Jack Rodwell and the long road to redemption

Lazy, a bad attitude, and arrogant. Not three qualities that you’d look for in a new signing; but they are just some of the criticisms levelled at Blackburn Rovers’ new signing Jack Rodwell from Sunderland supporters. Since the signing was announced, it has been hard to find a single Black Cats fan with anything positive…

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Brazil vs Scotland 1998

They say that you always remember your first. Mine was France ’98. Cast your mind back 20 years. Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal had just won the league and cup double, current England manager Gareth Southgate was plying his trade at Aston Villa, and Trent Alexander-Arnold had yet to be born(!!) My only experience of watching an…

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This is South Korea

It’s hard to think of a World Cup without South Korea. In fact, this is the ninth consecutive time that they’ve qualified, and their tenth in total. However, they’ve only twice qualified from their group, and have never won a knockout match without going to extra time. Their exploits at the 2002 World Cup still…

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A Tale of Two Dons: From Foundations to League One

It’s been a long time coming for football fans in south-west London. Over 15 years to be exact.  On May 28th 2002, the FA backed a decision to allow the football club formerly known as Wimbledon FC to relocate to Milton Keynes. This move was seen as necessary by then-Wimbledon chairman Charles Koppel; he claimed that…

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