The 2018 FIFA World Cup

The World Cup Match That Spawned a Decades-Old Conspiracy Theory

When Argentina thrashed Peru at the knockout stages of the 1978 World Cup, the result led many to mutter darkly about fixes, political interference, and corruption at the highest level.
Will Magee
6.7.18
this weekend in the premier league

Return of the Moyes: This Weekend in the Premier League

With West Ham an absolute shitshow at this point and managerial change in the air, the long shadow of David Moyes looms over English football once more.
Will Magee
11.6.17
premier league

Mourinho the Magnificent: This Weekend in the Premier League

Football has been happening again, and I'm delighted to announce that Jose Mourinho is up to his old tricks.
Will Magee
10.30.17
soccer

What's Behind Football's Enduring Anti-Semitism Problem?

While anti-semitism is hardly a new problem for European football, it is one of the most persistent forms of discrimination in the game.
Will Magee
10.19.17
soccer

Decline of the Hard Lad: This Weekend in the Premier League

Crystal Palace finally scored a goal!
Will Magee
10.16.17
world cup controversies

How The 2002 World Cup Became The Most Controversial Tournament in Recent Memory

The 2002 World Cup is remembered as the tournament of Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo. However, thanks to referees, the golden goal rule and South Korea, it is also considered one of the most contentious of all time.
Will Magee
7.18.17
football casuals

Why Is Casual Culture Still Relevant In Football and Fashion?

Whether on social media, fan forums or niche online clothing outlets, the look and lifestyle of the football casual still appeals to many people. So why is this decades-old phenomenon still relevant?
Will Magee
7.11.17

A History of Racial Epithets In Boxing

From the time of Jack Johnson all the way up to the nineties heyday of British boxing, race has been used to define fighters and ethnicity used to sell fights.
Will Magee
7.7.17
the legend of golden balls

How David Beckham Became Football’s First Truly Global Brand

Though many players of the nineties and noughties were at least as iconic as Beckham, and some more talented, ‘Golden Balls’ broke the corporate mould like no other. Here’s how he ceased to be a footballer and became a brand instead.
Will Magee
7.7.17
football kits

Why Are People So Obsessed With New Soccer Kits?

Despite the fact that kit launches are little more than PR stunts and the strips themselves are increasingly generic, the circus which surrounds the arrival of new kits still thrives. Why are we still interested?
Will Magee
7.5.17
hillsborough and grenfell

Why Are People Comparing The Grenfell Tower Fire To The Hillsborough Disaster?

In the aftermath of the deadly fire in Grenfell Tower, parallels have been drawn to the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans at Hillsborough. Both disasters have their roots in institutional negligence and a lack of care for working-class citizens.
Will Magee
6.28.17
the transfer window

The Semi-Definitive Guide To Transfer Window Cliches

From ‘swoops’ and ‘raids’ to summer war chests, here’s a concise summary of all the bollocks football fans will have to hear this transfer window.
Will Magee
6.27.17
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