Many readers will remember the former Norwich City Justin Fashanu, who was one of English football’s biggest prospects at the beginning of the 1980s after bursting in to the Canaries’ first-team in 1979. However, as the decade progressed, his star waned and he had a rather difficult time of it, which saw him playing for […]Read more "Football vs Homophobia: 2016 Campaign well under way"
Football has been popular on the Falklands since the early 20th century, and the islands boast a national team, indoor football and a youth setup. However, the local league is not active at the moment, as local FA Chairman Michael Betts explains. “The league hasn’t been disbanded as such, but the Football Club decided not […]Read more "An Examination of Football: Falkland Islands"
For the Oceanian island nation of Tuvalu, time is well and truly running out. Climate change and global warming means that the sea levels near Tuvalu are rising 0.2 inches per year, which means that the country, that mainly comprises small islands and atolls, could well be rendered uninhabitable within 100 years. Boasting a population […]Read more "An Examination of Football: Tuvalu"
A collection of small low-lying islands spanning a total area of 16.03 kilometers, the Isles of Scilly lie off the southwestern tip of Cornwall. It’s an archipelago comprising over 140 islands and islets, just five of which are inhabited. With a population of over 2,000, football is very much a part of Scilly life, with […]Read more "An Examination of Football: The Isles of Scilly"
“We played football as Jimmy Hogan taught us. When our football history is told, his name should be written in gold letters.” – Gustav Sebes Jimmy Hogan’s name has been lost in British football dialect over time but the astute figure should be celebrated as one of the most influential Englishmen to coach the glorious […]Read more "Jimmy Hogan – The Fabled Tale of One of Football’s Greatest Pioneers"
‘The Greeks have made football history. It’s a sensation,’ hailed Greece’s German coach, the wily Otto Rehhagel. ‘There are always surprises. This time we are the surprise.’ And what a surprise they were. Greece, who had never so much as won a match in a tournament finals before, had just won Euro 2004. At […]Read more "Heaven and Hellas: Greece at Euro 2004"
The Tristan da Cunha archipelago, situated in the South Atlantic Ocean, comprises six main islands, along with dozens of smaller ones. Lying 1,243 miles away from the nearest inhabited land, it is as far from civilisation as is possible. As its name might incline, Tristan da Cunha is the largest island in the archipelago, and […]Read more "Tristan da Cunha FC: The Club Without an Opposition"