Competition – Win a years supply of Adidas trainers

Mens shopping brand Mainline Menswear are running a competition to offer one lucky entrant a years supply of Adidas trainers – and yes, that means one new pair of the iconic shoes per month! From Gazelles to Sambas, Topanga to Spezials, as long as they sell them, they could be yours each month. All you have to do to enter is visit their competition page here, follow the instructions, and enter your contact details – easy! For more information watch this video:

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Book review – Theatre of Silence: The Lost Soul of Football

Book: Theatre of Silence: The Lost Soul of FootballAuthor: Matthew BazellRating: 8/10 Theatre of Silence, The Lost Soul of Football, by Matthew Bazell, is a hugely entertaining critique of modern day football, with a desire largely to return to what it deems as better, or at least more genuine, times. Covering a number of controversial subject areas from ticket pricing to television funding, terraced stands to FIFA, and much, much more. In essence the book is intended to take a second look at a number of changes made in the…

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Book Review: The Boy Who Wanted to Fly, by Don Mullan

In The Boy Who Wanted to Fly, author Don Mullan shows just how far-reaching the influence of a child’s footballing idol can be. Mullan grew up in Northern Ireland, at a time when the problems with separatism and terrorism were in a lull. Therefore the fascination of one young schoolboy with the goalkeeper of England’s national football team could pass without major comment. The relationship between fan and idol rarely goes deeper than a superficial, footballing sense. However in this case, it did. What began as a footballing hero for…

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