Harry Reardon


Notts County and the bizarre takeover of 2009

Time was that English football clubs were local things owned by local folk, stout yeomen, pillars of the community who had made their money in some tangible commodity like steel or meat…

Ossie Ardiles and the wild times of Tottenham’s Famous Five

Long before Mauricio Pochettino and Harry Kane, there was another Argentine/goalscorer-galore combination that had Tottenham fans rocking. Welcome to the days of Ossie Ardiles, Jürgen Klinsmann and Spurs’ Famous Five.

In celebration of Everton, the brilliant up and downers

FOR A CLUB WHOSE LONGEVITY IN ENGLISH FOOTBALL’S TOP DIVISION stands second only to Arsenal, Everton have a bit of an up-and-down history. Their fourth First Division title, in 1932, came on the…

Wimbledon: the final Premier League season

To be part of a football crowd is to experience a whole range of soundtracks. At the San Siro for the Derby della Madonnina, the prevailing atmosphere is a whirling, roiling, smoking waul.…