The Magazine

Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Modern football has yet to make its mark on the Ayrshire coast. The usual breed of uncultured workhorses do battle in a ground consisting of one creaking wooden stand and a trio of vast terraces. Hardly the sort of place...
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Leave Them Kids Alone
There are moments in life when you just know you have over-stepped the boundaries of appropriate adult behavior. In my case it was shouting ‘For fuck’s sake, don’t make that fat twat look like Messi!’ during a tense under-10s league...
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The Devon Triangle
Football is the secondary sport in Devon. The formation and growth of three professional football teams (Plymouth Argyle, Exeter City and Torquay United) lagged behind other clubs across the UK. Plymouth Argyle didn’t become a professional club until 1903, Exeter,...
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Football and Dance
Laurie Cunningham believed his suppleness as a player came from the rhythm and movement of dance. Ever since his days as teenage soul boy in North London, it had consumed him, often to the exclusion of all else. The years...
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