Will Football Ever See a European Super League?

Will Football Ever See a European Super League?

It’s an idea that has been discussed for more than two decades now, and would change the world of football forever as we know it. But just what would a European Super League entail, and how likely is it to happen any time soon? And, more importantly, would it be right for football if it […]

Why Are Plymouth Argyle Called ‘Argyle’?

Why Are Plymouth Argyle Called ‘Argyle’?

There are a number of popular suffixes in English football. You can never be too far from a ‘City’, ‘United’ or ‘Town’, for instance, but ‘Argyle’, not so much. In fact, Plymouth Argyle are the only professional club to have this added on to their name, but how exactly did the unusual title come about […]

Is The Premier League’s 40-Point Safety Mark Really a Myth?

Is The Premier League’s 40-Point Safety Mark Really a Myth?

It’s the magic number for managers of each of the Premier League’s perennial firefighters. Get to 40 points, they say, and you’re safe from relegation. Indeed, even in Leicester’s incredible title-winning season, Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri, knowing his team were pre-season relegation favourites, continually reiterated the need to reach 40 points to the point where […]

How Did These 10 Players Get to Play in the Champions League!?

How Did These 10 Players Get to Play in the Champions League!?

From Messi to Ronaldo, Xavi to Pirlo, Maldini to Puyol and countless more, the Champions League has showcased football’s greatest talents on the grandest stage ever since it began in 1955. But for every legend of the tournament, there is another anomaly; the sort of player who would have you racking your brain wondering when […]

Forget the Ultras – Meet Football’s Most Truly Hardcore Fans

Forget the Ultras – Meet Football’s Most Truly Hardcore Fans

Every club has their crazily committed supporters. The ones who wake up at stupid o’clock to spend more hours on the motorway or the train than they spend asleep, sometimes with little reward at the end of it. But there are some fans in England who go beyond even that level of commitment. Few people […]

How Women’s Football Continues to Grow

How Women’s Football Continues to Grow

You’ve seen it all before. The slew of YouTube blooper reels from women’s football matches, the clips of Richard Keys and Andy Gray failing to contain their laughter at one such gaffe, the endless, trite conversations of the disparity between it and the men’s game. In truth, for years, it felt almost patronising to applaud […]