Welcome back to Losing My Favourite Game, the feature that takes all the joy from the experience of football fandom, casts it to one side, and zones in on the pain, anguish and suffering instead. Every week this season, we’ll be publishing stories from a host of voices across the world of football and beyond, with each […]Read More Losing My Favourite Game: ‘And The Drought Goes On’ with Jasmine Baba
With the hopes and dreams of 734 football teams dashed into smithereens, the stage is now set for the FA Cup Final, as the Goliath of Manchester City prepares to go toe-to-toe with the Large David of Watford in the showdown of the Spanish managers. Will City find themselves stung by the Hornets? Can Will Hughes […]Read More FA Cup Flashback: Do The Wright Thing (1989/90)
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 a lasting impression on the game. For our final journey, what better destination than the land […]Read More Love Letters To The European Union: Please Don’t Take Him Just Because You Can.
“Wembley Way beckons for the Wolves!” It’s was on a dreary day at Wembley just over thirty-nine years ago that Wolverhampton Wanderers last lifted a major trophy in English football. Like Andy Gray, the winning goalscorer against Nottingham Forest in that League Cup final, most of the Old Gold supporters that witnessed that victory are […]Read More Golden Years: Wolverhampton Wanderers On the Brink of a Vintage Season.
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: Golden Touch
“Total Flopball” 31st August 2017: France 4-0 Netherlands World Cup Qualifier The Oranje’s hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup hung by a thread after a shellacking in Paris, their heaviest defeat since 1961. Despite Dick Advocaat’s team rallying in the final two group games, Holland were eventually pipped to second place by Sweden, condemning […]Read More Dutch Courage: The Remarkable Resurgence of the Netherlands
The FA Cup Quarter-Finals beckon, and now just eight teams remain with a chance of lifting this season’s trophy. 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 (like Sunderland beating Leeds back in 1973 – hard to imagine these […]Read More FA Cup Flashback: Three Steps to Heaven (1993/94)