Roy Hodgson: Forty-Four Years a Football Manager

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Against the odds, Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace toppled Manchester United in their own backyard last weekend to make it two wins from two this campaign. Having been among the favourites to go down, it appears there is still plenty of life in 73-year-old Hodgson and his South London squad. His longevity certainly makes you wonder where […] READ MORE


The Legend of Joe Delaney

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Nowadays it seems every time an NFL player is mentioned in the news it is for something terrible. Whether it is for domestic violence, drugs, or drinking and driving, it always seems like another NFL player is in trouble. This story, however, is not about them.  It is about a player who gave his life […] READ MORE


Red Devils v The Reds the History Behind the Derby

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It’s the Red Devils v the Reds, the great derby of the Northwest, one side chanting glory, glory Man United, while the other sings, you’ll never walk alone. The two most famous clubs in English footballing history, Manchester United v Liverpool will add another chapter to their rivalry this Saturday afternoon. There are many great […] READ MORE


Riders All-Time Team

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In 1985, the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders celebrated their 75th anniversary as a franchise by naming the Riders All-Time team. In 2010, for the 100th anniversary the fans of the organization were asked to select the aptly named Riders All-Century team. READ MORE




Thierry Henry: His Ten Best Goals for Arsenal

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A handful of you may have read my own tribute to Thierry Henry a matter of days ago. Those of you who did will notice that I missed out quite a few of Thierry’s best moments in an Arsenal shirt: the goal against Tottenham; the one in the Bernabeu and much, much more. This feeling […] READ MORE


When Football Becomes a Battlefield, Quite Literally

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After Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was hit on the head with a plastic bottle in Sunday’s La Liga match at the Mestalla Stadium, Valencia vowed to ban the culprit for life. Struck while celebrating Sergio Busquets’ late winner, the 27-year-old maestro must have been asking one question: ‘Getting assaulted by a ‘fan’ or a Busquets […] READ MORE


Football Hooliganism: The Italian Connection

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“You stand your ground and fight.” A famous line from Green Street, a 2005 independent drama film about football hooliganism. Directed by Lexi Alexander, the violent depiction stars Elijah Wood, a man not exactly associated with aggressive roles. Appropriately labelled the beautiful game, football possesses an ugly, extremely ominous side. A cancer of sorts, hooliganism […] READ MORE


Indiana's 5 Greatest Old Oaken Bucket Victories

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There are many college football rivalries that have had a tendency to figure quite prominently from a national contention standpoint over the years. When you think of Alabama-Auburn, Ohio State-Michigan, Texas-Oklahoma, Florida State-Florida (and also Miami) and even Southern Cal-Notre Dame among a few others, you envision games that are not only hatefests but also […] READ MORE