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David Knowles

A football fanatic from the stony grey soil of Monaghan, cursed and blessed to support Blackburn Rovers which is handy because they share Monaghan's colours so I save a fortune on flags. Once met Marouane Fellani in a supermarket in Liverpool, he was, very tall.

The Wants And Needs Of Football

during the Extraordinary FIFA Congress at Hallenstadion on February 26, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

The great Mick Jagger once sang: “You can’t always get what you want but if you try sometimes, you get what you need!” The Capital One Cup final marks the end of a week for English football, and football in a wider context, where this timeless lyric might resonate deeply. On Sunday we are faced with a game where both clubs …

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Why The FA Cup Still Deserves Our Love

In today’s world of endless hyperbole and buzzwords it can be hard to remember that football is a simple game of eleven versus eleven kicking a pressurised bag of air around a field. When matches are subjected to Opta indexes, sabermetrics, video analysis and tomes of punditry review it can be hard to remember that it’s just a game in …

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