5 of the Shortest Managerial Reigns in English Football

5 of the Shortest Managerial Reigns in English Football

It’s become synonymous with modern football in England that managers aren’t given enough time to stamp their authority on clubs, with the average life spans of the men in the hot seat shortening by the season. But even by today’s standards, some tenures have been ridiculously short. Let’s take a look back at five which […]

Which Football Club is the Oldest? Sheffield FC: In Profile

Which Football Club is the Oldest? Sheffield FC: In Profile

Contrary to popular belief that Notts County are the first football club to form that are still around today, this accolade, in fact, belongs to non-league outfit, Sheffield FC. But just how old are they, and what’s their story? When Were Sheffield FC Formed? ‘Sheffield Club’, as they are known in the Yorkshire city, were […]

Financial Fair Play: Which Teams Have Been Punished?

Financial Fair Play: Which Teams Have Been Punished?

In a rather hollow attempt to level the playing field (at least, as much as you can nowadays), UEFA’s Financial Fair Play has been in use for the best part of the last decade, to prevent clubs from spending more than they earn, thus threatening their long-term financial stability. FFP takes into account both incomings […]

Just How Bad Are San Marino?

Just How Bad Are San Marino?

Ranked joint-bottom with Anguilla in 209th in the FIFA World Rankings (as of October 2019), San Marino have long garnered themselves a reputation for being Europe’s biggest whipping boys. Perhaps it’s no surprise, really, since they are were only given FIFA accreditation as recently as 1986, are a microstate with a tiny population of less […]

8 Of The Worst Own Goals In Football Ever

8 Of The Worst Own Goals In Football Ever

Just as an unstoppable free-kick or a 30-yard screamer right into the top corner can be a thing of beauty, so too, in its own special way, can a player putting the ball through his own net. Especially when it’s a nonchalant pass back from the defender which his goalkeeper completely misreads, leaving him in […]

Which Football Club has the Most Trophies? Al Ahly SC: In Profile

Which Football Club has the Most Trophies? Al Ahly SC: In Profile

It’s not Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester or Liverpool. It’s not even either Rangers or Celtic, however much a two-party system Scottish football may seem. No, the most decorated club is, in fact, Egyptian giants Al Ahly Sporting Club, with an astonishing 118 honours to their name. But just who are Al Ahly? And how have […]