Pick your England team to face Italy

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2:47pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

Who will start for England against Italy? Try our World Cup team predictor!

Dyke: Plans have big-club backing

Surrey Comet: Greg Dyke, pictured, revealed the findings of his England Commission on Thursday

10:48pm Thursday 8th May 2014

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke claims he has had backing from the top clubs for his plan to introduce B teams - even if the leagues do not like it.

FA set to ban football betting

Surrey Comet: The FA's proposal affects players down to step four of the non-league pyramid

3:06pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

The Football Association has proposed that from next season anyone involved in the top eight tiers of the English league system will be subject to a worldwide betting ban.

Youngster lives the Arsenal dream with his heroes Ozil and Oxlade-Chamberlain

Surrey Comet: Hero: Oliver Gray meets Arsenal hot shot Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

1:50pm Monday 17th March 2014

Leatherhead junior Gunner Oliver Gray got to mix it with his heroes after being selected as the Arsenal mascot ahead of the FA Cup clash against Everton.

Premier League stand firm

Surrey Comet: The Premier League are reluctant to allow standing

11:36am Thursday 13th February 2014

The Premier League sees no reason to change the current rules which ban standing areas in top-flight grounds.

Business Secretary backs safe standing at football grounds

Surrey Comet: Safe standing: Vince Cable

4:00am Thursday 13th February 2014

Standing at football matches should be reintroduced at the highest level in England, according to Twickenham MP Vince Cable.

David Beckham plays five-a-side football in Battersea Park

Surrey Comet: David Beckham

12:30pm Monday 3rd February 2014

Former England captain David Beckham has revealed that he regularly plays football in Battersea Park.

Transfer Deadline Day: The national picture

Surrey Comet: Live: Transfer Deadline Day Latest

10:24am Friday 31st January 2014

We bring you live updates from the Premier League and Football League as transfer deadline day fever grips the nation.

Historic fixtures confirms Battersea Park not Wembley as home of modern football

Surrey Comet: The Victorian-styled footballers get to grips with the old rules

1:54pm Friday 10th January 2014

Wembley is viewed by many as football's spiritual home but that honour actually belongs to Battersea Park which hosted the world's first match played under current FA rules.

Croydon players suspended over football match fixing allegations

Surrey Comet: Michael Boateng playing for Sutton United

3:40pm Friday 6th December 2013

Two football players accused of match fixing have been dismissed from their club.

World Cup legend Gordon Banks urges World Cup return to South Norwood

Surrey Comet: Gordon Banks at the Barclays event

12:08pm Tuesday 1st October 2013

One of England’s 1966 World Cup Heroes has called for the trophy to return to South Norwood.

Wannabe football star hopes to emulate his Ivorian namesake

Surrey Comet: One for the future: Mory Kone has entered Samsung’s Win A Pro Contract competition in the hope of making the big time

9:00am Sunday 22nd September 2013

Mitcham's wannabe football star Mory Kone is hoping to emulate his name sake’s goal scoring ability as he attempts to win a professional football contract.

Bedhead head to Wembley to pick up award

Surrey Comet: Judge: Sir Geoff Hurst

3:49pm Monday 29th July 2013

Battersea-based Bedhead FC will head to Wembley on August 11 to collect the Charter Standard development club of the year award at the 2013 FA Community Awards.

Former Sutton PE teacher starts work at Real Madrid alongside Ronaldo, Ancelotti and Zidane

Surrey Comet: Paul Clement worked with Carlo Ancelotti at Paris St Germain

8:20am Tuesday 2nd July 2013

A football coach has gone from Glenthorne to Galacticos after starting work at Real Madrid, one of the world's biggest clubs.

Southgate offers advice to Kids Cup finalists

Surrey Comet: Silky skills: Gareth Southgate shows off his moves with a football

5:07pm Thursday 16th May 2013

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School got some international-class coaching last week as they prepare to play at Wembley this Sunday.

Galaxy Stars U7s are out of this world on the football pitch

Surrey Comet: Winners: Finlay Hargreaves, Ben Bagshaw, Alexander Fenner-Melham, Jack Matton, Tom Wilson and George Aspden

9:00am Sunday 21st April 2013

Weybridge-based SFCC Galaxy Stars U7s have completed a season of dominance to win the Surrey Youth League.

Footman Flyers make penalties count to win the Mays Cup

Surrey Comet: High Footman Flyers: The winners of the Mays Cup

11:11am Wednesday 17th April 2013

Wimbledon-based Footman Flyers won the Morden Little League Mays Cup on penalties after the final against Switchgear Flashes was deadlocked at 3-3 at the end of normal time.

Molesey win the battle of the churches to claim Division One title

Surrey Comet: Winners: Molesey Community Church FC have won the Southern Area Christian League Division One title

11:00am Sunday 14th April 2013

Molesey Community Church Football Club are celebrating after clinching the Southern Area Christian League Division One title for the first time in their 22-year history.

The House of Payne - Fortune favours the brave

Surrey Comet: Battling braves: Mat Mitchel-King feels the long arm of the York law but he would have the last laugh with a 3-2 win     SP74681

6:00am Saturday 16th March 2013

They say fortune favours the brave and that certainly applies to AFC Wimbledon at the moment.

Identical twins to represent England

Surrey Comet: Call up: Dan Thomson and his brother Nick are going to play for England

3:06pm Tuesday 5th March 2013

Identical twins have been chosen to represent England on a tour of Madrid by the Independent Schools Football Association.

Promising young footballers get US contract

Surrey Comet: SUTT: Promising young footballers get US contract

5:00am Friday 8th February 2013

Two promising footballers have been signed by a top US ladies football team.

High coaching standard for new football club

Surrey Comet: Charter: The teen team

8:00am Sunday 9th December 2012

Mitcham Park FC, based at Three Kings Piece in Commonside West, has received Charter Standard from the Football Association last summer after being founded in 2011.

Raynes Park Little League - the latest

Surrey Comet: The latest Raynes Park Little League results

3:40pm Thursday 11th October 2012

Sabres are the top team in the Raynes Park Little League Senior Division after a convincing 5-0 win at Forwards sealed three wins out of three.

The latest Raynes Park Little League results

Surrey Comet: The latest Raynes Park Little League results

11:12am Friday 21st September 2012

The latest Raynes Park Little League results

Leafe felled by VCD

4:44pm Friday 24th August 2012

Whyteleafe paid their first ever visit to the Crayford ground and found the Kent League Premier Division leaders too strong.

Thompson wants to be GB's number one

Surrey Comet: Big aim: Billy Thompson, second left in the back row, wants to be Team GB’s number one at the Paralympic Games this summer. Picture: PA Wire

1:56pm Thursday 31st May 2012

Paralympic goalkeeper Billy Thompson has a secret weapon to help him claim Great Britain’s No 1 shirt at London 2012 this summer – England keeper Robert Green.

Brady expects Leatherhead to stick together

Surrey Comet: Down and out: Kingstonian's Bobby Traynor consoles Harry Ottaway after relegation

1:54pm Thursday 26th April 2012

Richard Brady believes the Leatherhead squad will stick together next season despite relegation to Ryman Division One South.

Tanners relegated by Kingstonian

Surrey Comet: End of the line: Kingstonian's Bobby Traynor consoles Leatherhead's Harry Ottaway after the Tanners were relegated

5:16pm Monday 23rd April 2012

Second-half goals from Bobby Traynor and Ryan Woods saw Kingstonian secure a 2-0 win and condemn Leatherhead to relegation after just one season in the Ryman Premier division.

Defeat is not an option for Leatherhead

5:54pm Thursday 19th April 2012

Richard Brady has admitted a loss to Kingstonian on Saturday would spell doom for Leatherhead in their relegation dogfight, writes Thomas Anstey.

Brady's feeling relaxed at Leatherhead

Surrey Comet: Man in form: Tommy Hutchings

4:50pm Thursday 12th April 2012

Leatherhead may be in a relegation dogfight but they are not feeling the heat according to manager Richard Brady.

Brady's bunch battle on at Leatherhead

Surrey Comet: Brady's bunch battle on at Leatherhead

2:32pm Thursday 29th March 2012

Last weekend could prove to be the turning point in Leatherhead’s relegation battle, according to Richard Brady.

Dons coach Marcus Gayle visits young footballers

Surrey Comet: SUTT: AFC Wimbledon youth coach Marcus Gayle visits young Beddington footballers

7:20am Wednesday 28th March 2012

Former premiership footballer Marcus Gayle handed out awards to children taking part in a free football league for children played in Beddington Park.

Hampton School secure historic cup double

Surrey Comet: Seeing double: Hampton Schools U18 footballers, in yellow, line up with their U15 schoolmates, in orange

2:52pm Friday 16th March 2012

Hampton School first team coach Carlos Mills hailed his Independent Schools FA U18s Cup winners after Thursday's emotional triumph over Millfield School.

Hampton eye historic cup double

12:51pm Monday 12th March 2012

Hampton School's U15s coach Kevin Knibbs hailed a heroic Independent Schools FA U15s Cup final triumph last week and hopes the school's U18s to complete a historic double this week.

Tanners grab a point in bore draw

10:59am Monday 12th March 2012

Leatherhead picked up a point against Margate on Saturday in an instantly forgettable 0-0 draw.

Brady urges struggling Leatherhead to fight

Surrey Comet: Winner: Luke Pigden heads home against Leatherhead

4:36pm Thursday 1st March 2012

Richard Brady has labelled Leatherhead’s crunch game with Harrow Borough on Saturday as their biggest of the season, writes James Dickenson.

Another defeat for Leatherhead

Surrey Comet: Chance missed: Harry Ottaway cannot convert

3:48pm Thursday 1st March 2012

A 40th minute goal from Carshalton’s Luke Pigden sent Leatherhead to their 18th defeat of the season on Tuesday as they lost 1-0.

Disappointing defeat for Tanners

10:00am Monday 27th February 2012

Leatherhead slipped to defeat with another disappointing performance as they went down 2-1 at Concord Rangers.

Richmond's Nuredini is breaking the mould

Surrey Comet: Proud as punch: Richmond's Gani Nuredini with his England tie

8:00am Saturday 25th February 2012

Richmond footballer Gani Nuredini is not your typical England football captain.

Rangers link to Banstead played down

4:59pm Thursday 23rd February 2012

Banstead Athletic manager Dave Tidy believes any potential link-up with financially stricken Rangers is a long way away.

Injury problems frustrate Brady

Surrey Comet: Getting forward: Harry Ottaway tries to round the Finchley keeper on Tuesday

5:02pm Thursday 23rd February 2012

Richard Brady is not one to moan about injuries, but even he is getting fed up with Leatherhead players dropping like flies, writes Graham Moody.

Leatherhead miss chance to escape drop zone

3:51pm Thursday 16th February 2012

Leatherhead returned to action against Concord Rangers on Wednesday night, but lost a match 3-1 they should have won after some lacklustre defending in the second half.

Boulter tells Leatherhead: I'll be back

Surrey Comet: Happier days: Chris Boulter, pictured in the centre in white, leads the celebrations last May when Leatherhead won promotion to the Ryman Premier

9:20am Friday 10th February 2012

Chris Boulter may have quit Leatherhead but he has assured Tanners fans they have not seen the last of him.

Work begins on a new Croydon Athletic

Surrey Comet: Looking to build: Croydon Athletic

1:20pm Thursday 9th February 2012

The building blocks for a new Croydon Athletic were laid on Monday as work began on creating a phoenix club.

Leatherhead on brink of safety

Surrey Comet: Good Manners lifts Tanners: Billy Manners scored Leatherhead's second goal on Tuesday

5:36pm Wednesday 1st February 2012

Richard Brady believes Leatherhead are poised to escape the Ryman Premier drop zone after climbing to their best position this season.

Tanners thumped by Bury

10:04am Monday 30th January 2012

Leatherhead suffered their worst defeat of the season to date, as Bury Town scored five goals without replay at Fetcham Grove to win 5-0.

Croydon Athletic founder upset by its demise

Surrey Comet: Disappointed: Ken Fisher

1:46pm Thursday 26th January 2012

One of the men that helped build Croydon Athletic from the ground up saw 28 years of his hard work wiped out this week.

Charting the end of Croydon Athletic

Surrey Comet: Sad times: Tim O'Shea and players let the tears flow as they leave Croydon Athletic in September 2010

1:52pm Thursday 26th January 2012

Sports reporter Graham Moody takes a look at the timeline of events that led to end of Croydon Athletic Football Club.

Greg Andrews's Leatherhead career not over

9:55am Friday 20th January 2012

Richard Brady has left the door open on Greg Andrews's Leatherhead career despite last season's top scorer joining Walton & Hersham on loan.

Female footballer helps fellows fast-track careers

Surrey Comet: CROY: Female footballer helps fellows fast-track careers

7:20am Tuesday 17th January 2012

A young entrepeneur is using contacts from across the Pond to give aspiring female athletes the chance to further their careers.






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