Despite its best efforts, international football still faces indifference outside of major tournaments, with the third break of season met with the usual sighs, tuts and eyerolls from certain quarters. Fortunately for UEFA, Theresa May was happy to step in this week and release details of her final withdrawal deal from the EU to distract […]Read More A New England. 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: Ça Plane Pour Moi
Throughout the 2018 World Cup we’ve been keeping a day-by-day diary, reporting on every match at the tournament as thirty-two nations have slowly but surely been whittled down to just two. In Part Seven, Russia 2018 reaches its conclusion, as France and Croatia, perhaps the most surprising Final line-up in the competition’s history, battle it […]Read More World Cup Diary Part Seven: Allez Les Blues
During the 2018 World Cup we’ve been keeping a diary charting the surprising rise and sensational fall of the game’s greatest nations, watching agog as Germany, Argentina, Portugal, Spain and Brazil have all fallen by the wayside, leaving just four teams to battle it out for football’s greatest prize. In Part Six, it’s the semi-finals, as […]Read More World Cup Diary Part Six: The Final Countdown
During the 2018 World Cup we’ve been keeping a diary of all the goals, games and giggles on and off the pitch, working through a box of tissues at double speed as we ogle over the skills of the world’s best players, while simultaneously saying emotional goodbyes to each nation one-by-one. In Part Five, we’ve reached […]Read More World Cup Diary Part Five: European Reunion
Throughout the 2018 World Cup we’ll be keeping a diary of all the activity on and off the pitch, casting our eyes over every game in Russia, and attempting to pin down who on Earth might actually win this thing. In Part Four we’ve reached the second round, but the shocks don’t stop, and nor […]Read More World Cup Diary Part Four: Mama Said Knock You Out
Throughout the 2018 World Cup we’ll be keeping a diary of all the activity on and off the pitch, keeping you informed on the hoopla and the ballyhoo in Russia, and foolishly writing teams off before watching agog as they recover spectacularly. In Part Three its the final set of group games, as more late […]Read More World Cup Diary Part Three: All is Fair in Love and VAR