“People pay subscriptions and licensing fees to hear articulate insight”: Garth Crooks on football punditry and his playing career

Garth Crooks opens up to the Sports Gazette by discussing his insights about the state of football punditry, and reflects on his professional career which spanned for 14 years in the English game. Tottenham supporters will surely have fond memories of the striker as he helped the North London club secure

“I wasn’t being judged on how well I could play”: Jaiyah Saelua on being the first transgender international footballer

Archie Thompson is a name synonymous with the most obscure of sporting trivia. On 11 April 2001, the centre-forward scored thirteen times as Australia set a seemingly unbreakable world record, beating American Samoa 31-0 in an infamous FIFA World Cup qualifier. It is a record that those who inhabit the tiny

From Baresi, Maldini and Baggio to Astori, Darmian and Immobile. Where has it all gone wrong in Italian football?

There was a time when Serie A and the Italian national team took centre stage in world football. Not only were the world’s mightiest players honing their skills in the boot-looking country but the Squadra Azzurra’s wealth of talent, unique way of defending and tactical intelligence were impossible to ignore. But things

Diego Maradona seeks Argentina comeback

Football legend and former Argentina national team manager Diego Maradona felt inspired after seeing his  country lose to Nigeria 4-2 in a friendly on Tuesday. Feeling the need to criticise current manager Jorge Sampaoli for surrendering a 2-0 lead, Maradona decided to compare his managerial record with his national job

World Cup Play-offs: eight national teams, eight key players

Northern Ireland, Switzerland, Croatia, Greece, Sweden, Italy, Denmark and Republic of Ireland are the eight european teams fighting for the last four placements that give access to the World Cup next year. The play-offs start this Thursday and as in every knockout stage played in two legs, teams are unlikely