A Deep Dive Into the Football Stadium 'Poogate' Fiasco
This weekend, a young man was accused of shitting in the stands at Sunderland football club. It turns out that this accusation was untrue. Now, unsurprisingly, we have some questions.
Hull Patties Are the Deep-Fried Potato Snack Everyone Should Know About
You can’t watch a football game in Hull without eating a Hull pattie, herby mashed potato fried in beef dripping and served with chips.
the North South divide
How London's Economic Dominance is Strangling Football in the North-East
London's status as the centre of finance, culture and politics affects every other part of Britain, but nowhere more than the north-east. This is reflected in the region's football clubs, which are struggling to compete with their southern rivals.
joel golby and other less famous writers
We Asked VICE Staff About Their Worst Experiences at the Football
A selection of embittered VICE staff relive some absolutely shite days out at football grounds.
north east football on a madwun
The Rebirth of South Shields, Julio Arca and Non-League Football in the North East
Not too long ago, South Shields FC were down on their luck and Julio Arca was playing pub football. Having teamed up in the interim, they – and non-league football in the North East – are flying high.
An Ode to Jermain Defoe, English Football's Great Survivor
Three years ago Jermain Defoe appeared obsolete and had departed English football for Major League Soccer. Few could have predicted his prolific late-career resurrection, nor the vital role he would play at struggling Sunderland.
Rating Every Premier League Club’s Festive Merchandise In Order Of Christmassiness
With the commemoration of the birth of Our Lord coming up, we have decided to get to the bottom of what Christmas is all about – football clubs selling obscene amounts of merch.
arbitrary hemingway references
For Whom The Bell Tolls: Previewing Sunderland vs. Leicester
In the last of this week’s Premier League Previews, we assess what could be a decisive fixture for Claudio Ranieri and David Moyes.
the balletic grace of philippe coutinho
Hold Me Closer Tiny Dancer: Reviewing Liverpool vs. Sunderland
In the final part of our Premier League Review, we look at what Philippe Coutinho’s injury might mean for Liverpool’s potential title tilt.
concise summary: sunderland are in deep shit
Return Of The Relegation Six Pointer: Previewing Sunderland vs. Hull
In our final Premier League Preview, we look to the endemic hyperinflation that is gripping the bottom part of the table.
spilling pot noodle over the annual sales report
High Times For Middle Management: Reviewing The Premier League Relegation Battle
In the penultimate portion of our Premier League Review, we sing the praises of the sad, washed-up middle management types in charge of Sunderland, Swansea and Hull.
The Revitalisation Of The Moody Front Man: In Praise Of Diego Costa and Olivier Giroud
In the final Premier League Review of the week, we laud two of the moodiest strikers in the top flight.