Why Footballers Deserve to Behave Like Children
The infantilising mechanics of elite football's production line have a lot to answer for.
Newcastle's Cock-Waving 'Windmill Willy' and the Tyranny of the Football Group Chat
The group chat – where history's worst ideas have a home.
'The Mexican Wave Was a Spin-Out' – Fans Remember Watching Football On Drugs
"I thought Barcelona were trying to personally humiliate me by scoring more goals."
What Football Transfer Gossip Tells Us About the Way the UK Sees the World
Football tells us a great deal about England and how it sees the rest of the world.
An Ode to England's Most Memeable Footballer
Every era has its cult players. In the 2010s, ours were meme footballers – and one man, Phil Jones, stands out as the first among equals.
Why the British Insist On Battering Each Other When We're Drunk
I have a theory explaining why Brits love to fight after a night out – and the same theory explains why football has become more tribal than ever.
'Ladhood' Nails Life as a Suburban Teenager in Early 2000s Britain
We spoke to the show's creator, Liam Williams, about mining his memories for a TV show that will bring a smile to anyone who grew up in a small British town.
Freddie Ljungberg Became Arsenal's Latest Fall Guy Almost Immediately
At a club once known for its dignity, it took just 42 home minutes for fans to turn on the former 'Invincible'.
The Return of José, English Football's Maddest Bastard
Hello darkness, my old friend.
Leicester Are Becoming the Team They Once Were
Partly thanks to Caglar Soyuncu, their new teenage vampire prince.
Seven Things You'll Only Remember If You Watched Football in 2019
Chat box trolls! Worrying about Alan Brazil! Cocaine!
At Arsenal, Mesut Özil Is a Man Out of Place
His legion of fanboys might argue otherwise, but the squad's one-time star is now a phantom of a footballer.