Category: Feature Story

4 January 2024 0

The top clubs in England over 50 years are…

By Total Football News

Which is the top club in the land? Which teams are punching above their weight and which historic powerhouses languish in the lower divisions? This year’s Ultimate League has arrived…

The Ultimate League factors each club’s average league position over the past 50 years and includes every club that has featured in England’s top four tiers for at least 10 seasons during that period.

Liverpool remain England’s top club with …

23 October 2023 0

Jack Clarke: The fresh-faced ‘veteran’ leading Sunderland’s charge

By Total Football News

It is easy to forget that Jack Clarke is still so young, considering it feels like he has been around forever.

“I think at any other club I’d still be one of the youngsters! I’m only 22, but in this dressing room I’m almost a veteran,” the Sunderland winger jokes, as he chats with Sky Sports after winning the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month award for September.

“I …

4 August 2023 0

Most Tattooed Football Badges

By Total Football News

When it comes to supporting our favourite football teams, there are lots of ways fans can show their devotion to their club. They may buy scarves or shirts, hold a season ticket or travel to their club’s away games, however, some may choose a more permanent marker of their devotion – a tattoo. 

A new study from Live Football Tickets has looked into which football clubs have the most popular …

24 May 2023 0

The fall and rise of Luton & Coventry

By Total Football News

Coventry City and Luton Town find themselves one game away from the Premier League.

A League Two fixture as recently as 2018 – and after years of turmoil – the Sky Bet Championship play-off final provides both with a golden opportunity to return to the top-flight of English football for the first time in decades.

Here, we chart the fall and rise of the Sky Blues and the Hatters…

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11 May 2023 0

Hamer on Coventry hopes and play-off dream

By Total Football News

Gustavo Hamer won’t be drawn on whether or not he’s given himself the chance to dream of Wembley yet.

“You’ll know my answer,” the Coventry midfielder tells Sky Sports with a grin.

“In my head I have some ideas. But I don’t want to jinx things.”

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In many ways, Coventry shouldn’t be here. Turmoil is second nature to the club. Nearly first nature, …

19 April 2023 0

The Cost of Becoming a Premier League Mascot

By Total Football News
  • The costs of being a mascot across Premier League clubs has been revealed 
  • Only six top flight sides charge supporters for the experience of being one
  • Aston Villa’s package costs the most at £500, while the Big Six don’t charge

West Midlands rivals Aston Villa and Wolves lead the Premier League in the staggering amount it costs to be a match-day mascot.

Villa top the table with their ‘Mascot Experience’ …

12 April 2023 0

Carrick: Boro hopes, Woodgate influence & goal-machine Akpom

By Total Football News

Considering the form Middlesbrough have been in since Michael Carrick took over, their recent run of results represents something nearing a crisis.

Sheer hyperbole, of course. But such are the standards that have been set in his tenure so far at the Riverside Stadium. Before the start of this month, they hadn’t gone back-to-back games without a victory at any stage.

They have now picked up just a point in …

19 January 2023 0

How Carrick inspired Akpom to reach new heights at Boro

By Total Football News

Chuba Akpom had scored 12 goals in 114 English league appearances before Michael Carrick arrived at Middlesbrough.

Since then? Nine in 11. It has been a quite remarkable surge in form. Carrick – along with his assistant Jonathan Woodgate – has had quite the impact on both Akpom and the Boro.

“The gaffer has just given me that freedom since he walked in,” Akpom tells Sky Sports, while sitting …

19 January 2023 0

Why Kompany won’t allow for complacency at Burnley as they push for PL

By Total Football News

Sitting an almighty 16 points clear of third place with 19 games of the season to go, it would be easy for Burnley to get complacent with their position, and perhaps turn one eye to planning for the Premier League.

The reason they are where they are, though, is because Vincent Kompany would never allow such a thing to happen.

“My blood is boiling just hearing the word complacent,” he …