Upton Park West Ham United

Football Genesis – Upton Park or bust…

The 1974/75 season was my fifth supporting Everton on an every-game basis, with hitch-hiking now a fixture of my away day travels.Relatively easy hikes...
Kepa Arrizabalaga Deadline Day

When Is A Good Idea, Not A Good Idea

Within any organisation, company or business throughout the country, Europe and everywhere on planet Earth for that matter, there will be a section within,...
David Nugent Preston North End

England’s One Cap Wonders: David Nugent

The English national team has had plenty of players with just one cap to their name in recent years, from Bill Nicholson in 1951...

Basque-Only: A Double Edged Sword for Athletic Bilbao

It is not often that Roman Abramovich is summoned to dig deeper into his pockets by a club that finished 16th the previous season. However,...

Clive Thomas – The First ‘Celebrity Referee’?

The modern ‘Sky-era’ has seen the coinage of the phrase ‘Celebrity Referee’ – a disparaging term commonly used to reference a referee who seemingly...

Unsung hero Paul Power: From stand-in to League Championship Winner 1987!

Over the history of football, including old football before it was invented in 1992 there have been many 'unsung heroes'. In this case, a...
Stan Cullis Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolves

Stan Cullis: The Man Who Turned Wolves Into World Beaters (Part Two)

Here we are again, folks! You’ll recall yesterday that we looked over Cullis’ first two seasons at Molineux, a FA Cup win and a...
Stan Cullis Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolves

Stan Cullis: The Man Who Turned Wolves Into World Beaters (Part One)

Good evening to one and all. I trust you're all having a pleasant week. Smashing. Anyway, as much as I would like to stay...
Money In Football

Money Talks But It’s Time For It To Shut Up

Our George and I are concerned about the long-term effect money is having on the beautiful game, and together we offer this article as...
Everton West Bromwich Match Postponed

Football Genesis: First ‘Match Postponed’

As a teenager, I looked forward immensely to Everton away games, the travelling, new grounds to visit, the banter and terrace humour. And that's...