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Six years ago former England under 21 footballer Curtis Woodhouse became a professional boxer, and he was successful in the pugilistic art.
Last year he combined his boxing training and fighting with being manager of the oldest football club Sheffield FC. He has recently quit his post with the Northern Premier League club to concentrate solely on his boxing. His resignation coming following a 5-1 defeat to Belper; no one saw the physio throw a white towel onto the park! Well it was a Boxing Day fixture, honestly!
The 32-year old was once a 1million pound midfielder for Sheffield Unite d and Birmingham City, but will now defend his English Light Welterweight title against undefeated Shayne Singleton. He hopes this will lead to a crack at the British title.
One thing that was certain when he was in the dug out no one argued about his substitutions. Good job a certain Manchester City striker wasn’t playing for Sheffield FC.
The United Kingdom’s National Health Service has just completed a survey of 25,000 football fans from around England.
The questions related to fitness, eating and alcohol consumption. At the end of the survey they compiled a league table of the results. Fulham are the unhealthiest fans in the EPL with 49% of fans overweight. 37% percent of their fans were found to be exceeding the daily recommended allowance of alcohol. To add to their woes Fulham also topped the London smoking league, with 33% percent of fans liking a cigarette.
Surprisingly Spurs fans are the healthiest, although not surprsingly when you look at their form until Harry Redknapp arrived at White Hart Lane, 85% of Tottenham fans drink over the daily limit. The good news is though that 77% percent of Spurs fans are non-smokers.
The League table ran as follows:
1. Tottenham Hotspur
3. West Brom
4. Aston Villa
5. Manchester City
6. Blackburn Rovers
7. Manchester United
9. Birmingham City
10. Stoke City
11. Wigan Athletic
16. West Ham
So Perth Glory coach Dave Mitchell and Vice Chairman Lui Giuliani have been refused entry into the Birmingham City Directors box on their scouting trip to the UK at the end of this week, due to Birmingham City’s hierarchy accusing Mitchell of making an illegal approach to striker Kevin Phillips. Surely this is a complete overreaction, as if they read the quotes from Mitchell they would see that he was quoted by reputable sections of the media as “not” having spoken to Phillips, his agent or Birmingham City, but that he would like to sign a player such as Phillips. Good to see one Blues fan on one of the UK websites state he cannot see the problem as Birmingham have themselves talked about players they want long before official approaches have been made. Whatever your view great publicity for the A league and Perth Glory.