It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and no we’re not talking about the festival of gluttony, the endless flatulence, or the Queen’s fifteen minutes of meaningless platitudes. No, Christmas time means a festival of football, with games coming thick and fast and managers of mult-million pound squads trotting out their annual excuses for […]Read More Losing My Favourite Game: ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ with Freddie Farrell
Welcome back to Losing My Favourite Game, the feature that invites football fans to travel back in time to the worst days of their lives and relive them in detail for our reading pleasure. This week we’re absolutely delighted to be joined by Matt Abbot. Poet, educator, activist, and performer, Matt took his one-man show Two Little […]Read More Losing My Favourite Game: ‘White Flags’ with Matt Abbott
The first football match I ever went to was an FA Cup First Round tie between Boston United and Morecambe in 1996. Taking my seat in the main stand at York Street next to my Dad and Granddad on a grim November afternoon, there was a palpable sense of excitement around the ground. The Pilgrims […]Read More Could it be Magic?: Despite the Doom-Mongers, the FA Cup Remains Vital to English Football.
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)
“A man with new ideas is a madman, until his ideas triumph.” Marcelo Bielsa In a summer that was low on intrigue in the transfer market and devoid of any kind of meaningful drama in the top tier of English football, Marcelo Bielsa’s appointment as Leeds United manager came as a bolt from the blue. […]Read More I Am The Resurrection: How Marcelo Bielsa Has Woken a Sleeping Giant.
With no non-league participants left in the FA Cup at the Third Round stage for the first time since 1951, it falls to the teams in League Two that have fought their way through the first two rounds to sprinkle a bit of that cliched magic on the cup this season. Former winners Coventry City, […]Read More The Exiles on Main Street
The 2017/18 season celebrates 25 years of the Premier League. To mark the occasion we’ll be taking a look at some of the more off-kilter moments from each season. As the 90s made way for the 00s, a local businessman was rolling the dice in the hope of bringing glory to his boyhood club. The […]Read More PL25: Mo Money Mo Problems (2000/2001)