Football

Andrés Escobar

How Colombia’s 1994 World Cup Campaign Led To The Murder of Andres Escobar

Having been tipped by some to win the 1994 World Cup, an own goal from Andres Escobar helped to end Colombia’s dream at the group stage. Five days later, he was shot dead in a nightclub parking lot in Medellin.
Will Magee
7.20.17
paul robinson

Here’s To You, Paul Robinson, Football Loves You More Than You Will Know

Woa-oa-oa!
Will Magee
7.19.17
diego costa's instagram

How Social Media Has Become a Tool of Psychological Warfare During the Transfer Window

With Diego Costa flaunting an Atletico Madrid shirt on Instagram this week, it’s clear that social media has become another medium for transfer mind games. So how effective is it?
Will Magee
7.19.17
world cup controversies

How The 2002 World Cup Became The Most Controversial Tournament in Recent Memory

The 2002 World Cup is remembered as the tournament of Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo. However, thanks to referees, the golden goal rule and South Korea, it is also considered one of the most contentious of all time.
Will Magee
7.18.17
Southampton

The Neutral’s Guide to Falling In Love With… Southampton

In our latest Neutral's Guide we head for the crisp sea air of the south coast, home to what many consider to be the best-run club in the Premier League.
Jim Weeks
7.13.17
diaspora football clubs

Meet Guru Nanak FC, The Football Club Bridging The Divide Between the Punjab and Gravesend

While one might imagine that there is a significant cultural gulf between India and suburban Kent, Guru Nanak FC have done much to forge a bond between the two. Now a multicultural football club, they have their roots in the local Sikh community.
Will Magee
7.12.17
football casuals

Why Is Casual Culture Still Relevant In Football and Fashion?

Whether on social media, fan forums or niche online clothing outlets, the look and lifestyle of the football casual still appeals to many people. So why is this decades-old phenomenon still relevant?
Will Magee
7.11.17
Football

Meet @Crap90sFootball, The Only Twitter Account This World Needs

You will laugh, you will cry (from laughter), and you will remember to love the beautiful game because you're laughing so bloody hard.
Aaron Gordon
7.7.17
the legend of golden balls

How David Beckham Became Football’s First Truly Global Brand

Though many players of the nineties and noughties were at least as iconic as Beckham, and several more talented, ‘Golden Balls’ broke the corporate mould like no other. Here’s how he ceased to be a footballer and became a brand instead.
Will Magee
7.6.17
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
hillsborough and grenfell

Why Are People Comparing The Grenfell Tower Fire To The Hillsborough Disaster?

In the aftermath of the deadly fire in Grenfell Tower, parallels have been drawn to the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans at Hillsborough. Both disasters have their roots in institutional negligence and a lack of care for working-class citizens.
Will Magee
6.28.17
the transfer window

The Semi-Definitive Guide To Transfer Window Cliches

From ‘swoops’ and ‘raids’ to summer war chests, here’s a concise summary of all the bollocks football fans will have to hear this transfer window.
Will Magee
6.27.17
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