Category: Football - Editorial (53 articles)

So many passes; so few attempts on goal – The impact of possession football on the top levels of the game

Posted: 19th June 2016

Back in 1968, when the 3rd European Championship finals took place in Italy (see programme above and below), it may sound like a blinding case of the obvious to say…

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Tags: Euro 2016, European Championships

News for fans of the Hammers and the Tractor Boys – Book signing for John Lyall: A Life in Football

Posted: 25th November 2014

  The Event – Book signing for John Lyall: A Life in Football by Dr Phil Stevens (Apex Publishing Ltd 2014) The Time – Saturday 29th November, 1.30pm onwards. The Place…

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Tag: Phil Stevens

Goodbye Gaffer – My tribute to Sussex football’s Ken Swallow, the man with the big heart

Posted: 6th October 2014

If you ask me to remember one thing about Ken Swallow, immediately, I’d tell you about his smile. It’s no surprise to me that the photo above (courtesy of West…

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A defender, a doppleganger and a defeat – Droylsden v New Mills: Evostick Northern Premier League Division 1 North

Posted: 20th August 2014

The defender was Alex Frost, Droylsden’s new centre back. The doppleganger was Uncle Graham, a member of the Frost family. The defeat was for Droylsden as the Bloods lost their…

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Groundhog day for the England football team – Emotions are fired up yet again as the anatomy of England’s World Cup demise is analysed

Posted: 22nd June 2014

Bill Murray and Andy MacDowell, the stars of the film Groundhog Day were, of course, no-where in sight. But Steve McClaren and his umbrella, ‘the wally with the brolly’, as…

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