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5 players who peaked too soon
5 players who peaked too soon
Whatever goes up, must eventually come down. These five players hit the highest of highs, but in the end peaked too soon.
5 contenders for PFA Young Player of the Year
5 contenders for PFA Young Player of the Year
We take a look at five likely contenders for winning the PFA Young Player of the Year award in England.
5 footballers who went bankrupt
5 footballers who went bankrupt
The world where cash is found in abundance has surely led some footballers to disaster and ruined their life for a long time.
10 footballers whose greed ruined their career
10 footballers whose greed ruined their career
Not everyone is cut out to live the life of a professional football player.
Norwegian coach wants sperm from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo to 'build' a strong side
Norwegian coach wants sperm from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo to 'build' a strong side
This has got to be the best idea to rebuild a football club that is in shambles.
Euro 2016: Greatest England XI of all time
Euro 2016: Greatest England XI of all time
England have had some truly amazing players over the years
7 players Manchester United missed out on signing
7 players Manchester United missed out on signing
Manchester United would have been a completely different beast had they managed to sign these players.
5 players who had the biggest falls from grace
5 players who had the biggest falls from grace
The tragic tales of five footballers who lost their footholds at the summit of the beautiful game.
5 legends whose careers declined rapidly due to injuries
5 legends whose careers declined rapidly due to injuries
Football, by its very nature, is a game of “buts” and “what ifs”. From questionable penalty decisions to last day relegations, ...
Top 5 England players of all time
Top 5 England players of all time
A list of best-ever players for any side is always subjective. Ask 100 people to name their best five England players of all time and the likelihood i ...
Infamous football moments recreated by children
Infamous football moments recreated by children
Photographer George Logan chronicled some iconic footballing moments with the help of some children.
Open Letter to Tottenham Hotspur from an Arsenal fan - Part 1
Open Letter to Tottenham Hotspur from an Arsenal fan - Part 1
Greetings, The Spurs, and thanks for gracing this humble blog. I'm not here to wind you up—I live a long ways from London, and so maybe I haven't drunk enough of the Flavor-Aid to hate Spurs as much as a Gooner should, I do want to explain the origins of my animosities towards the club so that, come what may on Saturday, my predictions, reactions, and analyses come in the proper context. My feeelings towards your club may not be based on the geography or the history, but it comes from a deeply personal place that I hope earns your respect  and admits me into the esteemed club of hated Gooners.I spent most of my early days blissfully, blithely supporting Arsenal without having any real understanding of the rivalry. In those days, I don't think many of us Yanks knew much of anything about British football, much less the rivalries or the history. I had a poster of Gascoigne, of all people, on my bedroom wall. If you had asked me about Spurs, I would have almost surely assumed you were asking about the San Antonio Spurs, such was my ignorance at the time.What follows then is a story of when the scales fell from my eyes and I came to understand what it means to hate.I had a classmate, a guy who was a glorified water-boy of a soccer player, whom we had to put up with because our moms were friends. Car-pooling. Anyway, his mum was the one who would snap at you if you wiped fog from the window and complain about how she'd have to come back out later with Windex and a rag to get rid of the smudges and whatnot, or whinge about how you shouldn't wash your hands at the kitchen-sink, but I digress. It's the son, my classmate, who's at the heart of things here. As the story goes, we were coming back from a match, his da's driving, he's riding shotgun, and I'm sitting behind his da. I'm taking off my boots and pause for a moment to look out the window and, well, I'll let it unfold from there.     "Shay!"     "Hm? What?"     "Put yer shoes back on!"     "Gimme a minute, I'm just changing into dry socks."     "Shay, no one wants to smell yer socks."     Fair point. Still, in a matter of seconds, the problem would be resolved. Ironically, this discussion was slowing me down and prolonging the problem. "Jake, calm yourself. I'm switching to fresh socks. Lemme just take off my shinguards and—"     The slap brought silence to the van. Six teenaged boys fell suddenly, awfully silent. Jake had slapped me. In the few seconds of silence that followed, I suppressed the urge to unload. It was late at night, we were on a highway, and it was snowy. If I punched him back, would his dad flinch and send us into uncoming traffic. I was seething, but there wasn't anything I could do about it. I could feel the anticipation of the other lads in the car urging me on. However, I had to let it pass. Revenge is a dish best served cold and all.     Fast forward a few days and we're finishing practice, and this same bellend mentions how he supported a club called Tottenham. I laughed. Admit it—it is a rather silly name, isn't it? It sounds like an out-of-date name for some tribe living in the bush, not a name for a plucky but put-upon professional football club in London. At any rate, I think you can see the alchemy at work there. Loathsome punk of a lad slaps me in the face, hiding behind his da and the relative safety of the front-seat of a family van, proudly trumpets his admiration for a club that turns out to be the rival of my own chosen club. The rest, as they say, is history. My hatred for Hotspur had its inception there, and I've never looked back. I don't remember that last time Jake and I saw each other. He's friended me on facebook and followed me on twitter, but I've ignored it each time. However, I suppose I owe him some kind of thank-you for helping me understand, even if only by accident, the history of this rivalry.  Fast-forward ten years or so from that moment, and it turns out that one of my best mates is a Spud. Funny how these things turn out.If you care to dig through my archive, I think you'll find that I'm still probably too tame in my treatment of your club to prove my bona fides to other Gooners. I wanted Gareth Bale to stay, if that proves anything to you, worrying that he'd wilt under the pressure of commanding a higher transfer-fee than Ronaldo. So much for that worry, eh? He and Modrić have bedded in pretty well. I'll only bring up your club's unfortunate tendency to finish below Arsenal in the context of a compliment; your stadium seats how many? 36,000? The Emirates seats almost twice that, and yet, year after year, you push us right down to the wire. How much of that derives from us underperforming or you overperforming matters less than the fact that, despite that imbalance, your club has punched above its weight.Still, come Saturday, I'd love nothing more than to see our lads punish yours, scoring again and again and again. There's a chance that you could win, leapfrogging your way to as high as third, but we could achieve the same with a win of our own. Then again, when it comes to a North London Derby, who's where on the table is almost an afterthought, isn't it? 
Footballers Who Have Had A Career In Music
Footballers Who Have Had A Career In Music
Here’s a look at footballers who have had a career in music. Sometimes just being a hero on the pitch is not enough, and thus footballers have t ...
England legend Paul Gascoigne to resume football career at 47
England legend Paul Gascoigne to resume football career at 47
England legend Paul Gascoigne to resume football career at 47 in the Sunday League
8 of the best photos in football history
8 of the best photos in football history
Inspired from a thread on /r/soccer, here are eight of the best, hand-picked photos in the history of the beautiful game.
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