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What is a club, in any case?

On the hill from which St. James Park dominates the Newcastle skyline, a statue of the late Sir Bobby Robson gazes towards the Tyne. He remains a man spoken about…

Sunshine on Leith

One year Hearts’ junior, Hibs were founded by members of Edinburgh’s Irish community living on the Cowgate, and initially shared the Meadows with their rival. Their title drought is even…

Away up in Gorgie

Hearts are Edinburgh’s oldest and most successful professional football club. Founded in 1874, they are the only club outside the Old Firm to have completed a League and League Cup…

Where did it all go wrong for Celtic?

The dream of ten in a row died precisely as it deserved to; an utterly miserable affair in which 27 shots on target returned zero goals, against newly-promoted opposition. If…

Football’s long road to inclusivity

Content Warning: Homophobia, Suicide Justin Fashanu is the only player to have ever come out as gay whilst playing in the English Football League. The victim of constant tabloid speculation,…

City open up gap at the top with dominant win

The last time Manchester City won at Anfield, in May 2003, Phil Foden was about to celebrate his third birthday. Since then, the 2017/18 City side that holds virtually every…

“City are more than just in-form”

Liverpool will not hold on to the Premier League title this May.The famous trophy has ended the season in Manchester 17 times out of 28, and it looks increasingly likely…

Football’s finances in the Covid era: a worrying case study

No club’s finances have had a particularly healthy year, but some are certainly sicker than others. In the lower reaches of the pyramid, clubs are reliant on bums on seats:…