Contrary to unpopular opinion, for many of us football isn’t just about twenty-two people kicking a bag of air back and forth for ninety minutes every week until the end of time. For some it’s an opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family, shouting obscenities at the referee and drinking unwise amounts of […]Read More Losing My Favourite Game: ’10th of October, Ninian Park’ with Russell Todd.
We’ve all got those moments in life that we often look back on with regret. That girl you should have asked to dance at a school disco when you were thirteen; That exam you should have crammed a little harder for before you left school with pitiful qualifications; That customer you should have told to […]Read More Losing My Favourite Game: ‘Let’s Go See Raúl’ with Kartik Krishnaiyer
So far this season we’ve heard stories from fans that have supported their clubs since birth, others who’ve adopted a local team after settling away from home, and patriots who’ve proudly followed their nation abroad only to watch on helplessly as they get soundly pumped. We’ve covered matches from the Champions League final and major […]Read More Losing My Favourite Game: ‘It’s Wider Than Yours’ with Tom Neal
We’re back once again with another edition of Losing My Favourite Game, the feature that encourages reflection on past dejection from the great and good both inside and outside the world of football. And if you were looking for something cheery and lighthearted to distract from military manouvres in the Middle-East, Boris’ Brexit balderdash, or the […]Read More Losing My Favourite Game: ‘The Blues are Still Blue’ with Richard Wilson
It’s the penultimate International Break of the year, and while England cruise to qualification, Scotland rue having focussed on developing left-backs over the last decade, Wales continue to give fans false hope before their inevitable brave failure, and Northern Ireland try to work out how they stop the Netherlands from overtaking them, our neighbours across […]Read More Losing My Favourite Game: ‘Caught in a Trap’ with Joseph McCarthy
One of the most enduring factors about football fandom – the thing that keeps us coming back time and time again – is that there’s always another chance. Lost at the weekend? There’s always next week. Relegated in May? At least you’ll win a few games when it all starts again in August. Failed to […]Read More Losing My Favourite Game: ‘Mourning Glory’ with Neil Sherwin
“I can’t answer that. Jinxes are real.” A lifetime of supporting Bromley FC has taught writer, ad-man, programme obsessive and Alan Stonebridge superfan Dave Roberts not to take the club’s remarkable start to the season for granted. Top of the National League with just one defeat in fourteen – and that coming after first-choice ‘keeper […]Read More Oh, Bromley: Dave Roberts talks Books, Big Screens and Being Top of the League.