Leaking cash – Inter Milan loss highlights Italian challenge

SERIE A is certainly more interesting this season, with the two Milan clubs, Napoli and Juventus all title contenders. Although the campaign, at 10 games in, is still in its infancy, it is clear that Juventus, champions for nine consecutive years, are not going to have things their own way in 2020-21. With the national […]

Tottenham have the best stadium, now they need trophies

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR’s new home is phenomenal, a space-age structure planted on the High Road, dwarfing the local neighbourhood. It’s vast, corporate and awe-inspiring, a blue-grey monolith that could transform Tottenham into a club where winning regularly accompanies their historic culture of playing with style. They have the stadium, in José Mourinho they have a manager […]

Tottenham have the best stadium, now they need trophies

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR’s new home is phenomenal, a space-age structure planted on the High Road, dwarfing the local neighbourhood. It’s vast, corporate and awe-inspiring, a blue-grey monolith that could transform Tottenham into a club where winning regularly accompanies their historic culture of playing with style. They have the stadium, in José Mourinho they have a manager […]

Newcastle United once ruled the world – will they see another golden age?

NEWCASTLE UNITED is the equivalent of the punch-drunk boxer sitting in a bar claiming, “I could have been a contender”. For more than half a century, the Magpies have been waiting for just a hint of silverware, going close on a number of occasions and occasionally delighting people with their cavalier footballer, most recently during […]

Salford City v Bradford City – a slice of Football League life

SALFORD used to be the largest city in England without a Football League team bearing its name. It was also the birthplace and home of some very renowned and influential individuals, such as Shelagh Delaney, the writer who specialised in “slice of life” drama, Albert Finney, punk poet John Cooper Clarke and some members of […]

How to buy Mittel, our latest book

Mittel – European Football Stories By Neil Fredrik Jensen Covering football in Hungary, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and other parts of the continent, Mittel is very much a “greatest hits” from the award-winning Game of the People website. Players like Puskas, Netzer, Sindelar, Panenka and Bican are featured, along with teams like RB Leipzig, Ferencvaros, Dukla […]

Defoe, Dybala and Celtic scoop the big baubles in GOTP Awards 2017

WE’RE BACK. The Game of the People Awards for 2017, recognising achievement, effort and providing a reminder that footballers are human, after all. Community Chest award We normally give this prize to a club that has gone out of its way to reach out to the community and offer something extra in terms of stakeholder […]