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Getting stuck in

MERV PAYNE remembers the days when all he wanted was a silver foil badge Ihave a family escape plan in the […]

Who’s the boss?

ROGER DOMENEGHETTI of wonders just how big a part football managers play in the suceess or otherwise of their […]

Hacked off with journos

RANTSGareth Roberts WHAT’S the role of newspaper football journalists in the age of the internet?With every goal, every substitution, even […]

The crazy gang

NEIL SCOTT on how goalies are no longer the team nutter You have to be mad to be a goalkeeper.” […]

It’s still ref-fing hell

Football dynasties come and go but one opponent remains undefeated. Mark SanderSon assesses the task facing the Fa’s respect programme […]

A cluster of cliches

ADAM HURREY of runs a few choice football phrases up the flagpole to see who drops their trousers The […]

The one-cap wonder

PATRICK JOHN on the player that epitomised a decade and was loved by fans of two very different clubs, if […]


with Patrick John DID YOU KNOW: Wycombe Wanderers’ mascot, Bodger, is based on a real person, former striker Tony ‘Bodger’ […]

Who loves Owen?

When Michael Owen scored THAT goal against Argentina in 1998, he had the world at his feet. Now, PETER SIMPSON […]

Going down fighting

WALSH’S WORLD Kristian Walsh on football around the globeJune 26, 2011: one of the darkest days in Argentinean football history […]

Footballing nirvana

GER MCCARTHY remembers an incredible night at Anfield when the team that had swept all before them in English football […]

Friday I’m in love

He scored a goal even the referee applauded and inspired The Super Furry Animals’ single, The Man Don’t Give A […]

Martin knows the score

JAMES WILLOUGHBY on an FA Cup giant-killing at Old Trafford that meant a lot to Leeds United fans – some […]

The ultimate traders

KIERON O’CONNOR of takes a detailed look at the amazing success delivered by FC Porto with finances that many […]

Power of Scotland

To many Scottish football has become a joke – a two-horse race to be sneered at; a parochial competition long […]

Savaging Robbie

RANTSGareth Roberts WHAT’S the point in Robbie Savage? What’s he famous for? What’s he ever done remotely worthwhile? He curled […]

Cutting it fine

Groundsman, fundraiser, driver, cleaner…there’s more to life to managing a grassroots football team than meets the eye, as AIDAN TOWNSEND […]

The mighty Quinn

Mick Quinn was an old-school footballer. He had a drink, a bet and chased women – a character anyone who’s […]

The number’s up

Football’s big money, and so are statistics. Matthew Bretherton asks where the obsession came from – and how do we […]

Footy Art

ABOUT THE ARTIST .. .Name: Dan Leydon  From: Sligo, Ireland  Supports: Liverpool  He says: I have been designing as a […]

Not so super Mario?

SUHAIL SEEDAT wonders whether we are too quick to condemn modern day footballers, seeing them as overpaid spoilt brats rather […]

Welcome to Late Tackle

SO what is Late Tackle? Well perhaps it’s easier to explain what Late Tackle is by explaining what it isn’t.It […]

Reid it and weep

It must be great to get to know the manager of your team, right? MARTYN McFADDEN of Sunderland fanzine A […]

Where’s the talking?

What better way to escape clique-ridden top-level football than a spot of Sunday League? Surely the grass-roots game can’t have […]