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

DENNIS AMATO: THE GERMAN COACH MAKING HIS NAME WITH A THAI LEAGUE SURVIVAL CAMPAIGN

Chainat Hornbill FC are just a point above the relegation zone. After almost succeeding in keeping a clean sheet at the home of the Thai League’s second-highest scorers, head coach Dennis Amato stares intensely into the eyes of the journalists seated ahead of him. “When we get a draw against Port and it feels like a defeat, I know we’ve done well” he reflects. “I’m … Continue reading DENNIS AMATO: THE GERMAN COACH MAKING HIS NAME WITH A THAI LEAGUE SURVIVAL CAMPAIGN

WHITEHAWK FC AND THE FIGHT FOR EQUALITY IN FOOTBALL

Brighton is a Premier League city – this, most people know. The club’s recent rise from third-division stragglers to Premier League giant-killers has put it back on the footballing map after the lost years it spent in the decrepit Withdean Stadium, their temporary home for too long. But that story is pretty well-documented. A more interesting one is taking place on the periphery of the … Continue reading WHITEHAWK FC AND THE FIGHT FOR EQUALITY IN FOOTBALL