Stories matter. They do to us, anyway. In 2011, These Football Times was born from the idea that high-quality football writing and coaching content should be free. From that simple idea grew a site that has since incorporated a quarterly print magazine, interviews with the biggest names in the game, analysis of the defining moments from today and yesteryear, stories from around the world, a podcast looping through the ages of football, and given the best freelancers a platform to earn money, grow and improve.

The aim has never changed: deliver engrossing, historical features alongside current affairs reports that challenge the norm. Reading shouldn’t be boring – it should inspire and motivate. It should educate and enhance. That’s the aim we share with each and every one of our numerous contributors. They care about the words they put onto the page, and we care about them.

From our inception in 2011, the site has grown exponentially and is a part of the Guardian Sport Network, as well as contributing content to the biggest media platforms the world over like the BBC, The New York Times and China Daily. We’re proud of our growth, but we won’t stop now.

Don’t be fooled into thinking football has lost its soul. Let us take you back in time and stir those feelings of nostalgia, and let us help you travel to a future of better understanding and reinvigorated passion. After all, football matters. It always has.

To contact us, send an email to support@thesefootballtimes.co and we’ll get back to you within 48 hours.