of the Germans and their military past - often without knowing much at all about modern-day Germany. "Typical," says Peter Watson, a British author and journalist who's written extensively about Germany's cultural and intellectual history. "There was a recent article [in a well known UK tabloid] by a modern historian saying that ‘Germany's finally got what it wants - … [Read more...] about Is Germany’s image improving in the UK?
Hoeness was quoted in Friday's edition of the Bild newspaper as saying that German soccer is well off even though income may drop. "I believe that German soccer has less to worry than other countries," said Hoeness. "The big question, however, is if we are moving into a recession where the advertising spending drops and companies are less inclined to pay money for sponsorship." The German 1974 World Cup winner said that he was concerned for clubs in some other countries. "Here and there clubs could go under, but not the big ones. Chelsea, for instance, has its debts with Abramovich, but they are not in danger because the club belongs to him. There is no bank involved that can close the club, as long as Abramovich does not demand his money back," Hoeness said. "One needs to see if the ice on which everything was built will last." We're in the money: Bayern and Hoeness are confident Hoeness said that it was not certain that foreign investors in English soccer would … [Read more...] about Bundesliga Can Survive Crunch, Says Hoeness, as UK Wobbles
Sally and Bob Dowler appeared on Monday as part of an inquiry into media ethics prompted by the phone-hacking revelations that led to the collapse of the popular News of the World tabloid - a part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation media empire. The Dowlers' daughter, Milly, was murdered in 2002 aged 13; she was one of the phone-hacking victims. Sally Dowler told the court how she was suddenly able to leave a message on her daughter's voicemail - which had previously been full - weeks after she disappeared, prompting her to shout to her husband, "She's picked up the voice mails, Bob! She's alive!" The voicemail messages had not been deleted by Milly Dowler, but by someone working on behalf of the News of the World tabloid. The Dowlers also spoke of a private walk that they took, retracing their daughter's last steps, that was secretly photographed by the same publication. Unaware that they had been followed, they saw the pictures for the first time in Britain's best-selling … [Read more...] about Bereaved parents say tabloid phone hacking gave false hope
Football can be a uniting force for people across the globe. And that spirit of togetherness remains, even when it comes to some of the sport's most divisive moments - at least when those moments are made into a compelling film. Take what's known in Germany as the controversial "Wembley-Tor," for example. In the 101st minute of the 1966 World Cup final at London's Wembley stadium, England striker Geoff Hurst's close-range shot hit the cross bar and came down right on the German goal line. Germans still insist that the shot never fully crossed the goal line while the England faithful say it was rightly counted as a goal. Not only has that infamous moment been the topic of many a lively conversation, but it was also the subject of a documentary shot in 1966, which was brought back onto the big screen at the opening night of the 13th edition of the 11mm International Football Film Festival. The documentary is aptly named "Goal" and it's all about the 1966 World Cup. In addition to … [Read more...] about 11mm Football Film Festival kicks off more international than ever
It's a blazingly sunny spring afternoon in the east London suburb of Walthamstow and the market traders are working hard, fast and loud. As fishmongers gut and clean sea bass and snapper, a Jamaican takeaway stand sells calalloo dumplings to a throbbing reggae soundtrack. In a side street off the market, out of the rare sunshine, about 70 local residents are gathered in a shabby hall to campaign for a better health service ahead of next month's close-fought general election. The stories told in this East London hall today necessarily concern local services. Stella Creasy, the Labour candidate who has called the meeting, describes how the local hospital, Whipps Cross, is desperately short of funds and has been referred to regulators. Most over-65s in this deprived inner-city area have debilitating conditions such as obesity, respiratory and cardiac complaints, lending extra urgency to campaigners' demands. A system close to collapse These east London tales reveal a picture that is … [Read more...] about Future of UK’s health system could decide election