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23 December 2019
What happened to football on Christmas Day? The lost history of a Victorian tradition
Football was once as much of a Christmas Day staple as the Queen's Speech and pigs in blankets – but was it all festive fun or just a freezing farce?
dons his silly hat...
1 October 2019
Henrik Larsson to Southend? Beware: 10 legends who suffered nightmares in lower-league dugouts
Champions League winner Larsson is a surprise candidate for the Shrimpers job. Yet going down the leagues to make your name as a manager isn't easy...
28 August 2019
How realistic is a salary cap for clubs in the Football League? We asked an expert…
Bury have met their tragic fate, and Bolton’s two-week countdown has begun. As football finance guru Kieran Maguire points out, clubs’ wage bills are the major concern with secure futures
27 August 2019
10 of football's most eventful (and amusing) debuts
Romelu Lukaku enjoyed a goal on his Inter Milan debut – but that's run of the mill compared to these madcap first matches
15 August 2019
Quiz! How many 2019/20 Football League clubs' nicknames can you recall?
Some are obvious, others baffling - it's time to test your knowledge of these sides' secondary monikers
25 July 2019
“I was all over the place mentally” – Taylor Moore: from Lens to ultimate lows – but back in Bristol with a point to prove
The English centre-back made his Ligue 1 debut aged 17 and won the U17 Euros in 2014 – but then it all went wrong. Ryan Baldi hears his story
21 May 2019
Chris Powell: Black managers aren’t fired sooner, there just aren’t enough of us
Chris Powell does not believe clubs are quicker to fire black managers than white managers and feels the real issue is the small pool of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people represented in the dugout.
26 April 2019
Welcome to Southend United – where (almost) everything is going wrong
The Shrimpers weren’t expected to struggle after a promising end to last season, but a dismal 2019 has left the Essex club in serious danger of dropping