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Jonny Keen

Glasgow based writer keen (geddit?) on the cultural elements of football. More interested in the fortunes of Cefn Druids or HJK Helsinki than the latest goings on at Manchester City or Real Madrid.

Once played 10 minutes of a game in the 17th tier of English football. He thinks the best food in football is to be found at Forest Green Rovers and Rayo Vallecano are the only club in Madrid. 

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Total articles: 43

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America
Can the Little Pea follow the Big Swede with LA Galaxy?
09:00 Friday 24th January 2020

When LA Galaxy announced a new star signing of course it was going to be some ageing castaway from Europe’s major leagues. After all, the MLS is famous for being a retirement league, and the Galaxy are the chief offenders in turning their…

Welsh Premier
How does the Cymru Premier compare to English non-league?
17:00 Saturday 18th January 2020

How good is Welsh football, actually? A recent suggestion from former Wales international Malcolm Allen that Wrexham should join the Welsh pyramid sparked debate of the Cymru Premier’s quality. Some proclaimed it stronger than the National…

Premier League
Jack Rodwell: A second chance at second chances?
12:00 Thursday 16th January 2020

When Sheffield United signed Ravel Morrison last July, sceptics raked Chris Wilder over the coals. Morrison barely played in previous stints in Mexico, Italy, England and Spain. All were cut short due to the gifted midfielder's propensity…

League Two
What's in store for Ian Holloway at Grimsby Town?
15:00 Monday 6th January 2020

When Ian Holloway took the hot-seat at Grimsby Town, it was an appointment few predicted, least of all the man himself. As he once said when asked if his QPR side could defeat Manchester City; “I am a football manager. I can’t…

Bundesliga
Jurgen Klinsmann, comeback king?
19:02 Monday 30th December 2019

The uninitiated in the more obscure realms of football folklore may believe Jurgen Klinsmann ended his playing career with Tottenham Hotspur in 1998 via a short spell at Sampdoria. In fact, his final bow came five years later, with the German…

Rest Of The World
Marcus Edwards: Future England international?
12:01 Tuesday 24th December 2019

Marcus Edwards may not be familiar to most English football fans. The former Tottenham youngster made only a single senior league appearance in his home country; a brief outing as a substitute for Norwich in a 2-0 Championship defeat to Fulham.…

Spl
What next for Kilmarnock following Angelo Alessio's departure?
17:00 Friday 20th December 2019

When Angelo Alessio was appointed Kilmarnock manager this summer, eyebrows were raised. The highly-regarded coach, with a CV bearing the names of Chelsea and Juventus, was an interesting acquisition for the Scottish Premiership Club. Few…

Rest Of The World
Druid, Warrior, Sheriff: Can Alec Mudimu succeed in Tiraspol?
12:01 Monday 16th December 2019

Alec Mudimu was an unconventional player in an unconventional league. The powerful Zimbabwe native began his youth football with Sheffield Wednesday before dipping into the depths of English non-league, turning out for the likes of Northwich…

International
Is the Club World Cup turning football on its head?
11:00 Saturday 14th December 2019

When New Caledonian minnows Hienghene Sport ran out for the Club World Cup opener on Wednesday night, annihilation seemed inevitable. The obscure Oceanic team fielded a squad of amateurs wearing shirts with large white patches on the front…

Conference
Are Wrexham doomed to an eternity in non league?
19:01 Thursday 12th December 2019

When a big club drops out of the Football League, there’s often an assumption they’ll bounce back at the first attempt. A bunch of part-timers and new-money upstarts should be no match for a historic league club with an established…

Premier League
Has Hodgson arrested Crystal Palace's slide?
09:01 Monday 9th December 2019

Crystal Palace endured the sort of early campaign typical to a club their size. A creditable start, including four wins from their first eight games, saw the Eagles dreaming of European qualification, An adventure on the continent would…

Scotland
Is Ryan Gauld Scotland's next star?
12:00 Thursday 5th December 2019

The modern age has done weird things to football. Heck, Robbie Savage is considered a competent pundit these days. Paying £10.00 for a pie and a soft drink at a stadium kiosk is seen as normal. Another bizarre product of the collision…

Reviews
Book Review: On This Day
19:01 Tuesday 3rd December 2019

To comprehensively bind a football club's entire history within a single book can be overwhelming not just for the writer but the reader as well. Even the most fanatical supporters of Britain’s oldest clubs may balk when presented…

Scotland
Can Hamilton's youngsters be their salvation?
12:00 Friday 29th November 2019

Hamilton sign Hamilton! That was the announcement on Twitter. Your typical unimaginative football joke. If you're in the dark, the post referred to Scottish Premier League strugglers Hamilton Academical tying down 17-year-old…

Scotland
From Atlanta to Aberdeen, it's a mediocre match made in heaven
12:00 Tuesday 26th November 2019

Ah, the mighty cities of Atlanta and Aberdeen. They’ve a lot in common, haven’t they? They’ve both been referenced in Matt Groening cartoons, they both have names beginning with an A and now Atlanta United president Darren…