Conor Pope is the former Online Editor of FourFourTwo, overseeing all digital content. He plays football regularly, and has a large, discerning and ever-growing collection of football shirts from around the world.
He supports Blackburn Rovers and holds a season ticket with south London non-league side Dulwich Hamlet. His main football passions include Tugay, the San Siro and only using a winter ball when it snows.
With wind, rain and falling leaves on their way, here are five easy steps to keeping your artificial pitch looking spick-and-span – as well as safe to use
Conor Lane was 24 when a challenge in a football match led him to the doctor – and a cancer diagnosis. Now, with Macmillan, he wants to make sure men don't ignore potential warning signs
REVIEW The Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 football boots are perfect for those who rely on speed, and help improve your close-ball control
STADIUMS There are eight World Cup 2022 stadiums in Qatar, purpose-built for this unusual winter tournament
Wolfsburg forward Jonas Wind says he'd love the chance to play for Arsenal at some point in his career
Barcelona attempted to sign the Manchester City star in the summer – and now their bid is back on
The new Chelsea boss will hit the ground running by attempting to bring in Josko Gvardiol in January
QUOTES Erling Haaland has hit the ground running at Manchester City – but Borussia Dortmund's sporting director was pleased to see go
WORLD CUP ODDS Who are the World Cup 2022 favourites to win? We look at the best odds for England, Brazil, France and every other side heading to Qatar
HISTORY When the British monarch passed away in 1952, football matches continued and paid their respects to the king
West Ham United's Europa League fixture on Thursday night will still take place following the death of British monarch Queen Elizabeth II
Manchester United's Europa League fixture on Thursday night will still take place following the death of British monarch Queen Elizabeth II
HIRED! Chelsea have announced that Graham Potter is their new head coach, with a deal that will run until 2027
CHELSEA Brighton manager Graham Potter has emerged as the favourite to replace Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea – but he won't come for free
Auf wiedersehen! Chelsea confirm they have parted company with head coach Thomas Tuchel after a stuttering start to the season
PREDICTIONS Who's going to win the 30th edition of the Champions League? Our esteemed team place their bets…
Quiz Five European trophies sparkle in the Old Trafford cabinet - but who brought glory, glory to Man United?
Incoming Conservative prime minister Liz Truss professes to be a supporter of a Championship club – but will it affect her approach to policy-making around football?
DEADLINE DAY Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on his way to Chelsea just seven months after joining Barcelona
NEWS Bournemouth haven't won in the league since the opening day of the season, and have suffered three consecutive defeats
LIVE! Manchester United, Arsenal and West Ham know their fates after the Europa League and Europa Conference League group stage draws
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