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James Catton: The godfather of football journalism

Football sells news. Football sells full stop. It hasn’t always been the case though. Having said that, football’s evolution has as much to do...

Castel Di Sangro: the Miracle

Little has ever really happened in Castel Di Sangro. A small village deep in Italy's Abruzzo region, and mainly forgotten by the rest of...

Andriy Shevchenko: Made in Kiev

Twenty-three years ago, the continent of Europe was desolated by the worst nuclear disaster the world had ever seen. It wasn't until amazingly four...

Left Wingers of the 70s: Gordon Hill – The Magician

It was about 4.50 pm and the BBC’s Grandstand show was still fussing about Rag Trade’s win earlier in the day at the 1976...

Glasgow Rangers: Nine in a row, legends & lost opportunities | In the 90s

In what was supposed to be a two-part series, we find ourselves at part four. Looking at my football club, Rangers, in the 90s...

Sun, scandal and soccer: Portugal’s impact on European football, 2004-08

A ‘hidden influence’ is a term which has been bandied around a lot these days. From discussing global politics to the power which social...

Herbert Chapman: Game Maker

The Lord Mayor of Football He’d just saved Huddersfield from being obliterated from history. They were on top of their game and had the respect...

Corinthians and the Casuals: bound by history

Non-league football is unaccustomed to much support. With the all-encompassing power of the Premier League captivating fans far and wide, and top-level football from...

Left wingers of the 70s: Leighton James – The Individual

Let’s start with a quote from our subject just to set the ball rolling. Having played a major part in Wales’ historic 4-1 defeat...

Bayern Munich make Hernandez the second most expensive defender ever, but what does he...

Earlier last week it was announced that German giants Bayern Munich completed the signing of Lucas Hernandez from La Liga club Atlético Madrid for...