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A Fond Farewell

07/25/2011 07:39:00 AM

“When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.”- Napoleon Bonaparte (rather fitting).As the title indicates, regrettably, this post marks the end of Polly's Pause for Sport. ...

Paid Mercenaries: Footballers forcing the hand that feeds them

06/08/2011 05:55:00 AM

I watched Rambo 4, I read the latest words from Carlos Tevez... the reasoning and inspiration behind this blog is not hard to figure out.Sympathy for footballers is something that is often hard to come by. They are getting paid obscenely large ...

My Favourite Premiership XI: Stephen Fallows

06/05/2011 05:30:00 AM

Apologies for the lack of blogging recently. Works on my documentary about racism in football is consuming much of my time but I intend to begin posting far more regularly upon its completion. In the mean time, Stephen Fallows has kindly contributed ...

VEST-IVAL: A Festival of Football, Music and Comedy

05/19/2011 07:11:00 AM

Something slightly different for this latest post. I was informed about an upcoming festival this weekend which will be raising money for charity - including Football Action. So I thought I would do my little bit to help raise some extra awareness ...

My Favourite Premiership XI: Sam, The 15-Year Old Gooner

05/15/2011 09:31:00 AM

For this week's My Favourite Premiership XI we have Sam, aka the 15-year old Gooner. Sam is one of the best young writers around and can be found writing for, and his own site – http://15yearoldgoo ...

Football Players Who Excel at the Felt

05/13/2011 12:16:00 PM

Poker has been popular for many decades but it’s grown dramatically in recent years, with its popularity rising in part because of some of the high-profile athletes and celebrities taking to the poker tables, with many sponsored by poker websites. ...

An Interview With Ben Cohen

05/11/2011 09:53:00 AM

*This interview was originally conducted for and featured on* Last month I had the opportunity to speak with 2003 Rugby World Cup Winner Ben Cohen. Ben's contract with Sale Sharks has not be renewed and as such he is without a club ...

My Favourite Premiership XI: Rob McCluskey

05/08/2011 06:53:00 AM

Time for another instalment of the Sunday series 'My Favourite Premiership XI'. This week it is the turn of Rob McCluskey to give us a line-up of all the players he has admired over the past two decades. Rob can usually be found writing at ...

An Interview With Peter Shilton

05/05/2011 09:04:00 AM

*This interview was conducted for, and originally featured on,* A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to interview footballing legend and England's all-time most capped player Peter Shilton. The goalkeeper who played 125 times for ...

Darwinism in Action: The need for footballers to evolve

05/02/2011 05:51:00 AM

*The piece originally featured on* The average length of the modern footballer's playing career is between 15 and 20 years. Most breakthrough around the age of 18 and then continue to play until the age of 33, or in some cases ...

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