“If you can’t make a difference, you don’t want to be a tourist”: John Brewer on the beginnings of sport science and Italy 1990

Brewer was the first sport scientist to ever travel with an England team to the World Cup, and has worked with everyone from teenage footballers to Terry Butcher. (St. Mary's University photo) John Brewer was the FA’s first sports scientist and the first person in his field to travel to a

England vs Germany – Gripes, Tripe and Overhype!

On paper, the England vs Germany fixture held at Wembley in November had the potential to be a classic. Both teams were teeming with talent, with the German's fielding the likes of Mesut Ozil and Leroy Sane whist England were galvanised by the inclusion of....Jake Livermore. With England set to face

The truth behind England’s Nazi salute

It is an image that, in retrospect, seems intuitively abhorrent. An extraordinary political concession. After all, a team these days would never be seen singing the opponent’s national anthem let alone seemingly endorsing their politics. However, before this image of England’s football team saluting the Nazi regime in 1938 is used

One step too far: a requiem for the Panini football sticker

Got, got need: Panini stickers are back! Cue the inevitable blitz of your local newsagent, the frustration as you tear open a pack only to be met with your 16th adhesive likeness of Graeme Le Saux, and the impromptu swap markets that will spring up in every park, office and school

“Growing up in England, I’d never heard of Walter and what he’d been through” – Danny Rose on Walter Tull

Tottenham MP David Lammy has called for Walter tull to be awarded the Military Cross 100 years after his death. Current Tottenham Hotspur players Danny Rose and Dele Alli have called for Walter Tull to be awarded the Military Cross. Earlier this morning, David Lammy. MP for Tottenham sent a letter to the Prime Minister calling on the government to award the former Spurs and Northampton player the Military

20th Anniversary of France 1998: Robert Pires relives France’s historic World Cup triumph

France and Arsenal legend Robert Pires revealed that he has "no longer had to pay for restaurants and nightclubs" following his country’s joyous World Cup win on home turf in 1998. In what was a memorable World Cup blessed with the likes of Paolo Maldini, Ronaldo, Davor Suker, Dennis Bergkamp and

Don’t Crack Podcast: Episode 9 – Myth Busting & Beards with Hugh Woozencroft

In the ninth addition of the Don't Crack Podcast we are joined by BBC Sport journalist and Twitter phenomenon Hugh Woozencroft! Sporting myths are this weeks theme, and we also talk about team branding and why the beard is making a comeback in newsrooms across the country. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST BELOW: https://soundcloud.com/user-303248527/dont-crack-e9-with-hugh-woozencroft Adam

Since 1955 Podcast: Spurs and PSG out, Chelsea and United…in?

https://soundcloud.com/user-821454638/since-1955-second-leg-recappreview Adam Samuel and Aramide Oladipo from the "Don't Crack" podcast sit in to chat about Spurs devastating collapse against Juventus, Madrid defeating PSG, Chelsea's chances against Barca and United hosting Seville!