The reluctant trailblazer: Julie Welch reflects on being Fleet Street’s first female football reporter

On August 25, 1973, two concurrent events occurred. Not only did Tottenham Hotspur lose 1-0 away to Coventry City in the first game of the Division One season, but Julie Welch became Fleet Street’s first female football reporter as she was sat in the old Highfield Road press box covering

Arsenal face Napoli and Chelsea draw Slavia Prague in Europa League quarter-final

Napoli were drawn against Arsenal in the most high-profile fixture of the Europa League quarter-final draw earlier this afternoon. Goals from Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang secured a 3-0 second leg victory at the Emirates Stadium against Rennes, overturning a first leg defeat and providing Unai Emery a chance to win

Believe, believe, believe says Brentford boss Thomas Frank ahead of tough Blackburn visit

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has lavished praised on the hardy character of his squad and their unfaltering belief ahead of Blackburn's visit to Griffin Park on Saturday. The Bees are 18th in the Championship — ten points clear of the relegation zone — and have won four of their last eight

The year in sport 2018: Football

Another year of football passes and we certainly weren't deprived of noteworthy events in 12 months that showcased both the beautiful and ugly sides of the game. This is the year in football, 2018. #MerciArsene Claude finally got his message across. "It's time to go." After 22 years, Arsene Wenger announced his decision to