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The Ruhleben Football Association

The Ruhleben Football Association

How Steve Bloomer’s Footballers Survived a First World War Prison Camp

Savage Enthusiasm

Savage Enthusiasm

A History of Football Fans

The Rocketbelt Caper

The Rocketbelt Caper

A True Tale of Invention, Obsession and Murder


Selected articles

The Lintz Green Murder

The unsolved murder of railway stationmaster George Wilson in 1911 is one of the UK’s most enduring true crime mysteries. Read the four-part story, covering the murder, the investigation, the suspects, and the crime scene, at Medium.

Burgers with Muhammad Ali: a boxing fan’s friendship with the champ

Russ Routledge is an amateur boxer from Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1984, he spent a week living with Muhammad Ali, the greatest fighter of all time. Russ was down on his luck and far from home, and Ali was attempting to deal with retirement and the onset of Parkinson’s. Read the story of their unlikely friendship in Sports Illustrated’s The Cauldron on Medium.


More Books

From A Blood-Red Sea

From A Blood-Red Sea

The Last Voyage of Daniel Collins

Sins Dyed In Blood

Sins Dyed In Blood

The Lost Pirate of Blackbeard’s Golden Age

Messages From The Sea

Messages from the Sea

Letters and Notes from a Lost Era Found in Bottles

All With Smiling Faces

All With Smiling Faces

How Newcastle Became United, 1881-1910

The Victorian Football Miscellany

The Victorian Football Miscellany

Stories and trivia from football’s earliest years


Featured publications

FourFourTwo
When Saturday Comes
The Blizzard
The Guardian

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