The FA Cup semifinals kickoff this weekend. The narrative of this year’s final four is clear to supporters, as three of England’s biggest clubs – Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham – are down to their …Read more →
Official Soccer Nut
Raised in England, Ian is a die-hard Chelsea supporter. He’s also a life-long player and a passionate youth coach – he has been coaching juniors for over 11 years. He’s lived and played in England, Hong Kong, and Canada, and he dreamed up this site when a pile of photos inherited by his mother-in-law turned out to be a veritable treasure trove of football history. He lives, works, plays and coaches with his family of five in White Rock, BC.
GP supports Arsenal by blood, and Borussia Monchengladbach, Fiorentina & Germany by choice. He was born and raised in Canada, playing soccer with his team-sized family as soon as his motor-skills kicked in. He’s lived and played recreationally in the UK and Continental Europe, fostering an intricate interest in tactics, technique, and historic minutiae. He’s the blog man around here, so his brain is available for picking.
There was a time before the modernisation of football and the push towards glamorous, ultra-new grounds, that stadiums were multi-purpose. Sure, today there are stadiums that play host to football and rugby, but years ago, …Read more →
On 7 May 2006, Arsenal closed Highbury Stadium and a long, extensive chapter in the club’s history. Home to the Gunners from 1913 until 2006, Highbury was far from the glitzy, shiny ground the club …Read more →