For lifelong football fans, the phrase “got, got, need” is likely to be a familiar one, closely tied with the care that was given to placing these sticky, rectangular collectibles within the boundaries of their destined space. Panini’s sticker books have assisted fans’ enthusiasm for the summer’s international tournaments since the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, but along with the cost of housing, tuition fees and the more commonly used financial comparison of Freddo Frogs, the prices of football stickers have risen over time. Continue reading
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Brighton & Hove Albion vs Sheffield Wednesday, Championship playoff semi-final 2nd leg.
What Leicester have achieved thus far is nothing short of a miracle. To be 4 points clear at the top of the ‘most competitive league in the world’ with 7 games to go defies all footballing logic, reasoning and punditry. They are pretty much guaranteed (barring a incredible collapse) a top 4 place which in itself is miraculous for a club that last season were on the verge of relegation and the season before that plying their trade in the championship. Continue reading
There is now less than 100 days until the European Championship kicks off in France, and England’s young lions will be bidding to win the tournament for the first time. Following the meteoric rise of Dele Alli, Jamie Vardy, Jack Butland and several others, Roy Hodgson has some difficult decisions to face when picking his 23 man team in May. Here’s a run through of who we can expect to see travelling to France in June.