England start search for five-a-side team to take on Germany in November re-match

Following the South Africa 2010 World Cup disappointment of England losing out to Germany, former England goalkeeping legend Peter Shilton is fronting a launch to find an amateur five a side team to take on a similar German team in a football rematch.

Following the devastating 4-1 defeat in Bloemfontein, South Africa, in June, Shilton has teamed up with Holiday Inn to mark the relaunch of its hotels and give its guests and loyal football fans the opportunity to show the Germans that England does indeed have what it takes to claim the trophy.

Holiday Inn and Shilton are searching for an English amateur five-a-side team with a real passion for the game, to represent their country against Germany’s own football marvel, Horst Hrubesch, and his equivalent German team in the ultimate rematch.  This event will take place on Monday 8 November 2010 in London.

Shilton comments: “This is our big chance to show Germany what we’re made of and I’m taking this as a personal mission to bring the glory back to England. I’m looking for teams with stamina, skill and real belief that they can do this. I need a team who wants to win as much as I do and is willing to give 100%. In return, I’ll train and manage them and make sure they’re well prepared for the big day.”

Both teams and the referee will be recruited via a dedicated Facebook competition page and entries will be open to a public vote. Each nation’s three favourite team entries will be passed to their respective football legends to pick the winners, who will each receive a day on the pitch with their legend, including a training session and management at the rematch itself, plus exclusive signed football kit.

Without goal line technology, and ‘that’ controversial incident in South Africa, it is imperative the rematch is judged fairly, so Holiday Inn is also recruiting an equally passionate amateur accredited referee from anywhere in the UK and Ireland – except for England – to keep a close eye on the 40-minute proceedings.

The competition is now open. To enter your five-a-side team or to enter as a referee, visit the Facebook/Holiday Inn page. You can also use this link to vote for your favourite team or referee and help them stand the best chance of winning. The competition closes on 28 October 2010, however early entries are encouraged in order to get as many votes as possible, maximising the chances of winning.

Win England match tickets and signed shirts with Nationwide

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– Win Match Tickets and Signed Shirts –

The England football team sponsors Nationwide Building Society are giving away prizes including international match tickets and signed England football shirts in their Nationwide England Fan Of The Week competition.

As the 2010 World Cup finals draw closer, Nationwide are whipping up some World Cup Fever amongst the legions of England fans who will already be making their own plans to watch the competition, be it on TV or for the lucky ones a trip to South Africa.

To take part in the Nationwide England Fan of the Week competition, all that is needed is a picture of yourself  supporting the England team. The competition has already started and will run through the World Cup with a range of great England prizes to be won.

Go to the Nationwide England Fan of the Week website and enter NOW by simply uploading a picture of you supporting the England team.

The Nationwide England Fan of the Week will be randomly drawn every Monday until the end of the World Cup. Prizes for winning fans include match tickets to England v Mexico, signed England shirts and other England goodies.

Choose a favourite League Cup moment and win Carling Cup Final tickets

carling-cup-imageThe Football League Cup kicked off it’s fiftieth year this week in it’s current form as the Carling Cup.

To celebrate the competition’s Golden Anniversary, The Football League is asking fans to nominate their favourite League Cup moments, with 50 pairs of tickets up for grabs for this season’s Carling Cup Final. The League will reveal the all-time Top 50 League Cup moments in the lead-up to the match at Wembley Stadium on February 28.

Whether its Ben Foster’s iPod inspired penalty heroics in last season’s final, Ronnie Whelan’s glorious curling winner for Liverpool in 1983, Dennis Tueart’s stunning overhead kick for Manchester City in 1976 or Division Three Swindon Town’s famous win over Arsenal in the Don Rogers Final of 1969, The League wants to hear your views.

So get your thinking caps on, I am going for the classic 1967 final when QPR came back from two down to beat West Bromwich Albion 3-2 in the first league cup to be held at Wembley.

Send your nominations for your special League Cup moments to;  leaguecup@football-league.co.uk

Play the Carling Cup Predictor Challenge and Win tickets to Carling Cup Final

carling_cup_logo_black_470wTo celebrate the new 2009/10 Carling Cup tournament and new official competition website www.carlingcup.com, Carling is inviting football fans to take part in the Carling Cup Predictor Challenge, which lets fans show off their football knowledge for the chance to win Carling prizes and tickets to the Carling Cup Final.

All you need to do to take part in the competition is simply predict the score of the Carling Cup matches for each round. It’s free to play, and winners from each round will receive a case of Carling, a Carling sports bag and t-shirt.

The overall Carling Cup Predictor champion will receive 2 tickets to the Carling Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.

Fans are also invited to set up a mini league with their friends.

Rob Salmon, Marketing Communications Partner at Carling, said: “We wanted a fun way to give fans a chance to get involved in the Carling Cup and we hope the Carling Cup Predictor Challenge will do exactly that! It is up and running now on the official competition website so why not take a few minutes to pay a visit to www.carlingcup.com and demonstrate your skills at predicting football scores and results?”


Fancy Your Chances? Here are the rules:

The Predictor Challenge deadline for round one fixtures is Monday 10th August, so enter now to be in with a chance of winning.
The Carling.com website and the Carling Cup Predictor Challenge are only open to people over the legal drinking age.
To play The Carling Cup Predictor Challenge or find out more, visit www.carlingcup.com. Terms and conditions apply.