Losing My Favourite Game: ‘Caught in a Trap’ with Joseph McCarthy

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 […]

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Oh, Bromley: Dave Roberts talks Books, Big Screens and Being Top of the League.

“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 […]

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The Size of a Cowley: The Legacy Left by Danny & Nicky, and What Their Departure Means for Lincoln City.

“You could always tell there was something special about Danny, and he was destined to go a long way, so it is no surprise to me to see him doing so well. He’s very smart. He always had a plan.” Steve King, Concord Rangers They’ve been the most talked about management duo in England’s lower […]

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The Kids Are Coming: What’s Behind The Resurgence of English Youth Prospects in the Premier League?

“You look at Under-16s or Under-17s and it’s absolutely riddled with foreign players. What chance does that give to young English players? It gives them virtually no chance.” Paul Scholes, speaking to the Daily Mail in 2015 It has become a staple of football quizzes in Britain. ‘How many non-British or Irish players started in […]

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