The first football match I ever went to was an FA Cup First Round tie between Boston United and Morecambe in 1996. Taking my seat in the main stand at York Street next to my Dad and Granddad on a grim November afternoon, there was a palpable sense of excitement around the ground. The Pilgrims […]Read More Could it be Magic?: Despite the Doom-Mongers, the FA Cup Remains Vital to English Football.
We’ve reached the fifth round of the FA Cup, and now only sixteen teams retain the dream of lifting the world’s oldest cup in May. To celebrate this season’s competition we’re looking back on some of the great cup ties from years gone by. Not necessarily the biggest shocks (we all remember Bradford City winning […]Read More FA Cup Flashback: Leaving of Liverpool (1990/91)
“Sanchez, Cork, Young, and Fashanu in there…SANCHEZ IS IN THERE! AND IT’S A GOAL FOR WIMBLEDON!” The cliché goes that a lot can happen in ninety minutes. At Wembley in the 1988 FA Cup Final, Wimbledon completed their remarkable rise from non-league to surprise cup winners via four promotions in ten years. Lawrie Sanchez’s goal […]Read More Underground, Overground: AFC Wimbledon Put Relegation Fears Aside in a Bid to Make History.
On the 29th March 2019, the United Kingdom is (currently) scheduled to exit the European Union. To celebrate forty-six years of peacetime and prosperity in Europe, this season we’ll be profiling the footballing history of each remaining member of the EU, looking at some of their most iconic matches and the players that have left […]Read More Love Letters To The European Union: Malta Smile 75
The Turkish Süper Lig resumed this week following the winter break, with İstanbul Başakşehir restoring their six point lead over Galatasaray at the top of the table following a 2-0 victory over Kasımpaşa. The upstarts of Turkey’s top flight have garnered plenty of attention from the sports press in Northern Europe, thanks largely to their emergence […]Read More Vulgar Display of Power: The Mystery Surrounding Başakşehir, Champions-Elect of a League in Crisis.
Though its been a relatively quiet January Transfer window with few deals of note being completed, it sadly that doesn’t mean that Jim White and his stupid yellow tie are about to be out of a job. The cowardly Talksport host and face of Sky Sports News’ overblown Transfer Deadline Day – which, to the […]Read More Set Me Free: How To Be A Wantaway Footballer
The FA Cup motors on to the Fourth Round this weekend, with thirty-one teams still dreaming of playing at Wembley, while Spurs continue to claim squatters rights. To celebrate this season’s competition we’re looking back on some of the great cup ties from years gone by. Not necessarily the biggest shocks (however remarkable Shrewsbury’s win […]Read More FA Cup Flashback: We Need To Talk About Kevin (1994/95)