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football kits

Why Are People So Obsessed With New Football Kits?

Despite the fact that kit launches are little more than PR stunts and the strips themselves are increasingly generic, the circus which surrounds the arrival of new kits still thrives. Why are we still interested?
Will Magee
7.3.17
top flight tinnies

When Manchester United and Liverpool Launched Their Own Lagers, and Failed

While it may seem implausible now, some of the biggest clubs in England once attempted to brand their own tinnies. Accused of encouraging hooliganism and drunkenness, they were forced to back down.
Ryan Herman
6.19.17
marc overmars

Charting Marc Overmars’ Unlikely Comeback Four Years After Bowing Out at Barca

Overmars was forced to retire in 2004 owing to a nagging knee injury, and for many his time as a player ends there. Often forgotten, however, is his unexpected swansong in the Dutch second tier.
Will Magee
6.15.17
fa cup final

Scenes Of Elation On The Streets of North London After Arsenal’s FA Cup Triumph

On Saturday, Arsenal only went and beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup for a record 13th time. We were on the streets of North London, taking pictures of the resultant carnage.
Will Magee
5.29.17
shite derby streaks

Football Clubs’ Worst Ever Streaks Against Their Derby Rivals

With Atletico Madrid suffering yet more pain in Europe at the hands of intra-city rivals Real, we take a look at the worst derby streaks of all time.
Will Magee
5.10.17
shameless imitation

A Celebration of Football's Greatest Copycat Clubs

​Originality is overrated. These are some of football's most famous copycat clubs from across the globe.
Jim Weeks
5.5.17
north london non-league gems

Introducing Enfield Town, England’s First Fully Fan-Owned Club

In between the footballing titans that are Arsenal and Tottenham, there is a lesser-known North London club which better appreciates the value of its supporters. In fact, they run the place.
Will Magee
5.3.17
genius savant

The Cult: Andrey Arshavin

Andrey Arshavin was on another plane of thought to his teammates, but lost the ability to express his genius. How exactly that happened, nobody seems to know.
Will Magee
4.25.17
take back control

Exploring The Relationship Between The ‘Wenger Out’ Movement and Brexit

In their infernal anger at Arsene Wenger, some among the ‘Wenger Out’ movement have resorted to the tactics of Brexit. We ask whether this is a clever move, or one likely to alienate their fellow fans.
Will Magee
4.7.17
joel golby and other less famous writers

We Asked VICE Staff About Their Worst Experiences at the Football

A selection of embittered VICE staff relive some absolutely shite days out at football grounds.
VICE Staff
4.6.17
the trials and tribulations of rohan ricketts

"I Just Felt Cheated": Rohan Ricketts Discusses His Nightmare Spell In Moldova

Having signed for Moldovan side FC Dacia in 2010, things quickly went sour for Rohan Ricketts. With wages unpaid, contracts manipulated and legal options seemingly exhausted, his time in Moldova left him disillusioned with the game.
Robert O'Connor
4.3.17
oh rocky rocky

The Life and Legacy of Rocky Rocastle In The Words of His Son and Ian Wright

In March 2001, Arsenal legend and fan favourite David Rocastle died from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at only 33 years of age. We spoke to his son Ryan and former teammate Ian Wright about his life and career.
Will Magee
3.30.17
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