Contrary to unpopular opinion, for many of us football isn’t just about twenty-two people kicking a bag of air back and forth for ninety minutes every week until the end of time. For some it’s an opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family, shouting obscenities at the referee and drinking unwise amounts of […]Read More Losing My Favourite Game: ’10th of October, Ninian Park’ with Russell Todd.
On April 6th 2013, Barry Town were defeated 2-1 by Prestatyn Town in the semi-finals of the Welsh Cup. It’s one of the few results that still stands from the Dragons’ 2012/13 season as, a month later, the club’s nefarious owner Stuart Lovering withdrew them from the Welsh Division One, expunging Barry’s season from the […]Read More Return of The Dragons: Fans Unite to Bring Barry Town United Back From the Brink of Oblivion.
“It’s Thomas who takes it…OH WHAT A GOAL MICKEY THOMAS! He’s done it! The magic little man, at the venerable age of 37, has produced a sensational goal.” Wrexham AFC are hardly rookies when it comes to the FA Cup. Though their most famous moment in the competition came at the Racecourse Ground in 1992, […]Read More No Sweat: Wrexham AFC Prepare for Grudge Match with Newport County
“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?
Sweden, 1958 Between the second and third World Cups of the 1950s, FIFA was struck by tragedy as Jules Rimet, Henri Delauney and Rodolphe Seeldrayers all passed away. Englishman Arthur Drewery took the reins as head of FIFA, though his most notable contribution to the game by this point had been selecting the England team […]Read More World Cup Tales: The Gentle Giant (1958)
Wales’ narrow victory in Tbilisi on Friday night kept alive their World Cup hopes and, coupled with Serbia’s defeat in Austria, gave them an outside chance of automatic qualification for Russia. The gritty performance exemplified the great strides the Welsh side have taken in the past few years, and while they look to qualify for […]Read More Rainy Night in Georgia (Reprise)