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1 May 2021
28 April 2021
Super League defeated: Socialist Party members Lenny Shail, who is a Chelsea fan and was at the Stamford Bridge protest, and Leeds fan Ian Pattison said:
23 April 2021
21 April 2021
The withdrawals from the Super League are celebrated
31 March 2021
Four years after the explosive and powerful testimony of ex-footballer Andy Woodward, an independent review into child sexual abuse in football between 1970-2005 has been published by the Football Association (FA).
2 December 2020
Diego Maradona, the greatest footballer the world has ever seen, sadly passed away aged 60 last week.
14 October 2020
'Project Big Picture' is a plan put forward to offer the football industry stability
23 September 2020
The English Game tells the story of how football was transformed in the 19th century. It was revolutionised from the Southern-dominated amateur, public school sport, dominated by individualistic, dribbling
3 June 2020
Football played a part in spreading the pandemic. Northern Italy was the ground zero for coronavirus in Europe, and then Spain became the second most infected country after Italy.
4 December 2019
In a second trial against David Duckenfield, after the first jury failed to reach a verdict, the former match commander stood accused of gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool fans in the Hillsborough football stadium disaster in 1989.
23 October 2019
Football fans were shocked and disgusted when play was stopped twice during the Bulgaria v England Euro 2020 qualifying match on 14 October due to racist chanting from a section of Bulgarian fans.
3 April 2019
The largest branch of transport union RMT - London Underground Engineering, this year named the Bob Crow branch to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the death of the union's towering general secretary - hosted the launch of the latest edition of Reclaim the Game
12 September 2018
One hundred years ago the 'beautiful game' came to be dominated by women.
11 April 2018
Hull City AFC supporters are currently fighting for their club to use their full name and for concessionary prices for the young, elderly and disabled
31 January 2018
For a series that cricket fans look forward to for months, this year's Ashes was something of a disappointment - on the English side, at least. We lost 4-0, and were only saved from a 5-0 whitewash by a lifeless pitch ensuring a draw.
22 November 2017
Football ticket prices still remain prohibitive, especially for young fans, according to the BBC's annual Price of Football report
27 September 2017
At the start of the summer women's football was riding high. In the build up to the European Championships, England, for the first time in a very long time (in men's or women's football), were one of the favourites.
3 July 2017
More than 28 years after the Hillsborough disaster, charges are being brought against the policeman in charge and five others
11 January 2017
Former football player Andy Woodward waived his right to anonymity on 16 November. His story of being sexually abused as a youth player by convicted paedophile Barry Bennell at Crewe Alexandra FC came out in the Guardian.
26 October 2016
Non-fiction: Pitch Black: Raph Parkinson's letter in the Socialist issue 920 on racism in football highlights an issue which has sadly been long present in the game. A recent book by Emy Onuora - 'Pitch Black: the story of black British footballers' - looks at the history of racism in football, and the effect this has had on the footballers themselves.
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