Earlier this month FIFA announced that Great Britain will field a women’s football team at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. The news has reignited the debate surrounding singular representation between the fans and football associations of all four home nations, as well as stirring the pot in South America and Africa. We spoke to fans […]Read More Apathy In The UK: What’s So Bad About a ‘Team GB’ Anyway?
Now we’re in that strange period of limbo in which the international break hasn’t quite finished and the full programme of club football is still a few days away, we’re taking the opportunity to reflect on England’s post-World Cup comedown against Spain, and catch-up with the progress of the youngsters that enjoyed a record breaking […]Read More Still Waiting: Why England’s future stars won’t be thrust into the limelight.
Previously we covered ten of the worst things about Russia 2018, from Neymar’s histrionics to the fact this might be the last acceptable World Cup for eight years, but that’s enough scorn-pouring for one summer. Despite the premature calls that this World Cup was set to go down as one of the worst ever, a […]Read More World Cup 2018: The Hitlist
Once all the dust has settled, and the disappointment of thirty-one nations has subsided, the history books will mark Russia 2018 down as one of the great modern tournaments. Perhaps not as iconic as an Italia ’90, nor as jaw-dropping as Brazil 2014, but packed full with enough thrills and spills to keep the watching […]Read More World Cup 2018: The Shitlist
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