In Victorian London, a gang of U.S. hustlers attempts a ten-million-dollar heist on the safest bank in the world. Can the detective who inspired Sherlock Holmes catch them? Read this true-crime story on Longreads.
Ten long (or medium-length) reads to help pass the time during self-isolation. From sports history to the golden age of piracy, all free to read. Enjoy and take care. NEW: How Four Americans Robbed the Bank of England In Victorian London, a gang of U.S. hustlers attempts a ten-million-dollar heist on the safest bank in the […]
The tragic tale of Aston Villa’s rising star, the only Football League player to have been murdered. Read the story in issue 305 / November 2019 of FourFourTwo.
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).
In February 1964, one of football’s biggest personalities, Coventry City manager Jimmy Hill, was kidnapped and held to ransom. But all was not what it seemed. Read the article in the November 2018 issue of FourFourTwo.
Despite newspaper attempts to identify the thief, the mystery surrounding the theft of the Jules Rimet trophy from a London display in 1966 remains unsolved. Read the full story in issue 377 of When Saturday Comes.
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.