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IBWM ASSIGNMENT #1 - NEW YORK CITY: WRITERS WANTED

Over the last five years we’ve regularly received messages along the lines of; “I’d love to write something for you, but I’ve no idea what to write about!”

ROBLEDO

Given the overwhelming presence of foreign footballers in English football, it might come as a bit of a surprise to learn that it took 110 years for a non-British or Irish player to net a century of top-flight league goals.

THE EXPLICABLE MIRACLE: VERONA 1985

Thirty seasons ago, Hellas Verona won their first and to date only scudetto and most of Italy celebrated. 

SAFETY DANCING

With one of the longer names in British football, The New Saints of Oswestry Town & Llansantffraid Football Club or The New Saints to you and I, are football club based in the picturesque Welsh Marches that stretch the border of England and Wales.

CIZRESPOR AND THE KURDISH QUESTION

Up on the roof on the eighth floor, the acrid smell of tear gas was beginning to waft up – not enough to incapacitate a person’s respiratory functions as is commonplace, but just enough to add some spice to the proceedings. 

INTIMIDATE AND DESTROY: ESTUDIANTES AND EUROPE 1969

A beautiful game manifested by the array of sportsmanship, leadership, brotherhood, honour and code, football as it stands, is a game which unites and seldom divides.

A CAST OF CHARACTERS:  WHY LA CELESTE STANDS UNIQUE

Life is a drama, a comedy and a tragedy. To make the best of it, you need a damn good cast of characters.

THE ARABIAN JEWEL

When a man of almost 56 years old opens a Twitter account for the first time, it’s fair to say one would not expect him to attract over 214,000 followers in as little as two hours, but that’s exactly what happened in September of 2014 to a Saudi man named Majed Abdullah.

REIS

Anyone who watched Jonathan Reis star for PSV Eindhoven in the late part of 2010 would have seen a player with limitless potential soon to be plying his trade at the very top of the European game. 

RECALLING THE FREEDOM RIDER: WHY CHARLES PERKINS SHOULD NOT BE FORGOTTEN

Ever since the ‘beautiful game’ spread across the globe - imbued with the late 19th century values of muscular Christianity and Empire - many aspects of football have been inexorably linked to politics.

IBWM: A CHANGE IN DIRECTION, SUBMISSIONS WANTED

If you've always wanted to write, or have previously written on music, film, art, history, culture or sports, from any region and any era, we'd be very interested to hear from you - especially so if music is your thing.  

WHEN EL ROJO HUMBLED LOS BLANCOS

The disastrous past couple of years have not provided many reasons to cheer for the red half of the residents of Avellaneda, and so it is little wonder that supporters of Club Atlético Independiente have occupied their time reminiscing over past glories.

HULL CITY AND THE GAME THAT FLEET STREET TRIED TO STOP

The tale of England’s humbling at the hands of Hungary at Wembley in November 1953 has become something of a legend.

KIWITEA STREET

There are no towering floodlights or giant grandstands and it would be fairly easy to get lost in the labyrinth-like roads around the ground on matchdays.

THE PRINCE AND THE ANIMAL

Fans called it ‘the attack of dreams’, for defenders it was the partnership of nightmares.

IN SEARCH OF EUSEBIO

As one year ends and another begins, the football world looks back on the marvels of Atletico Madrid’s La Liga triumph and Germany’s 7-1 rout of Brazil.

THE RISE OF THE AZTECS
ZAWISZA BYDGOSZCZ, RADOSLAW OSUCH AND THE REJECTION OF SUCCESS

When the 2014/15 Europa League kicked off its preliminary stages back in June, 195 teams began a journey which comes to an end in May at Warsaw's impressive Stadion Narodowy.

ARRIVEDERCI SIENA, CIAO SIENA

It is the evening of August 24, 2013. The cool breeze is blowing welcomingly through the trees that envelope the Stadio Artemio Franchi Arena. 

ALMOST MUTE: WHY ÁNGEL CORREA DESERVES HIS WINGS

Of all the reasons to like a footballer or to wish them every future success, “because he’s really unlucky” is one of the more unusual.

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