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The Cult: Joe Allen
Though he's now plying his trade in the heart of Brexitland, Joe Allen is very much a European – rather than British – footballer. As divine in his midfield performances as he is in appearance, the Welshman is a worthy inductee to The Cult.
Six Strange Months in the Life of Jamie Vardy
Having undergone a meteoric rise over the past few seasons, the last six months have been strangely static for Jamie Vardy. That seemed to change this weekend, or so he will hope.
Gallery: The Unexpected Football Pitches of Iceland
When photographer Ágata Xavier travelled to Iceland, he found goalposts everywhere. These are some of the best images he captured in the home of football's favourite underdogs.
What Happened to the UK's 'Revolutionary Summer of 2016'?
Somewhere between Corbyn and Smith, Leadsom and May, Hodgson and Allardyce, Leave and Remain, the great British summertime turned into white noise – best ignored in the hope it would go away.
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Mark Clattenburg Gets Champions League Tattoo, Realises His Truest Self
Mark Clattenburg, the last lad home from a big night out in ‘Beefa, completely blitzed on WKDs, proudly showing off his ‘Champions League final ref, 2k16’ tattoo. Magnificent.
Welsh Beach Touch Rugby Match Descends Into Brawl
This has been the summer of Wales. Why not celebrate it with a brawl during a beach touch-rugby match?
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When It Comes To International Football, Is Nike’s Corporate Dominance Starting To Show?
The sportswear behemoth dominated the Euro 2016 and Copa America finals this summer and, for the moment at least, looks to have a lead role on the international stage.
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A Highlight Reel of Euro 2016 Comes to Life on a Newspaper
Animators Wriggles and Robbins return with ‘Doodling Between the Headlines,' a stop-motion animation which features a fan and newspapers.
Triumph, Beauty and Eternal Glory: Ranking The Best Teams at Euro 2016
In our final glance back at the tournament, we assess the sides who really lit up proceedings and attempt to rank them in arbitrary fashion.
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Oh, What Could Have Been: Ranking The Also-Rans at Euro 2016
With Euro 2016 soon to fade in the memory, here's a reminder of which teams almost did something special at the tournament, yet didn't quite see things through.
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The Cult: Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo cannot countenance being second, and will not tolerate a modicum of failure. As such, he's exactly the sort of character who belongs in The Cult.
"I found 50 Dead Moths in My Camera Bag" – We Asked a Photographer About the Euro 2016 Moth Plague
"We couldn’t protect ourselves and we couldn’t escape – they were everywhere."