Is England rekindling its love affair with Europe’s second competition?

This season’s European competitions are already well underway. The spotlight is undoubtedly on England’s quartet of Champions League hopefuls, but in UEFA’s second-tier competition,...

English Sides in Europe – A Decade of Success

Spring 1970 and Graeme Souness sits in the Tottenham Hotspur youth team changing room with his head in his hands in despair. Across the...

Disputing the myth of Joe Cole’s “unfulfilled potential”

What springs to mind when you think of Joe Cole? The tricky winger that tied defenders in knots, or a classic case of potential...

Kevin Keegan – Against The Odds (Part One)

I am a passionate football fan, someone for whom the sport is MUCH more than a game (and indeed takes up far more of...

Liam Brady: Pure Genius

Wembley Stadium, May 12, 1979. 87 minutes on the clock and half the 100,000 packed into the creaking old stadium are going wild while...

£145m and still in the drop zone: Aston Villa fail to learn historical lessons

When Aston Villa were promoted back to the Premier League after a four-year absence from the top flight, many expected a resilient side who...

The history of the false nine position in football

The first time in history that numbers were used in football goes back to Europe in 1928. Arsenal played against Sheffield Wednesday on the...

Ray Wilkins: The Last of the Nice Guys

Last Saturday saw what would have been the 63rd birthday of Ray Wilkins who tragically died on 4 April 2018 following a cardiac arrest...

The Fascists Defile the Beautiful Game: How Mussolini Used Club Football as Propaganda

Earlier this year, the racist abuse that Moise Kean was subjected to whilst playing for Juventus at Cagliari, once again brought Italian football’s fascistic...

Blackburn Rovers: That title means they can be called a “big club” in this...

Last year, Luka Modric did the impossible – he broke the Ballon d’Or duopoly which lasted for ten straight years between Lionel Messi and...