Great Reputations: Stoke City 1972-1975 – Clued-up with Mr Waddington and Mr Hudson

ACCORDING TO Deloitte, Stoke City are among the top 30 football clubs, bigger than the likes of Ajax Amsterdam, four times European champions. Of course, this is attributable to the remarkable level of wealth that exists in the English Premier League rather than Stoke’s success on the field of play. Although one of the founding […]

Every dog has some sort of day in football

Success and failure are both relative. Arsenal, for example, haven’t won anything since 2005 and they are reminded of it virtually every day in the media. But since winning one of the worst ever FA Cup finals against Manchester United, the Gunners have reached a Champions League final and qualified year-by-year for that competition. No […]

Kick-off 2013-14: Anniversary games a timely reminder of the League’s roots

This weekend, the Football League kicks-off a campaign that marks the 125th anniversary of the first ever season, 1888-89. To celebrate the occasion, six fixtures have been dubbed “anniversary games”. The games, spread across the three divisions, are: Burnley v Bolton Wanderers; Derby County v Blackburn Rovers; Preston North End v Wolverhampton Wanderers; Sheffield United […]