Love Letters to the European Union: We’re Gonna Head For New Horizons…

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 […]

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World Cup 2018 Preview (Part One)

1,432 days after Mario Gotze’s volley nestled into the back of the Argentinian net, the twenty-first edition of the FIFA World Cup will kick off in the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow. In spite of all the talk of bribery, the fall of Sepp Blatter’s regime, condemnation over the ingrained culture of racism at games, concerns over […]

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World Cup Tales: Dynamite! (1986)

Mexico, 1986 Colombia were due to add their name to the list of South American countries that had hosted the World Cup in 1986, having successfully bid for the tournament in ’74. However, in the months after Spain ’82, the Colombian authorities declared that the venture was too financially demanding on the country’s economy, and […]

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What a Nice Way to Turn 17

England’s victory at the U17 World Cup in India last weekend was met with mixed reactions. For many it was a chance to trumpet the work of the FA youth programme ‘DNA’, and proclaim that the future looks bright for the national team, while others were quick to pour scorn on the achievement, having seen […]

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