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20/04/2018
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Wenger Leaves Arsenal

The last of a generation? Quite possibly. Arsene Wenger announced this morning he is to leave Arsenal, having been the manager of the club since October of 1996 – which made him the longest serving Premier League manager of all time (Sir Alex Ferguson, while having been manager of Manchester United for longer, pre-dated the Premier League era). While recent times have been more of a struggle for Arsenal – which included a eight-year drought without a trophy and the “St. Totteringham’s Day” streak coming to an end last season... Read More

19/10/2016
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All Together for a Sing-A-Long…

You’ll Never Walk Alone. I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles. Blue Moon… I could go on and on and on. Point is, it’s not a football match without the crowd making noise, and chants are an essential part of the atmosphere. Sometimes they can be for the love of a team (see Port Vale), the joy of a particular player (Wigan & Ireland, West Ham, Arsenal, AFC Wimbledon… the list could go on!), or even as abuse to the opposition or the greatest rival (see Burnley) – can you really say you’ve... Read More

08/08/2016
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Zlatan Arrives: The 2016/17 Season Gets Underway

When Ibrahimovic says he’s winning the Community Shield in his first major match for Manchester United, you better believe he’s doing it. The Swede, never short on confidence, predicted that this would be the first trophy he would bring home to the Red Devils – and so it would be because of a header from Ibrahimovic himself, no less. Zlatan’s 82nd-minute winner came following Lingard’s opener for United in the first half, before Jamie Vardy capitalised on an error to start the party for reigning Premier League Champions Leicester City,... Read More

30/07/2016
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England’s Golden Moment: The Golden Anniversary

Chris Farlowe was Out Of Time at #1 in the charts, BBC still broadcast in black and white, and the royalty at the top was… well, Queen Elizabeth II! July 30th, 1966. A very different time to now, but England‘s biggest chance to shine was upon them: The World Cup final, in England, and they’re in it against West Germany. The tournament had begun in a rather bemusing way, as a dog became a hero when Pickles found a stolen Jules Rimet Trophy (the cup given to the World Cup... Read More

20/07/2016
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Straight Outta PunkFootball – New designs in store!

Now the Euros are done, football finally takes a summer break before starting all over again with a new season next month. Just because the professionals are putting their feet up doesn’t mean we are – we’re slugging it out in our office during the heatwave to keep bringing you great new designs to enjoy! Straight Outta…, based off the N.W.A.’s 1988 album (and subsequent 2015 film) “Straight Outta Compton”, fans of the Champions of England Leicester City, along with fellow Premier League sides Watford and West Ham, plus Championship... Read More

11/07/2016
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UEFA EURO 2016: Portugal’s First Major International Trophy

Draw, Draw, Draw, Extra Time, Penalties, Win, Extra Time. It doesn’t make good reading, but that’s how Portugal won their first ever major international trophy. After years of trying, finally, Cristiano Ronaldo had his biggest moment. And yet, he played such a small role as it turned out come the final. Very early on in the match, Ronaldo was involved with a hard tackle courtesy of Dimitri Payet – injuring the Portuguese mega star. Given the huge occasion, Ronaldo refused to come off and played on, despite his obvious pain.... Read More

08/07/2016
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UEFA EURO 2016: Portugal vs. France – The Final

For the home nations, the journey is over. But what a run Wales had – It might be their first major tournament since 1958, but they made the most of it with their best ever showing, and only just missing out on a phenomenal final. Alas, three minutes of Portuguese magic was all it took to undo Wales. Bale & co. have nothing to be ashamed of, and an open top bus tour is being held back home for the Welsh heroes – where the future looks bright for the... Read More

04/07/2016
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UEFA EURO 2016: Wales Go Marching On

Since the 1996 Semi Final appearance for England in the Euros, they’ve appeared at all but one major tournament yet haven’t reached the final four in any of those eight appearances. Wales haven’t even been in a major tournament since 1958, 58 years ago. They’ve reached the Semi Finals for the first time in their history. Not only that, but they did it with their backs against the wall, too.   WALES (3-1 win vs. Belgium) Following a nervy previous match against Northern Ireland where only an own goal put... Read More

28/06/2016
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UEFA EURO 2016: Then There Was One…

Well, the first round of knockouts couldn’t really have gone much worse for our four teams, really. We were guaranteed one to get to the quarter finals, but we weren’t expecting that one to be the lone survivor…   WALES (1-0 win vs. Northern Ireland) It’s the debutantes who’ve impressed so far that stand as the lone survivors – but impress was not exactly what they did here. If anything, Northern Ireland really brought the fight to them and, arguably, possibly deserved to go through instead. It was a very... Read More

23/06/2016
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UEFA EURO 2016: Welsh Dragons burn Russia, England Falter, Irish Party Continues

The group stages are done. Time to bring on the knockout rounds!   WALES (3-0 win vs. Russia) Six goals, taking their opportunities: It’s a tale of what England should’ve done. Instead, it’s Wales, who have rightfully earned their place at the top of Group B. It was a celebration in itself for the nation to even get to Euro 2016, so to top the group (and in such commanding fashion as well) is a dream come true for them. A last-minute loss to England aside, Wales took it to... Read More