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Forest Green Rovers FC: The Most Environmentally Friendly Club in the World

In modern football, clubs often struggle to break through the noise and market their brand. Some introduce psychedelic mascots while others sign John Terry. For Forest Green Rovers FC, who will kick-off their first season in the Football League next week, their marketing ethos is more of a political ethical stand. The club’s first season…

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Celebrities and the Soccer Minnows They Love

If you watched any of the Championship Promotion Play-off match, you would have seen numerous shots of Sir Patrick Stewart celebrating Huddersfield Town’s victory and promotion. The famous actor is one of many celebrities who have served as the face of soccer clubs throughout the years. Some are well known – Elton John and Watford,…

Leyton Orient Ends 112 Year Stay in English League Football

In 1905, the Austro-Hungarian empire still existed, Theodore Roosevelt was president of the United States, and the city of Las Vegas was founded. Also that year, Leyton Orient joined the Football League and would remain in the league for the next 112 years. Last week, however, what was anticipated became true as The O’s were…

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Know A Manager: Ian Cathro of Hearts

So far in this series, we have looked at managers with track records that suggest bigger and better things. Our next subject, Ian Cathro of Hearts of Midlothian, is as new as he looks. The consensus is out on the new manager. Yet it’s hard to remember the last time a 30-year-old caused so much…

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My Soccer Minnow: Morpeth Town AFC

Being able to sit in on a Sunday morning this past week and watch the FA Cup ties – especially the Sutton United vs. Leeds one – is always one of my favorite things to do and always has been. When I first began watching football, I drew a fascination to the smaller stadiums and…

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Know A Manager: David Wagner of Huddersfield Town

Soccer Minnows is beginning a new feature this week. Every week we will publish a short profile of a smaller club manager. The goal is to provide a background of an up-and-coming manager who one day you may see in the Champions League. This week we start with “low-hanging fruit”. If you want to nominate…

Red Bull Creating an Empire of Soccer Clubs

Consolidation is the name of the business game. Increasingly if you take your pet to the vet you’re going to a Banfield clinic. If you have cable TV, it’s probably provided by one of a few carriers. And in soccer, we are seeing a series of clubs owned by Red Bull popping up. The issue…

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