Why Are Crewe Called Alexandra?

Crewe Alexandra Football Club

The English football pyramid is full of familiar team name endings: City, County, Town, United, Wanderers… the list goes on. One rather unusual suffix stands out from the pack, though, and that’s the Alexandra in Crewe Alexandra. Crewe Alexandra Football Club was founded in 1877. The club was named after Princess Alexandra of Denmark, the wife

Why Does Ariel Helwani Support Nottingham Forest?

Nottingham Forest stadium, City Ground

If you follow football and mixed martial arts, you’re probably aware that Ariel Helwani is a big Nottingham Forest fan. The journalist’s popular show, The MMA Hour, features sports memorabilia all around the studio set, including a Nottingham Forest pennant on the wall. Helwani started supporting Nottingham Forest after researching the history and presentation of

Why Is Josep Guardiola Called Pep?

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola

Josep Guardiola Sala was born in Santpedor, Spain, on January 18, 1971. Throughout his trophy-laden career in football, the player-turned-manager has been known to fans as both Josep and Pep. But why? In Spain, Pep is short for the name Josep, hence why people refer to Guardiola by his nickname. The former Spain international was

Which Football Team Does Peter Drury Support?

Football commentary headset

Football commentators’ favourite team is often a topic of debate. If a commentator sounds overly excited or underwhelmed when a goal goes in, they inevitably receive accusations of bias. Peter Drury, for example, is universally liked by fans, but many still question whether the popular wordsmith follows one particular club. Like most commentators, Drury does

10 Things You Might Not Know About Harry Maguire

England defender Harry Maguire

Harry Maguire has been one of the most talked-about footballers on the planet over the last few years. The England international made his name at Sheffield United during their League One days before working his way up the football pyramid with Hull City. After moving to Leicester City in 2017, Maguire established himself as a