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.
Will Magee
british food

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.
Josh Barrie
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.
Alex Hess
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.
VICE Staff
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.
Dan Robinson
sunderland's saviour

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.
Alex Hess
Christmas #Content

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.
Will Magee
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.
Will Magee
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.
Will Magee
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.
Will Magee
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.
Will Magee
premier league

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.
Will Magee