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What is the Community Shield Game?

December 5, 2022

The FA Community Shield is the traditional opening game of the English football season. But what is it, exactly? Who plays in it? And when and where does it happen? Let’s break it down. First, the FA is the Football … Continue reading

young people waving flags on a football pitch under floodlights before a game.

Shrewsbury Can Wait

December 3, 2022

I finally hit the pause button here in Crewe. Groundhopping is a fun hobby, and I’ve done more than my share of it: nearly 200 games in just over eight years. But it’s been about 40 games in the last … Continue reading

England supporters and the World Cup: Inside the wacky minds of football supporters

December 1, 2022

Being in England during a World Cup is like being at a family reunion where the favorite son is the life of the party one day and an alcoholic the next. As an outsider, I find it somewhat comical, but … Continue reading

At the Seville Derby: Look Out when the Rocket Lands

November 23, 2022

Sometimes, in the middle of a big crowd, during a big game, in a stadium filled with emotion and a city gone briefly mad, there are some very fine lines to walk. So when somebody lands a rocket in the middle of all this, one has to be very careful. Continue reading

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