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  • Football quiz: guards of honour

    One of football’s more peculiar traditions will be revived at the Etihad as Manchester City welcome new champions LiverpoolChelsea v Manchester United was the fixture when English football's first guard of honour took place. In which year?1905195519952005Manchester City are set to applaud Liverpool on at the Etihad on Thursday. Which pundit said some visiting players weren't fit to lace Kevin De Bruyne's boots?Chris SuttonRobbie SavageDanny MurphyMark LawrensonThree of Manchester City's four...

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  • Football quiz: can you match the club to their cardboard cutout fans?

    Football fans have been attending games in cardboard cutout form. Can you identify the clubs they support?Which club do these 'fans' support?Sheffield WednesdayMillwallChelsea1860 MunichWhere's Wally?Meadow LaneThe City GroundPride ParkMolineuxWhere are these fans?Fratton ParkHillsboroughThe AmexThe HawthornsAt which club were these 'fans' spotted?BlackpoolBrightonWigan AthleticHuddersfield TownWhich team have these fans come to support?Southend UnitedColchester UnitedGillinghamHartlepool United...

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  • Arsenal's Vivianne Miedema named Football Writers' Association Women's Footballer of the Year

    The 23-year-old beat Chelsea’s Bethany England by one point, with Lyon’s Lucy Bronze and Guro Reiten of Chelsea finishing joint-third

    The Telegraph
  • Why are there so few British Asian footballers at professional clubs?

    You can count the number of British Asians in Premier League history on one hand and it is not much different lower down the pyramid There’s a story the academic Daniel Klivington tells in a new book – Race, Ethnicity and Racism in Sports Coaching – that speaks volumes about how far football has to go to tackle its final frontier. It concerns a British Asian who used his real name when applying for jobs in football only to fail to gain any interviews. So instead he adopted his racially...

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  • Have any songs been written about specific football matches?

    Plus: heavy defeats after taking the lead and players switching between the Championship and Premier LeagueMail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Kirsty MacColl wrote a song specifically about England’s 2-0 win over Colombia at France ’98 (or at least going on a bad date to watch it),” wrote Mike Meehall-Wood last week. “I was wondering if there are other songs that specifically mention individual matches?” Well Mike, the answer is a resounding “Yes”. Here’s Niall Mullen with more:...

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  • From the archives: The allure of Ole Miss football

    Five years before Mississippi voted to change its flag, one writer spent seven weeks there in search of the allure of football, the stains of the Confederacy and the meaning of honorable change.
  • Morehouse scraps football season over pandemic

    Morehouse College, a historically Black college in Atlanta, is canceling its football and cross country seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic.