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Articles tagged "football"

The Firm cast showing off their clobber.

The Fan  •  November 20, 2016  •  by Oliver Burnley

Football Casuals – Anything But

My sincerest apologies for this blatant stereotype, it is solely intended for explanatory purposes. First and foremost, the lad’s footwear; the Adidas Samba, to a Scouse lad, is what Jordan’s are to any basketball fan – unquestionably essential. Hopeless analogies aside, the widespread popularity of brands such as Adidas and Ellesse (represented by the lairy…


The Fan  •  May 21, 2015  •  by Kev McCready


‘The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there’. – LP Hartley. Like most people in Liverpool, I can remember where I was when they won the Champions League in 2005.  Due to poor booking skills and a dire need for a holiday, I was in my hotel room in Berlin.  I watched open-mouthed,…

By Jeff Gardner

The Fan  •  May 13, 2014  •  by Neil Whitehead

Greg Dyke Simulates Innovation

More than six months ago Greg Dyke, the newish chairman of the FA donned a red cape and assembled a group of fellow footballing superheroes in an effort to defeat the many villains of the English national team. But there was nothing superhuman about the conclusions drawn up by the commission. If anything Dyke’s Sky…

anelka new

The Fan  •  February 8, 2014  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Footballer Has Opinion

I’d been largely bored of Adolf Anelka-gate despite how the outrage spun over from the terraces to the media, to politicians and back again like a disapproving whirlwind. Now the French comedian involved, Dieudonné M’bala M’bala is banned from entering the UK. What exactly are we being protected from? Am sure most football fans had no idea…