About a year ago I wrote a piece on depression and how it changed me as a football fan, how my illness had stolen my passion for a game that I was once so passionate about. The response was genuinely touching, people from all walks of life got in contact to empathise and to share […]

This is football This is fiction Or is it? Eh aye it is Probably Welcome to a new year on the blog that defined football writing in 2012 (according to my mum anyway) and to celebrate we’re going to introduce a new character. You’ve already met that foul mouthed wanker ‘the fictional footballer’ well now […]

Gary Glitter once asked if we wanted to be in his gang, I think we can safely assume that the waiting list for membership of that particular club isn’t exactly overflowing. Child rape aside though, the despicable cunt makes a valid point. As human beings we strive for the acceptance of a gang, for the […]

I am in my mid/late 20’s, my earliest football memories are from the middle of the decade, of ‘Cool Britannia’ and ‘Britpop’. These memories, whilst maybe lacking in detail are rich with emotion and colour. In 1994, Raith Rovers beat the mighty Celtic in the final of the Coca Cola Cup. I have no recollection […]

Alright bitches! (Apologies for the aggressive opener there, I’m not sure what came over me). Right anyway, here’s the thing. I’m pretty sure I’m a football fan, in fact yeah, I’m gonna go out on a limb and say yes, I am a football fan, but what I’m not so sure about is if I’m […]

This is football.   This is fiction.   Or is it?   Eh aye it is, probably.   Ask a hundred football fans what their pet hate is and it’s a fair bet that a good proportion of them would pick out diving, or simulation to give it its (Super) Sunday name. Now I have […]

As human beings, our time upon this planet has been characterised by a desire to solve the problems, and overcome the obstacles that have appeared on our path to progression as a species. Where did we come from? Why are we here? What part are we to play in the rich history of this planet? […]