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The Enduring Significance of Walter Tull To English Football

As well as serving with distinction in the First World War, Tull was one of the first black footballers to grace the top tier of English football. Though his life was cut short, his legacy is alive and well.


‘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.


Stripped, Supplanted, Subverted: The Kafkaesque Fall Of Coventry City

Since taking over in 2007, hedge-fund owners Sisu have watched on as Coventry’s star has dwindled. Now without a manager, without infrastructure and seemingly without hope, the club’s problems look almost impossible to solve.


Shaq, the World's Biggest Northampton Town Fan, Has a Message for the Cobblers

Shaq is, if only in the most literal size-related sense, the world's biggest Northampton Town fan.


​Miracle in the Midlands: How Northampton Town Caught Shaq's Attention

Back from the brink of extinction, League Two side Northampton Town have enjoyed an incredible season that saw them become the first club in the Football League to clinch their title – and the only one to catch the attention of Shaquille O'Neal.


Clarke Carlisle Talks About Depression And Mental Health Ahead of London Marathon Run

In the aftermath of his retirement from football, Carlisle lost his “identity and belonging”. He attempted suicide. Now, he’s spoken about the difficulty of leaving professional sport behind.