Vulgar Display of Power: The Mystery Surrounding Başakşehir, Champions-Elect of a League in Crisis.

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 […]

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The Bellend’Or Award 2018

Football, we’re told, is a team game. Ninety minutes of eleven versus eleven, with the side boasting the greater cohesion, the perfectly executed tactical plan, and the superior team spirit emerging victorious. Which begs the question why, more and more, is the sport becoming dominated by individuals? From a new generation of fans who support […]

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Defending The Indefensible: Do Billericay Town Deserve to be ‘The Most Hated Team in Non-League Football’?

You wake up on a picturesque August morning, peer outside the window of your £18m rural mansion and see the sun streaming down onto your collection of classic cars. The waft of freshly brewed coffee saunters up the stairs, and you head to the kitchen to greet your beautiful wife and your picture perfect family. […]

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Smarm Offensive: How Mike Ashley is Losing the Propaganda War Against The Toon Army.

“If Big Sam sent a team out to play like this he’d get hammered. This isn’t Newcastle. Toon fans I know would rather lose 5-4 than win 1-0 like this.” For those of you playing along, that’s a full house for Lazy Outdated Stereotypes About Newcastle United Supporters. The author of that missive was, of […]

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