“I think we’re capable of beating anybody when we’re on the top of our game. I don’t think we were on top of our game today, so that’s good because there’s room to grow and improve.” Eddie Howe’s comments after Bournemouth’ last outing before the international break spoke volumes about the high standard the Cherries […]Read More Cherry-Coloured Fun: How AFC Bournemouth Are Becoming a Finishing School for Young British Talent.
The second international break of the 2018/19 season arrived this weekend like an untimely bout of hemorrhoids, just as the European club season had started to get into full swing. Not even an unseasonally balmy Saturday afternoon could ease the absence of top flight football, while fans of non-league clubs had to put up with fairweather […]Read More Can’t Stop The Rock: UEFA Nations League Hitters & Shitters
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?
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: Poom! Shake, Shake, Shake The Room.
Argentina, 1978 Argentina were awarded hosting rights for the 1978 tournament after the completion of the 1966 edition, having run unopposed following the award of 1970 to Mexico. Unfortunately for FIFA, two years before the competition was due to begin, Argentina president Isabel Peron was overthrown in a right-wing military coup, and a junta was […]Read More World Cup Tales: Ally’s Tartan Army (1978)