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I Was Banned from Watching My Football Team, So Had to Find Another Way in

After receiving a three-year stadium ban, Max had to come up with a clever way to watch Hamburg.
Max von Sinnen
The 2018 FIFA World Cup

So You Want to Be a Football Fan? Here's What You Should Know

The World Cup made you feel a genuine love and appreciation for the game, and now you want to go full-time? You, I'm afraid, are an idiot.
Dipo Faloyin
The 2018 FIFA World Cup

When Football Fans Give Up Supporting Their National Team

With the World Cup knockout stages approaching, and reality replacing hope, many fans are starting to remember why they hate watching their national side play.
Will Magee
The 2018 FIFA World Cup

Football Fans Told Us the Reasons They've Accidentally Missed Iconic Moments

"I missed Italy's winner against Germany in the 2006 World Cup semi-final because I was being wrestled."
Will Magee

18 Photos of British Football and Its Beautiful Fans

Stuart Roy Clarke is Britain's finest football photographer.
Clive Martin

This Guy Tattooed an Entire Football Shirt on His Torso

Forty percent of Maurício dos Anjos' body is now covered in the black and red stripes of his team, Flamengo.
Rafael Luis Azevedo
the decline of the premier league matchday

Squeezed Fans, Silent Stadiums: The Myth of Premier League Atmosphere

While the Premier League product is dependent on the idea of raucous matchday experiences, the marketing rarely matches the reality. So, how can we reverse the trend of declining atmospheres in our top-flight grounds?
Paul Walker-Emig
VICE Sports

How Scottish Football Fans Became the SNP's Most Effective Opposition

Primarily aimed at stamping out sectarianism, the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act (OFBA) ranks among the SNP's most divisive pieces of legislation. Questions are now being asked about whether the act should be scrapped altogether.
Graham Ruthven
looks a bit like the bloke from king of the hill in fairness

Man Inspires Transcendant Artistic Experience With Tattoo Of Carlisle United Boss Keith Curle

Who would have thought that the greatest creative endeavour of the century would have involved an inadvertent collaboration between Peter Andre and Keith Curle?
Will Magee

How Football Firms Mix Far-Right Elements with Multiculturalism

Mostly, what the press sees as neo-Nazi insignia doesn't jar with mixed ethnicities and religions in the way you'd think.
Nick Chester
coventry city in crisis

‘A Club Without A Home’: First-Hand Experiences From The Exile Of Coventry City

When Coventry were exiled to Northampton for the 2013/14 season, reporter Simon Gilbert decided to write a book about the trauma and togetherness of the experience. We spoke to him about watching Coventry miles from their true home.
Will Magee
big sam necking a pint of chablis

Reflections On The Sam Allardyce Scandal: Bowing Out With A Pint Of Wine

With Big Sam in the shit after an undercover sting by The Telegraph, we explore the biggest question thrown up by the investigation: seriously, is he drinking a pint of fucking wine?
Will Magee