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The Last Days of Roy of the Rovers: Part 3

August 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

The third chapter of Seb's look at the final years of Britain's greatest football comic takes us into 1991 with a terrifying coach crash, a fortune-teller's curse, and... Kenny Dalglish?

Los Campesinos! & Football

February 2, 2015 // 3 Comments

Continuing our occasional "Bands and Football" series, Seb Patrick examines the deep relationship indie-pop titans Los Campesinos! have with the sport.

The Road to MOTD

August 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

As Match of the Day celebrates its 50th Anniversary, Simon Tyers takes us through the story of how weekly football highlights became the norm.

The Last Days of Roy of the Rovers: Part 2

July 22, 2014 // 1 Comment

Continuing our look at the closing years of Britain's most popular football comic, Seb Patrick finds the return of Hot-Shot Hamish more appealing than Roy Race's attempt at a hit single...

FIFA Backstories #4: The Wannabe Lannister

May 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

"As a Crystal Palace fan, I suspect he will dispatch me in the traditional way by dressing up as a giant model dinosaur and then catching fire. Or possibly send Andy Wilkinson to man-mark me."

Saint Etienne & Football

May 13, 2014 // 2 Comments

Kicking off an occasional series looking at the relationship between bands and football, Damon Threadgold picks through the career of Ligue 1-inspired indie/dance stalwarts Saint Etienne.

An Impossible Job

April 22, 2014 // 4 Comments

It's been a little over twenty years since Graham Taylor introduced the world to the phrase "Do I not like that". Simon Tyers looks back on a documentary that remains memorable, influential and grimly entertaining.

Remembering The Tennents’ Sixes

March 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

Scottish man Andrew Blair looks back on a uniquely Scottish piece of his Scottish football-watching childhood. In Scotland.

The Two Escobars

March 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

It's twenty years this summer since the 1994 World Cup - and since the death of Andres Escobar. Simon Tyers reviews ESPN's 2010 documentary, which examined the intertwined fates of the murdered player and his drug kingpin namesake.

Goal TV

March 12, 2014 // 2 Comments

The Likely Lads. Nick Hornby. David Coleman. Arthur Smith. And, uh... Chris Waddle's sex life? Seb Patrick takes a look back at the 1994 BBC2 theme night, discussing each individual segment with video clips.

The Last Days of Roy of the Rovers: Part 1

March 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Kicking off our series of articles looking at the closing years of Britain's most famous football comic, Seb Patrick explores the issues published in the summer of 1990.

World Cup USA ’94 (Mega Drive, 1994)

February 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Finding superb football games for the Sega Mega Drive is actually pretty tough. And U.S. Gold's World Cup USA '94 - the official game of the tournament - is no different, writes Chris Ledger.
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