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English Soccer Fan Chat:
Alan of Sheffield United

March 18, 2021

The latest in our series of English football fan chats is on YouTube, and this time the subject is Sheffield United. Our guest is Alan, whom I met online between the two Steel City Derbies in the 2017-18 season. The first, at Sheffield Wednesday -- or, as Alan likes to say, "A dilapidated old building…

Classic Football Film: When Saturday Comes

July 5, 2020

I've just finished watching the 1996 film When Saturday Comes, and I can't decide if it's an epic collection of clichés or one of the more down-to-Earth football films I've seen. I've decided it's probably both. Let me check myself here; it is most definitely an epic collection of clichés, and I suspect that's one…

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2014 FA Cup Road Trip: Fulham at Sheffield United

September 19, 2018

In this post from 2014, I describe my first-ever away day in English soccer, when I followed Fulham, my adopted English team, to Sheffield United in the FA Cup. At the time, United were in League One, and Fulham were in the Premier League. Both of them are Premier League for the 2023-24 season. I…

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Back in Sheffield for Another Steel City Derby

January 14, 2018

Somewhere, in the streets near my hotel, a small band of lads are giving it one last “We are BLAAAADES!” The result is a kind of echoing silence. No “We are Wednesday” response, no clopping of police horse hooves, no sirens, no word from any other Blades. Still determined to give it a go, I…

Me and the Blades: A Sheffield Sensation

October 1, 2017

There would now appear to be two English clubs where I have come to be known as the Yank with the camera and the blog. All I have ever wanted to do is go to interesting places, have interesting experiences, meet interesting people, and then tell the story. I could add to that, in the…

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Agony and Ecstasy:
The 2017 Steel City Derby

September 25, 2017

Perhaps the reason we go to football games is because we just might have an experience people will talk about for generations. We sit through countless forgettable affairs because someday we’re going to see a world-class game-winner, or a stunning upset, or a penalty kick hit a season-saving post, or some seismic shift in the…

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