Returning Players: Joey Beauchamp

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Welcome to Last Word on Footballs ‘Returning Players’ Series. In this edition, we take a look at midfielder Joey Beauchamp. Having come through the academy at Oxford United, Beauchamp would go on to make 145 appearances for the U’s before joining West Ham United. However, his time in east London didn’t work out and, despite […] READ MORE






Returning Players: Matty Taylor

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Welcome to Last Word on Footballs ‘Returning Players’ Series. In this edition, we take a look at striker Matty Taylor. Taylor began his career at his hometown club, Oxford United, where he came through the academy. The striker made 11 appearances for the U’s before his release as a teenager in 2009. However, as a […] READ MORE


Lucas Digne Signs Everton Contract Extension

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Everton defender Lucas Digne has signed a new deal with the club, with his previous contract due to expire in the summer of 2023. Manager Carlo Ancelotti confirmed on Friday, February 12 that the club were close to extending the Frenchman’s stay at Goodison Park. Lucas Digne Signs Everton Contract Extension Until 2025 Digne a […] READ MORE


Returning Players: Sir Stanley Matthews

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Welcome to Last Word on Footballs ‘Returning Players’ Series. In this edition, we take a look at winger, or outside forward as he was known at the time, Sir Stanley Matthews. Matthews came through the youth setup at Stoke City and was on the books from 1932 until 1947. He made a switch to Blackpool, […] READ MORE


Returning Players: Wayne Rooney

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Welcome to Last Word on Footballs ‘Returning Players’ Series. In this edition, we take a look at former striker Wayne Rooney. Rooney joined the Everton youth team aged nine and made his professional debut for the club just seven years later as a 16-year-old. He famously scored a winning goal against Arsenal and netted a […] READ MORE