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david seaman gets lobbed

The Tragedy Of David Seaman Getting Lobbed By Ronaldinho at the 2002 World Cup

To this naive child of the nineties, David Seaman was a ponytailed and moustachioed hero who could do no wrong. Then he got lobbed by Ronaldinho, and the skies fell in.
Will Magee
6.21.17
Klitschko vs Joshua

What Does Klitschko’s First Professional Loss Say About His Fight With Joshua?

When Klitschko fought Ross Puritty in Kiev in the winter of 1998, he was a young heavyweight and bookies’ favourite coming up against an ageing pro. Remind you of anyone?
Will Magee
4.28.17
the man mountain

The Cult: Martin Johnson

In our final Six Nations entry to The Cult, we induct Martin Johnson. He was a man mountain when he captained England, though he couldn’t impose himself on management in quite the same way.
Will Magee
1.31.17
the spark

The Cult: Shane Williams

In honour of the Six Nations, we’ve inducted an iconic rugby player from each country into The Cult. Next we have Shane Williams, a winger who sparked Welsh rugby to life.
Will Magee
1.31.17
the oblivious hero

The Cult: Tony Stanger

In honour of the Six Nations, we’ve inducted an iconic rugby player from each country into The Cult. Here, we look to Tony Stanger, the oblivious hero of Scottish rugby.
Will Magee
1.31.17
farewell to graham taylor

Remembering The Unlikely and Endearing Friendship Between Graham Taylor and Elton John

When Elton John took over at his beloved Watford, he needed a manager who could fulfil his ambitions. That manager was Graham Taylor, and they became firm friends as a result.
Will Magee
1.13.17
FIGHTLAND

Glory Kickboxer Josh Jauncey's Journey To The Top

Josh Jauncey came into the Glory lightweight division as a dark horse, but his success is no surprise to the people closest to him.
Frances Watthanaya
12.26.16
cry 'god for big sam england and saint george!'

We Bid Thee, Big Sam, Awaken: The Return Of England’s Prodigal Son

Somewhere on the Costa Blanca, a primal power stirs and awakens. It is Big Sam, he is dressed like Henry V, and he is about to descend on England like an avenging angel to slay those ungrateful fooks at the FA.
Will Magee
12.23.16
the great poppy wrangle

FIFA Fines England Over £35,000 For Display Of Poppies During World Cup Qualifiers

Meanwhile, Scotland and Wales have been fined over £15,000, and Northern Ireland almost £12,000.
Will Magee
12.19.16
premier league

Six Strange Months in the Life of Jamie Vardy

Having undergone a meteoric rise over the past few seasons, the last six months have been strangely static for Jamie Vardy. That seemed to change this weekend, or so he will hope.
Will Magee
12.12.16
england

FA Decide To Ban Nights Out After Wayne Rooney Gets Shitfaced

Having been caught on the piss after England's win over Scotland, it appears that Rooney has now ruined the fun for everyone else.
Mike Vorkunov
11.18.16
the wayne rooney pint glass controversy

The Spirit Of Big Sam Compels You: Analysing The Wayne Rooney Wine Fiasco

With The Sun speculating that Wayne Rooney got completely off his tits after England’s win against Scotland last week, we ask the big questions about the latest national team wine scandal.
Will Magee
11.16.16
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