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Is football the best sport? 

As reported by the FA, a huge 11.8million people play football in England alone. It is undoubtedly the country’s most popular sport but is it considered, the word ‘best’. This might be a bit ambiguous but, in this blog, we weigh up the pros and cons and ask the question, is football the best sport? 

The benefits to the economy  

We’re actually going to start off the pitch because we like to do things differently here at There’s never been a secret to how much footballers make, it’s pretty much mentioned in the back pages of every single newspaper, every day. But on the flip side, it’s worth thinking about the huge benefits football has to the economy, the tax on wages alone, combined with the jobs and tourism it generates, cannot be questioned. 


We’re staying off the pitch and focusing on a point which has simply no space in society, let alone in sport. But at the same time, there’s no getting away from the fact that it is a huge problem, particularly in football, and it’s unfortunately becoming all too common. Various governing bodies are doing what they can to tackle it but there’s still so much work to be done, and fast! 

Unites people 

Football has the immense power to bring people together and since The Football League was founded in 1888 here in England, it has become a huge part of people’s lives and often provides a welcomed escape from day-to-day life. Football acts as a safe haven for so many and is often the thing they look forward to most on a daily basis.  

The gap is widening 

On the flip side to our first point, the colossal amounts of money being pumped into football is resulting in a widening gap between the elites and the mere mortals. And by mere mortals, we actually mean anybody who isn’t one of the top clubs. The powers that be need to be careful and ensure this situation is managed correctly to maintain competitiveness, while ensuring all the tiers, right through to grassroots, have enough funds to keep doing what they love.  


We’re ending on a good note! Being sport mad we might be bias, but the entertainment factor football has, according to viewing figures, is quite simply off the scale. Fans yearn for constant doses of football, whether that be live or digital, and this is showing no signs of slowing down. 

Look, we could have gone on and on in this blog as with football there is always two sides to the coin. If we could summarise (which is hard) we’d probably say that football is always going to be adored, not just here but all around the world and there are so many great reasons for that. However, there are also some troubling factors that need addressing, in order for us all to continue enjoying the game we all love.  

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