Football Facts

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Football Bookings: Everything You Need To Know

Whether you are stood on the sidelines of your little one’s football game and frantically searching for the rules of football bookings after they’ve made a questionable tackle or if you just want to clarify the rules after a booking on TV – we’re here to clarify everything you need to know about football bookings.  What does a yellow card mean in football? Receiving a yellow card is a caution to a player who has committed a serious offence or misconduct. There are 6 offences which can lead to a... Read More

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Everything you should know about football positions

With 11 players on the pitch, each has their own dedicated position and role to play in the beautiful game – but what are these positions and what is their purpose? Here at MFC Official Direct, we have created a guide which explains defenders from strikers and outline actions which certain players can and cannot perform. We’ll work our way down the pitch and start with… Goalkeeper  Main responsibility: stop the opposition from scoring. The most defensive player on the pitch. Oversees defence and advises play from the back. Can... Read More


7 things you should know about referees

Do you know your Collina from your Merk? Referees are vital to the beautiful game and are there to enforce the rules ensuring that all players are safe and playing a fair game (even though there may have been a few controversial referees that haven’t in the past). Here at MFC, we’re going to give you the facts you should know about referees so that you can impress your friends and maybe even win a pub quiz.  What is the role of a referee in football? This one may sound... Read More