It’s the second round of the FA Cup this weekend, and forty teams across the bottom two tiers of the Football League and beyond are looking to earn their place in the hat for a potential glamour tie against English football’s big boys. To celebrate this season’s competition, we’re looking back on some of the […]Read More FA Cup Flashback: Judge Drury & Institutioners (2008/09)
The worlds of politics and football reached peak 2018 this week as, in the UK, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab publicly revealed that he had only just realised the importance of the Dover-Calais crossing for trade into the country. Just to reiterate, the person responsible for engineering the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union didn’t […]Read More Venezuelan Train. Premier League Week 12 Hitters & Shitters.
The second international break of the 2018/19 season arrived this weekend like an untimely bout of hemorrhoids, just as the European club season had started to get into full swing. Not even an unseasonally balmy Saturday afternoon could ease the absence of top flight football, while fans of non-league clubs had to put up with fairweather […]Read More Can’t Stop The Rock: UEFA Nations League Hitters & Shitters
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: Sofia to Nowhere
Sweden, 1958 Between the second and third World Cups of the 1950s, FIFA was struck by tragedy as Jules Rimet, Henri Delauney and Rodolphe Seeldrayers all passed away. Englishman Arthur Drewery took the reins as head of FIFA, though his most notable contribution to the game by this point had been selecting the England team […]Read More World Cup Tales: The Gentle Giant (1958)
This month the most detestable man in football is facing his fears. We’ve stuck him on a train at St Pancras, armed with only a Dictaphone, a notepad and three phrasebooks, and await with baited breath his report on another of Europe’s top leagues. This time he’s heading to a country he’s very familiar with; […]Read More Vile Barrage’s Eurotrip – Episode 9: Belgium
After the resounding success of Sky Sports’ RIVALRY WEEKEND a month ago, they thought they’d give it another bash this weekend, giving Saturday’s live matches the billing of DERBY DAY 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO. If at first your hyperbolic build-up to historically tight and turgid football matches fails, try, try, and try again. Ironically, Sky’s two […]Read More Thirty Third Degree. Premier League Week 33 Review.