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Dec 21, 2020

From the outside this year looked like it was supposed to be a rebuilding year for Bayer Leverkusen. After losing star-player Kai Havertz and narrowly missing out on the Champions League, Leverkusen could have easily taken a step back. 
 
Instead, they’re flying high. Despite a 2-1 loss to Bayern Munich on Saturday,...


Dec 17, 2020

Back in 1956, Gabriel Hanot - the chief football writer for the magazine France Football - asked colleagues from across Europe to vote for their player of the year. 

By the time the numbers had been counted up, Blackpool’s Stanley Matthews had narrowly beaten Real Madrid’s Alfredo Di Stefano by three votes.

Fast...


Dec 14, 2020

In the 2002-2003 season, Fulham became the first team to be sponsored by a betting company (Betfair). Last season, half the Premier League had betting sponsors on the front of their shirts.

Gambling and football's relationship is as strong as ever. 

However, change is on the horizon. Last week, the UK government's...


Dec 10, 2020

A recent study from the Mail on Sunday found almost half of the players from the 1965-66 season in England who’ve died since did so because of a neurodegenerative disease like dementia or Alzheimer’s.

This year, the sheer scale of football’s dementia problem has slowly reared its head, with name after name of...


Dec 7, 2020

It seems it’s almost impossible to watch and discuss a game without talking about the injury status of both teams. Players are dropping like flies.
 
While injury statistics are hard to track according to the website PremierInjuries.com, injuries in the Premier League are up by more than 20% compared to last...