THE FOOTBALLING SUCCESS OF MATABELELAND, A TEAM INSPIRED BY BROKEN DREAMS

The CONIFA World Football Cup, which took place in London earlier this year, is a football hipster’s dream. Where else could you see Kárpátalja, a team made up of ethnic Hungarians who live in Ukraine, beat Northern Cyprus on penalties in the final at a non-league stadium? It was a pure celebration of football, a chance for unrecognised countries and minorities of the world to … Continue reading THE FOOTBALLING SUCCESS OF MATABELELAND, A TEAM INSPIRED BY BROKEN DREAMS

THEN AND NOW: THE WILD TIMES OF TASMANIA BERLIN

When people think of football in Berlin, they think of Hertha. Though die alte dame certainly aren’t heavyweights in German football, mid-table finishes and the occasional foray into the Europa League is enough to keep them on the footballing radar. Unlike most European leagues, where capital city clubs regularly contest for the title – think Paris-Saint Germain in France, Real Madrid in Spain, or the … Continue reading THEN AND NOW: THE WILD TIMES OF TASMANIA BERLIN

REBEL YELL: THE STORY OF WORTHING FC

You probably haven’t heard of Worthing. A seaside town of just over 100,000 people on the south coast of England, it’s almost always been overshadowed by its bigger neighbour, Brighton. If you ask a Worthing resident where they’re from, the almost universal answer is “near Brighton” – sometimes, for the sake of easiness, just “Brighton”. Despite the town having a representative in the Premier League … Continue reading REBEL YELL: THE STORY OF WORTHING FC