Euro 2016

y meseia tawel

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.
Leon Barton
premier league

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.
Will Magee
the vikings

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.
Ágata Xavier

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.
Angus Harrison
clattenburg breaks free from the shackles of society

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.
Will Magee

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?
Joseph Flynn
corporate coups in international football

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.
UK Sports Staff

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.
DJ Pangburn
Euro 2016

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.
Will Magee
must try harder

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.
Will Magee
second is nowhere

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.
Toby Sprigings
touching moth

"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."
Benedikt Niessen