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The People’s Game

The People’s Game

The People’s Game

By Matty Lawrence  The eminent football snobs have been out in force recently and it’s starting to stick in my craw a little. The snobs grew in stature and…

Kidd Stuff

Kidd Stuff

Kidd Stuff

By Brian P. Dunleavy Follow Brian on Twitter To some, Albert Kidd may have been the most important player for Celtic who never actually played for Celtic. Long-time Hoops…

Attention Turns To Relegation Battle In Serie A

Attention Turns To Relegation Battle In Serie A

Attention Turns To Relegation Battle In Serie A

By Michael Ottolenghi With the title race concluded and two games left to go in Serie A, there are two main reasons to pay attention to Italy’s top league…

The Tragedy Of Hillsborough

The Tragedy Of Hillsborough

The Tragedy Of Hillsborough

By Bill Thomas Those of us who were around at the time recall only too well just where we were when, on April 15th 1989, Hillsborough happened. Those of us…

The Peter Principle

By Brian P. Dunleavy The big news out of Glasgow this week: Celtic chairman Peter Lawwell walked into a room. What made this headline-worthy, of course, was that the…

Job Done For Juve

Job Done For Juve

Job Done For Juve

By Michael Ottolenghi Job done. With three games to go in Serie A, Juve are officially champions, having secured their record-equalling fifth consecutive scudetto when Roma defeated Napoli 1…

Reflections On A Season

Reflections On A Season

Reflections On A Season

By Paula Marcus With just two games to go it’s hard to know what 2015/16 will be known for in years to come. Will it be the multi…

The Color Of Money

The Color Of Money

The Color Of Money

By Bill Thomas They’re a funny lot, the breathtakingly wealthy – you’ve probably noticed that from the Presidential race already. But in this instance, I’m talking about the…

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Lansdowne Bhoys Heading To Regional Final

By Jay Mwamba CSL envoys Lansdowne Bhoys are headed to the U.S. Amateur Cup Region 1 Finals in Pennsylvania next month after another win in the USASA competition last Saturday. The Yonkers Irish overturned an early deficit against Boston…


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NYC Supporter Spotting: March 2016

By David Brand This past month, I took a brief Supporter Spotting excursion to Omaha, Nebraska to document heartland footballing trends.  From the plane, I watched dormant corn fields, etched with swirling irrigation patterns, stretch for thousands of square miles…


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The 10 Most Common Football Cliches

The 10 Most Common Football Cliches

The 10 Most Common Football Cliches

  Footballers aren’t exactly known for their oral eloquence. Some prefer to let their football do the talking while others go straight for the clichés. Here’s…

The Ten Most Iconic Goal Celebrations

The Ten Most Iconic Goal Celebrations

The Ten Most Iconic Goal Celebrations

  Jon Langford looks at the ten most iconic goal celebrations of all time.    Eric Cantona  Manchester United vs. Sunderland (December 1996) Premier League After facing criticism in the…

Football’s Cult Figures – part 1

Football’s Cult Figures – part 1

Football’s Cult Figures – part 1

By Jon Langford Cult figures.  We love them and hate them with equal fervor and frustration.  These are the players who endear themselves to their club and country’s fans…

When Football Goes Pop

When Football Goes Pop

When Football Goes Pop

The league according to chart performance By Jon Langford Even the most casual football fan could tell you that Manchester United, Liverpool, and Arsenal have spent the most time at…

Football’s Cult Figures Part 2

Football’s Cult Figures Part 2

Football’s Cult Figures Part 2

By Jon Langford Cult figures.  We love them and hate them with equal fervor and frustration.  These are the players who endear themselves to their club and country’s fans…

Football’s Cult Figures – Part 3

Football’s Cult Figures – Part 3

Football’s Cult Figures – Part 3

By Jon Langford  Cult figures.  We love them and hate them with equal fervor and frustration.  These are the players who endear themselves to their club and country’s fans…

Felix White – The Maccabees

Felix White – The Maccabees

Felix White – The Maccabees

By Jon Langford First Touch caught up with Felix White of The Maccabees to discuss his love of Fulham F.C., Premier League predictions, and the surprising things he loves…

Tim Booth – James

Tim Booth – James

Tim Booth – James

By Jon Langford  As you might expect with a band that’s 32 years-old, James have experienced line-up changes, drug addictions, in-fighting, break-ups, reunions and almost…

Cedilla Marley

Cedilla Marley

Cedilla Marley

By Jon Langford Bob Marley’s eldest daughter talks to First Touch contributor Jon Langford about her new line of football clothing and her dad’s love of the beautiful…

Until The Ribbon Breaks

Until The Ribbon Breaks

Until The Ribbon Breaks

Interview by Jon Langford It’s been one year since the release of Until The Ribbon Breaks critically acclaimed debut EP A Taste of Silver. In the subsequent twelve months…