You get bags more buzz at Burton

You have to love a League Cup away. There was an appetite for that last night. An appetite on the pitch and an appetite on the terraces. Yes, actual terraces. Burton Albion have three years to get rid of those terraces. While the introduction of all-seater stadiums hasn’t stopped supporters standing at football matches, it […]

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Becoming A Spectacle?

His glasses keep falling off celebrating. It’s only a matter of time before a lucrative *Specsavers contract falls his way. *Other optical enhancement outlets are available. Jürgen Klopp embraced Saido Mane and the boys on the touchline last Sunday at Arsenal like many of us would greet news of a new left back. When he […]

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Wish you were here?

The Spanish and the Italians have the right idea. The football season shouldn’t be starting until late August, or even early September. Mid-August is for going on holiday. I’m on holiday. I’m in France. I’m in a little village up a mountain just above Evian. Yes, that place with the water. The kids have been […]

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A Town Closed Down for Winter

Summers used to be painful. In a bygone era, when football stopped in mid-to-late May, there would often be a dull and thudding void, a void that could only begin to be shifted by the emergence of the fixture lists in late June. Life would then lighten a little bit more when the pre-season friendlies […]

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