Beer bellies, bad boots and fist fights – A day at Hackney Marshes

View the Hackney Marshes photo gallery above It hits you the second you step foot on Hackney Marshes. The smell. The wafts of freshly churned mud from a no-nonsense tackle, meandering up your nostrils and transporting you back to your youth. You’re an 11-year-old again, when nothing else mattered apart from football. The days

Prague Raptors: The small Czech club making a big difference

Football can be a cold place. Wherein gluttony rules and morals are lost. Where decisions are made in the pursuit of wealth to satisfy an insatiable greed, often to the neglect of social responsibility. Der Spiegel's allegations — laying bare the plans for a Super League, while exposing Manchester City and Paris

Behind the stats: An inside look at Opta Stats

Did you know that there are only two players in Premier League history to score a penalty with both feet? Bobby Zamora and Obafemi Martins, not exactly who you were expecting. Or that Manchester United have been behind for 395 minutes of games this season? Only the bottom three have been

VAR has arrived… But how many other rules are flawed?

With The Premier League planning to utilize VAR next season, here are six other rule changes that should be introduced for next year's Premier League as well as International and European Competitions. Give each ball boy and girl a match ball The Premier League is the richest league in the world, but

Manchester United’s decline since 2013 – what do the stats say?

November will always be a special month for Manchester United supporters. November 6th marks 32 years since Sir Alex Ferguson was appointed as the club’s new manager in 1986, and he signed a young Eric Cantona from Leeds United on November 26th 1992. Under Ferguson, United became England’s most successful football

“This is the best I’ve experienced” — Romaine Sawyers lifts the lid on the Brentford dressing room

Romaine Sawyers believes that the current Brentford dressing room is the best atmosphere he has experienced and insists there has been minimal disruption caused by Thomas Frank’s appointment. Frank replaced Aston Villa-bound Dean Smith last month, but had was Smith’s assistant for the previous two years. Continuity was the deciding factor