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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. 

Get in touch with complaints, compliments and article ideas!


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Rest Of The World
Will Atletico Ottawa be a hit in Canada?
12:01 Friday 13th March 2020

The Canadian Premier League announced its newest expansion club last month, bringing the number of participants in the fledgling league up to a nice round eight. While the market chosen for the new club, Ottawa, made plenty of sense considering…

Opinion
Heading for change? Should the ball stay on the carpet to prevent concussion?
17:01 Saturday 7th March 2020

After NFL star Aaron Hernandez died in a Massachusetts prison, researchers at Boston University found his brain severely damaged. Repeated head traumas over the course of his sporting career had rendered his grey matter withered and warped. The…

Scotland
Scottish Futures #3: Loan stars
17:02 Friday 6th March 2020

The third of a six-part series taking a look at the long term future of Scottish football. Part One - Fan Owned Revolution. Part Two - The Pyramid Shuffle. If you can’t afford to splash the cash on a big transfer, what do you…

America
2020 MLS season preview
15:01 Saturday 29th February 2020

As European football competitions enter their final phase, things are just getting started across the pond. The MLS is set to begin its 24th season and there’s plenty of intrigue to draw in new fans. Let’s take a look, shall we?…

Scotland
Scottish Futures #2: SFA doing the pyramid shuffle
19:10 Thursday 27th February 2020

The second of a six-part series taking a look at the long term future of Scottish football. Part One: Fan owned revolution. When Scotland opened its pyramid system to promotion in 2014-15, giving non-league sides a route into the…

Scotland
Scottish Futures #1: Fan owned revolution
17:01 Saturday 22nd February 2020

The first part of a new series taking a look at the long term future of Scottish football. Running a football club is difficult business. In Scotland, it’s harder than most places. The Old Firm's outrageous dominance combines with…

Reviews
Book Review: Rovers Revolution
19:00 Friday 14th February 2020

It’s easy to forget that when Blackburn Rovers won the Premier League in 1995, the campaign is one of the most impressive in English football history. The Lancashire club rose from a precarious existence in the second tier to Premier…

Non League
Jordan Sinnott; shirt donations shine a light through the darkness
17:00 Thursday 6th February 2020

When 25-year-old Jordan Sinnott’s death was announced, shockwaves ran through the football community. The young midfielder’s life, taken so senselessly in a brutal attack outside a Nottinghamshire bar seemed to affect football fans…

Stadiums
12 abandoned Football League grounds
17:30 Friday 31st January 2020

The UK’s football landscape changed markedly in recent decades and not just in cultural terms. The money, media hype and pampered players all turned the game into more of a television show than a sport but the most striking…

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.…