The 2018 FIFA World Cup

Here's Everyone You'll Watch the World Cup With

From fair-weather patriots and mansplainers to estranged friends and yer da, here are all the people you're going to hang out with during Russia 2018.
Will Magee
6.8.18
paul robinson

Here’s To You, Paul Robinson, Football Loves You More Than You Will Know

Woa-oa-oa!
Will Magee
7.26.17
diego costa's instagram

How Social Media Has Become a Tool of Psychological Warfare During the Transfer Window

With Diego Costa flaunting an Atletico Madrid shirt on Instagram this week, it’s clear that social media has become another medium for transfer mind games. So how effective is it?
Will Magee
7.26.17
Andrés Escobar

How Colombia’s 1994 World Cup Campaign Led To The Murder of Andres Escobar

Having been tipped by some to win the 1994 World Cup, an own goal from Andres Escobar helped to end Colombia’s dream at the group stage. Five days later, he was shot dead in a nightclub parking lot in Medellin.
Will Magee
7.24.17
diaspora football clubs

Meet Guru Nanak FC, The Football Club Bridging The Divide Between the Punjab and Gravesend

While one might imagine that there is a significant cultural gulf between India and suburban Kent, Guru Nanak FC have done much to forge a bond between the two. Now a multicultural football club, they have their roots in the local Sikh community.
Will Magee
7.13.17
football casuals

Why Is Casual Culture Still Relevant In Football and Fashion?

Whether on social media, fan forums or niche online clothing outlets, the look and lifestyle of the football casual still appeals to many people. So why is this decades-old phenomenon still relevant?
Will Magee
7.12.17
the legend of golden balls

How David Beckham Became Football’s First Truly Global Brand

Though many players of the nineties and noughties were at least as iconic as Beckham, and several more talented, ‘Golden Balls’ broke the corporate mould like no other. Here’s how he ceased to be a footballer and became a brand instead.
Will Magee
7.11.17
racism in boxing

A History of Racial Epithets In Boxing

From the time of Jack Johnson all the way up to the nineties heyday of British boxing, race has been used to define fighters and ethnicity used to sell fights.
Will Magee
7.10.17
Football

How David Beckham Became Football’s First Truly Global Brand

‘Golden Balls’ broke the corporate mould like no other. Here’s how he ceased to be a footballer and became a brand.
Will Magee
7.9.17
come on tim!

The Cult: Tim Henman

Henman was an inherently British hero, the awkward letdown who we loved regardless. The crowds still shout his name at Wimbledon, it’s definitely still funny, and that makes him worthy of The Cult.
Will Magee
7.5.17
football kits

Why Are People So Obsessed With New Football Kits?

Despite the fact that kit launches are little more than PR stunts and the strips themselves are increasingly generic, the circus which surrounds the arrival of new kits still thrives. Why are we still interested?
Will Magee
7.4.17
conor benn

Conor Benn On The Future, His Ink and Growing Up With ‘The Dark Destroyer’

Ahead of his return to the ring on the undercard of Frank Buglioni vs. Ricky Summers, Conor Benn speaks to VICE Sports about the life of a fighter and being the son of a boxing icon.
Will Magee
7.3.17
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