A to Z of World Cup Madness

Feature written ahead of the previous World Cup in 2006. A is for Armageddon Argentinean keeper Carlos Roa saved penalties from Paul Ince and David Batty to knock England out of the 1998 World Cup. But the teetotal vegetarian, nicknamed “the Lettuce”, quit football after the tournament in anticipation of an impending Armageddon, announcing that […]

Football features

List of football features written for FourFourTwo magazine prior to the launch of this website: You’re booked! – world’s biggest football bookshop (March 2007) Beer and football – illegal pub broadcasts (Sept 2006) Some chickens are on the pitch… – animals (Oct 2005) By far the greatest team the world has ever seen – unofficial […]

Black and White Blood

Things have been rather busy at Newcastle United. Five weeks into the football season and it’s already impossible to summarise the goings-on at St James’ Park without the result resembling something like War and Peace – in terms of length and theme. Mercifully, a summary is unnecessary, given the blanket media coverage the whole sorry […]