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Stateside Spurs

Through my involvement with Arlington Spurs, an official Tottenham supporters club in Northern Virginia, I get to learn the stories of how people came to support Spurs. Some were indoctrinated before they realized they had a choice in the matter by English (or anglophile) relatives, some randomly chose Spurs as their team during late-night games […]

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The Highlight Reel: Francesco Totti

Rome has borne witness to the treacherous knife of Caesar’s beloved Brutus, the vengeful sword of Russell Crowe’s Maximus Decimus Meridius. But few weapons have done more damage than the feet of Francesco Totti. For 25 years – a career spanning some 600 games and 250 goals – L’Ottavo Re di Roma (The Eighth King […]

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The Claret Life

With the new season in it’s infancy, Burnley find themselves back in the Football League after a very topsy-turvy campaign that nearly saw them stay up on the final day of the 21/22 Premier League Season. As host of the YouTube Channel (Turf Moorhouse TV) It seemed like a good idea at the time to […]

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Mud, Blood and Studs.

It’s all about origins – whether through work, friendships, or eventual relationships – the question about your family background always comes up. Most often, you mention your parents and where they are from. Or you might talk about your grandparents, especially if they came from another country, or discuss where you’ve lived and why. However, […]

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World Cup Countdown

32 Nations from 5 confederations will all compete in the first World Cup finals in it’s 92 year history to be held in the Arab World. The FIFA World Cup has taken place on 21 occasions so far with Brazil being the most successful nation winning 5 titles to date with Germany and Italy behind […]

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Women’s football: 50 years in the wilderness.

The women’s game has certainly gone through a rollercoaster ride throughout the decades. Starting with the first women’s game taking place between the North and South of England back in 1895. The outbreak of World War 1 in 1914 had a big impact on the women’s game when men’s competitive football stopped in England with […]

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The Highlight Reel: George Weah

Mention George Weah’s name to anyone of a certain vintage and it conjures up a quintessentially 90s image: An impossibly hirsute James Richardson, sitting next to an impossibly large pastry in an Italian café, reading headlines from an impossibly larger bright pink newspaper. Weah was a mainstay of Channel 4’s Italian football extravaganza. Whether it […]

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When The Yanks tamed El Tri

The United States’ improbable run through the 2002 World Cup was highlighted by the most important victory in team history. Today marks the 20-year anniversary of the 2-0 win over Mexico in the Round of 16, which gave the team its first knockout-round victory and confirmed the Dos a Cero legend. This victory helped the […]

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The ten greatest players to never grace a World Cup

The World Cup is described as the greatest trophy in football and often regarded the place to see the best players in the world battle it out. While we’ve been treated to players like Pele and Maradona there are many players deemed legendary who never had the chance to grace the field during a World […]

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Finale

Sid Lambert is a 43-year-old man playing Retro Football Manager on his iPhone. He’s gone back to 1995/96 to take over Newcastle United and put right what once went wrong: beat Manchester United to the title. And he’d love it if he beat them. Love it. Nine games. Nine games remain to rewrite history. Nine […]

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