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Why Footballers Deserve to Behave Like Children

The infantilising mechanics of elite football's production line have a lot to answer for.
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2.14.20
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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.
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2.9.20
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'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."
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1.31.20
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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.
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1.23.20
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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.
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1.11.20
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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.
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1.9.20
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'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.
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1.8.20
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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'.
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12.6.19
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The Return of José, English Football's Maddest Bastard

Hello darkness, my old friend.
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11.21.19
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Leicester Are Becoming the Team They Once Were

Partly thanks to Caglar Soyuncu, their new teenage vampire prince.
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11.8.19
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Seven Things You'll Only Remember If You Watched Football in 2019

Chat box trolls! Worrying about Alan Brazil! Cocaine!
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11.2.19
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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.
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10.22.19
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