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International Games With National Values And The Cultural Leanings Of Fans Who Cross Those...

The Cultural Understandings of a Team I do follow England with the heart and stomach of a fan even though I have never been to...

World Rivalries: Superclásico – Boca Juniors v River Plate

When you think of Argentina and football, two things always come to mind first; the humble, 5ft7 Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, or his not...

‘Deadly Doug’ Ellis: The Aston Villa Titan Who Divided Opinion Like No Other

On October 20th, Villa Park will hold a minutes silence for Sir Doug Ellis before Aston Villa’s Championship fixture against Swansea City. The former Villa...

Glenn Hoddle’s England: A Squandered Opportunity

Glenn Hoddle is perhaps the very embodiment of missed opportunity in the English game - both as a player and a coach. Hoddle had extraordinary...

Baltic Trailblazers: A look back at Latvia’s Euro 2004 adventure

When the Soviet Union broke up in the early 1990s and 15 new nations were formed, it was naturally a time of extreme change...
Bobby Moore West Ham England

Significant Shirt Numbers: Can They Be Retired?

When I came into class with my City shirt on it showed my students I am a serious fan. When you teach in a...
Trinidad & Tobago 2006 World Cup

How The Soca Warriors Warmed The Hearts Of The World

On 16 November 2005, Trinidad and Tobago booked their ticket to their first ever World Cup finals appearance, seeing off a tricky Bahrain side...

Chelsea showing they have more than enough to bring home another Premier League title

The enthusiasm and energy of both Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have been well documented already this season, with both sides...

Terry Neill: A Managing Enigma

Terry Neill: Arsenal's Enigma? Terry Neil managed Arsenal from 1976 to 1983, reaching four cup finals, three semi-finals and securing several top five finishes. He...

Memory Match: Barcelona 2-1 Arsenal, 2006 Champions League Final

If Liverpool’s 2005 success was known as the Miracle of Istanbul, given the nature of their comeback from 3-0 down to win on penalties,...