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Punks, skinheads & dissidents: A history of Union Berlin

Eulenspiegel put it, “Not every Union fan was an enemy of the state, but every enemy of the state was…

2 days ago
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Joey Beauchamp: West Ham's 58-day signing

“I didn’t want to go there either”, he told the Oxford Mail in 2010, “but I had to get out…

3 days ago
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Zdeněk Zeman: The Bohemian

“A 0-0 is boring, it’s better to lose 5-4; at least it gives you some entertainment.” - Zdeněk Zeman

1 week ago
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John Thomson: The player Celtic and Rangers mourned together

John Thomson was "a great player who came to the game as a boy and left it still a boy;…

2 weeks ago
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Tevez, Mascherano & West Ham: A Story of Third Party Ownership

“We have no doubt that West Ham would have secured at least three fewer points over the 2006-07 season if…

4 weeks ago
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Millwall and the Russian transfer coup

In essence, Millwall were an early, albeit less dramatic precursor to Leeds United: they didn’t just desire promotion to the…

2 months ago
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Breakaway: The origins of the Premier League

David Dein, Arsenal’s then deputy chairman, was a huge advocate of America’s razzmatazz sport industry and was frustrated by the…

2 months ago
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When women's football was banned

It was claimed that women were unsuitable for football, a view supported by the press, who even published reports from…

2 months ago
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How suffragettes formed the first-ever women's football team

“I founded the association late last year, with the fixed resolve of proving to the world that women are not…

2 months ago
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MFM FC: The story of a church team in Nigeria

The rise of Mountain of Fire and Miracles FC has been one of African football’s great modern tales.

3 months ago
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The history of the football transfer system explained

There is more of an ‘unwritten rule’ of respect between players and owners. Players willingly sign longer contracts so that…

3 months ago
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Who influenced Marcelo Bielsa?

Even an iconic, iconoclastic coach and thinker like Marcelo Bielsa has been influenced by a number of other coaches and…

4 months ago
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A brief history of Marcelo Bielsa

He is, first-and-foremost, a football obsessive, a visionary coach, a man whose influence reverberates throughout world football. Regardless of what…

4 months ago
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Dani Guiza: The last Spanish 'top scorer' in La Liga

Guiza was an archetypal flawed genius, a hugely talented forward blighted by a frequently substandard attitude and a fondness for…

4 months ago
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Tractor Sazi: Iran's new billionaire football club

In partnership with BabaGol, we tell the story of Tractor Sazi, Iran's new billionaire football club, and one of the…

5 months ago
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A brief history of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Whatever struggles and whatever success he goes on to have as manager, he knows his name is written in Manchester…

5 months ago
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A brief history of Liverpool's Bruce Grobbelaar

Unorthodox and impulsive, but frequently excellent and blessed with the strength of character needed to excel for a side of…

5 months ago
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Eric Cantona before Manchester United

At the peak of Eric Cantona's career, his primary sportswear sponsors ran an advert with an image of his face…

5 months ago
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Helenio Herrera: More famous than his players

Herrera often insisted that his approach to the game had been misinterpreted. "The problem is that most of the ones…

6 months ago
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Liverpool's first icon: Alex Raisbeck

A man of Raisbeck’s proportions, style and carriage would rivet attention anywhere.

6 months ago
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