Sheffield Wednesday and Everton talisman Tony Kay was tipped to captain England at the 1966 World Cup finals until a betting scandal derailed his career. Read the story in the April 2020 issue of FourFourTwo magazine.
Celebrity hypnotist Romark claimed to have helped football clubs win cup ties, gain promotion and avoid relegation, and to have placed a bizarre curse on Manchester City manager Malcolm Allison. Read the true story of the football hypnotist in issue 395 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.
“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, and listen on the FourFourTwo podcast
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.