Articles by Dominic Bliss

Hardcore Like Kamil Glik

WORDS: DOMINIC BLISS

The tower under the Maratona, Kamil Glik is an imposing opponent at the heart of the Torino defence at the best of times, but his no-nonsense approach has seen him become the subject of a hip-hop track about his no-nonsense approach and the contrast it paints next to the hair-wax heroes he marks…

Anthony Clavane: Football’s Forgotten Tribe

INTERVIEW: DOMINIC BLISS

We speak to the award-winning author of Does Your Rabbi Know You’re Here? about the historic significance of football to the British Jewish community, the unique issues faced by Jews in our national game and the London exhibition celebrating this often-overlooked cultural relationship…

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Four Four Jew

INTERVIEW: DOMINIC BLISS

As the London Jewish Museum prepares to open the doors to its exhibition about the relationship between the British Jewish community and football, we speak to curator Jo Rosenthal about the striking stories and the collective cultural soul searching that we can expect from Four Four Jew…

(smaller hr) Selection of Jewish skullcap) crocheted with the logos of Arsenal, Celtic, Glasgow Rangers, Leyton Orient, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur

The Triumph and Tragedy of “Wee Hughie”

WORDS: DOMINIC BLISS

From Airdrie to Newcastle and Chelsea to Derby, Hughie Gallacher was a footballing hero from a bygone age. One of the game’s first truly controversial characters, he lit up the stage for club and country before falling to depression when his playing days were up, but Wee Hughie’s legend lives on…

Hughie Gallacher at Newcastle

Shattered Dreams And Second Chances

WORDS: DOMINIC BLISS

After signing for his boyhood club as a teenage goalkeeping prodigy, Michael Stensgaard was in dreamland at Anfield, but a freak injury ended his Liverpool dream before he played a single game. This is a story of setbacks, comebacks and bad backs, but ultimately the will of a man who wouldn’t give up

Stensgaard returned to football with Danish giants FC Copenhagen (Morten Bjorn Jensen)

My Five: Unheralded English Left Feet

WORDS: DOMINIC BLISS

For all the national team’s woes when it came to solving the “left-sided problem”, the English actually boasted an enviable collection of educated left feet in the Nineties. Leaving aside the famous names, we take a look at five fan favourites of the Nineties and the wands they wielded on their left limbs…

Steve Guppy

Penya Blaugrana London: Mes Que Un Pub

EDITOR: NICK GOULDS

As Barcelona prepared to take on AC Milan in the Champions League Round of 16 earlier this season, we took a trip to the boat that houses the club’s official London supporters club. Armed with a camera and microphone, we discovered how they recreate the passion of the Camp Nou by Temple Pier…

Jonathan Wilson: Tactical Analysis Boom

INTERVIEW: DOMINIC BLISS

When Jonathan Wilson released his history of football tactics, Inverting The Pyramid, he started something. Now, helped by the rise of Twitter and niche writing in general, tactical analysis is a more accessible part of the British football media than ever before. We asked Wilson about the boom…

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Kenny Millar: Football Manager Stole My Life

INTERVIEW: DOMINIC BLISS

Last summer, three Football Manager obsessives decided to write a book about the game that has captivated a generation of football fans. We asked one of them how the idea for a book came about, what stories they uncovered and which players agreed to be interviewed about their virtual attributes…

Football Manager Stole My Life

Jonathan Wilson: The Rise of Long-Form

INTERVIEW: DOMINIC BLISS

With journals such as The Blizzard making waves on the football media scene, long-form writing about the game is enjoying great popularity. We asked the man behind that very periodical, Jonathan Wilson, how a media form restricting us to 140 characters has aided the growth of feature-length writing…

The Blizzard champions longform football writing in a digital age

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