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?
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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"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.
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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.
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