NFL players such as Colin Kaepernick have become powerful voices in American political life, yet in the UK footballers seem unwilling to follow suit

When the Irishman arrived at Highbury he quickly went about shedding Arsenal’s “boring” tag, as Mike Baker explained in WSC 22, December 1988

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It may have a misleading name but fantasy football can be an addictive hobby, with complex selection issues coming to dominate your thinking

Hanging around outside public buildings asking strangers to scribble on bits of paper can become an obsession, as John Hall explained in WSC 7

Kopa, who died last week at the age of 85, also won three European Cups and six league titles during his time at Reims and Real Madrid


In WSC 291, May 2011 Ian Plenderleith got the feeling all the best goals have already been scored and all the best songs have already been written

After heartening results in “no hope” away matches the Swans face a run of winnable games they must take advantage of, starting with Burnley

The format is tough to get used to but its popularity has grown rapidly over recent years, and it’s about more than just physical wellbeing

In WSC 268, June 2009 Saul Pope explained why life for the Foxes was unlikely to get better than a controversial UEFA Cup first-round defeat

Autocratic owners seem to think their wealth allows them to do what they want but well-organised supporters’ groups have proved up to the fight