Graeme AtkinsonComment

STEVE GIBSON: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE VISIONARY

Time travel back to the mid-1980’s and Middlesbrough FC had become the very definition of a dystopian environment. Vangelis’ hauntingly synthesized Blade Runner soundtrack could have aptly chimed out over the landscape. 

Graeme AtkinsonComment
STEVE GIBSON: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE VISIONARY
Scott SalterComment

IBWM ASSIGNMENT #4: MARSEILLE

Marseille is the theme for our fourth IBWM Assignment but the angle that you use for your article is entirely your call. 

Scott SalterComment
IBWM ASSIGNMENT #4: MARSEILLE
Tomasz MortimerComment

THE EXPULSION OF INTER CDF AND THE MURKY WATERS OF THE MLSZ

"Inter’s rise was very much anti-narrative. Here was a football club built by migrants, in an anti-migrant country."

Tomasz MortimerComment
THE EXPULSION OF INTER CDF AND THE MURKY WATERS OF THE MLSZ
IBWM Staff49 Comments

#IBWM100 FOR 2017

As always, we’ve stuck with the format that served Don Balon so successfully for decades; 100 names and details of where each player is from. 

IBWM Staff49 Comments
#IBWM100 FOR 2017
Jeff LivingstoneComment

IBWM ASSIGNMENT #3 - MILAN

Not just home to two of the most decorated clubs in European football history, but also an epicentre of cutting edge design, an artistic and cultural beacon that has radiated influence across the globe for centuries. 

Jeff LivingstoneComment
IBWM ASSIGNMENT #3 - MILAN
Alexis James1 Comment

PROJECT 119: CHINA'S OLYMPIC VISION FOR FOOTBALL GREATNESS

“It is not sustainable at all. There is no guarantee that the money being poured into the game here will not suddenly dry up when it is no longer expedient for the donors to do so.” 

Alexis James1 Comment
PROJECT 119: CHINA'S OLYMPIC VISION FOR FOOTBALL GREATNESS
Thomas BarrettComment

A LIGHT ON HANOI

It should be rare and pure sporting drama, there is a palpable air of tension amongst those who are here, but the ground is nowhere near full.

Thomas BarrettComment
A LIGHT ON HANOI
Glen WilsonComment

FIRE AND LOATHING IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE: DONCASTER ROVERS 1997-98

This is the story of the very worst that English League football ever was, and probably ever will be. 

Glen WilsonComment
FIRE AND LOATHING IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE: DONCASTER ROVERS 1997-98

A LESSON FROM LAPLAND -BILLY IONS AND KEMI KINGS

“The coaching is good here. It's not on the level of other places I've been at, but it's getting there. Everyone is full time and the money can be good depending on which club you go to."

A LESSON FROM LAPLAND -BILLY IONS AND KEMI KINGS
Scott SalterComment

FRED KEENOR: THE MAN WHO TOOK THE FA CUP OUT OF ENGLAND

A soldier, a captain and a history maker; Fred Keenor was the first and only man to take the FA Cup out of England. 

Scott SalterComment
FRED KEENOR: THE MAN WHO TOOK THE FA CUP OUT OF ENGLAND
Tom MasonComment

THE CROWN PRINCE OF EMIRATI FOOTBALL

When he had the ball he came alive, coaxing his opponents into making a challenge before shifting his bodyweight effortlessly to escape them. 

Tom MasonComment
THE CROWN PRINCE OF EMIRATI FOOTBALL
Craig WilliamsComment

DESNICA

“Of course I remember the game, it was scandalous robbery. I was sent off for protesting, which was impossible because I can’t speak”

Craig WilliamsComment
DESNICA