"I could see the nuclear power plant and the smoke rising above the ruins." In April 1986, FC Stroitel Pripyat and captain Valentin Litvin were preparing for a cup semi-final when Chernobyl's No.4 nuclear reactor exploded. Read the story in issue 303 of FourFourTwo and on the FourFourTwo website.
How George Wilson became an unlikely champion in the bizarre 19th-century sport of pedestrianism - from the confines of a prison yard. Read on Deadspin.
At the 1930 World Cup, champions Uruguay were presented with a silver goblet instead of the golden Jules Rimet trophy, and the "wrong World Cup" has never been seen since. Read in FourFourTwo (PDF).
The true story of the investigative journalist and mermaid hunter who helped create the rules of soccer. Arthur Pember titillated Victorian New York with his muckraking journalism, but before that he was the first president of the Football Association who set out the Laws of the Game. Read at Howler.
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.
From raising morale to raising funds, the authorities were quick to recognise the value of organised football during the war. Read the story in issue 391 of When Saturday Comes.
In 1969, George Best founded a women's football team at the time of an English FA ban. Read the story of Blinkers United and its captain Eva Haraldsted on Deadspin.
Why the replacement of Rafa Benitez with Steve Bruce may be the last straw for Newcastle fans. Read in the September 2019 issue of When Saturday Comes.
An infamous 1977 BBC Panorama documentary about Millwall fans blew the lid off football hooliganism and changed the reputation of football supporters for decades to come. Read the full story in the August 2019 issue of FourFourTwo.
A dispute has arisen over which club can claim Notts County's lost record as the oldest Football League club. Read in When Saturday Comes.
In 1963, the most famous football player on the planet was snatched in South America by a terrorist group who quickly realised they had bitten off more than they could chew. Read in FourFourTwo (PDF).
The Premier League wasn’t the only shiny new innovation piped into UK homes in 1992. Dial-up internet also arrived that year, allowing fans to access football via the web – starting off with Ipswich, and some biscuits... Met the internet pioneers who created football's first websites in the March 2019 issue of FourFourTwo.