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: Sunday is Gloomy
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
For the duration of the 2018 World Cup we’ll be keeping a diary of all the happenings on and off the pitch, keeping abreast of the thunderbastards and the actual bastards, and casting our eye over the winners and losers at every stage. In Part One, we’re looking at the first four days of the […]Read More World Cup Diary Part One: Putin, Penalties and Partying Like a Russian.
Welcome to the second part of our World Cup 2018 Preview, if you haven’t read our summary of Groups A-D then what on earth are you doing here? In Part One we rubbished Russia’s chances of getting out of the group, dismissed Iran as no-hopers, and earmarked Denmark and Croatia as surprise fallers at the […]Read More World Cup 2018 Preview (Part Two)
Brazil, 2014 Over its twenty editions the World Cup has produced a myriad of amazing stories, but beyond the thirty-two sides that contest the finals there are thousands more tales to be told by the 171 nations that miss out. The World Cup finals in Brazil began on the 12th June 2014, but the competition […]Read More World Cup Tales: Feeling Fa’afafine (2014)