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Jamie Barton

A freelance football writer and podcaster, Jamie has appeared on/in the BBC World Service, PA Media, Charlton Athletic FC and Empire of the Kop, among others. He's attended matches all around the world, from Tranmere to Tokyo, and once had his bus home from the 2022 Champions League final in Paris delayed by 28 hours.

Articles: 81


It was a historic day for more than one reason for Crystal Palace Women on Sunday. While Palace’s men’s side have become Premier League ever-presents in recent years, the women’s…
It’s been quite a week for Everton. Just seven days ago the Toffees were preparing for a crucial six-pointer against Nottingham Forest, having just lost 6-0 to Chelsea and finding…
It has not been a good day for Tottenham Hotspur fans. They went into the north London derby dreaming of a huge win which would keep them on track in…
What Inter fans experienced on Monday night was about as good as it gets in football. Their 2-1 victory over local rivals AC Milan secured the Serie A title, Inter’s…
The sight and sound of a crowd in the stadium at an international football tournament can provide the defining memory of that competition in the hearts and minds of supporters.…
The 2026 World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico will be a historic one. The biggest prize in world football will now have 48 nations vying to win…
When Mark Goldbridge first burst onto our screens, he was seen as a bit of a joke. Incoherent rants and FIFA mishaps were his brand, and while he definitely got…
It has not been a good season for Standard Liege. Despite being one of the most successful clubs in Belgian football history, Les Rouches are languishing in 10th place in…
Police descended on an unnamed Premier League stadium this weekend to arrest two Premier League players on suspicion of rape. One of the players, who is 19 years old, was…
As far as FA Cup semi-final wins at Wembley go, there can’t be many more embarrassing than Manchester United’s penalty victory over Championship side Coventry City. 3-0 up with 20…
AC Milan’s all-Italian Europa League quarter-final clash with Roma was not a happy one for the Rossoneri. After losing the first leg 1-0 at the San Siro, they were unable…
It was a good night to be a Marseille fan last night. The French side left it late but managed to overturn a 2-1 deficit from the first leg to…
Yesterday saw Barcelona fined due to racist actions by some of their supporters. Barça’s Champions League quarter-final clash with Paris Saint-Germain was a thrilling tie on the pitch.  In the…
Things are hotting up for Aston Villa in the Europa Conference League. After confidently dispatching Ajax 4-0 on aggregate in the Round of 16, Unai Emery’s side are now heading…
Modern football can feel a little depressing sometimes. You turn on the TV and quite often you see 22 millionaires playing for teams they don’t particularly care about, in front…
Anyone who watched Bayern Munich’s Champions League quarter-final first leg clash against Arsenal last week will have noticed there were no Bayern fans at the Emirates Stadium. Prohibited from attending…
The rivalry between River Plate and Boca Juniors, Argentina’s two main clubs, is about as fierce as they come. After repeated outbreaks of violence between the two sets of fans,…
In the Champions League, Arsenal have been handed about as tough a route to the final as you can get. Arsenal fans heading to the Allianz Arena away section were…
Ibrox Stadium is home to Rangers, the most decorated team in Scottish football history. With the club in the midst of a tense battle with local rivals Celtic at the…
Union Saint-Gilloise have been one of the darlings of European football in recent years. Once one of Belgium’s great teams, they have re-emerged under Brighton owner Tony Bloom following a…
Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain is a clash that is full of intriguing subplots. The two have a lot of shared history, and football fans will immediately think back to the…
CCTV is a part of modern life, particularly in football grounds. Cameras are used to keep us safe, and in stadiums it is vital to keep track of crowd flow…
If you watched Liverpool’s Europa League quarter-final first leg against Atalanta on Thursday night then you might have noticed something a little strange, and it was to do with Anfield…
Since they joined the MLS in 2015, the New York City FC stadium issue has been a source of constant frustration for their supporters. The team have played most of…
The rivalry between Lancashire and Yorkshire goes back hundreds of years. In fact, it is known as the Roses rivalry because of its origins in the Wars of the Roses,…
We love football for all sorts of reasons. On the pitch, it has the power to give us some of the best days of our lives. But off it, it…
It’s not been a good season for Premier League referees. With at least one new refereeing controversy per week, pretty much every side in the English top flight has been…
Marseille’s Europa League quarter-final first leg trip to Benfica will have been in the French side’s supporter’s diaries for weeks. Fans have booked flights, accommodation, and taken time off work…
When you think of Wembley Stadium nowadays, you most likely think of the arch, Euro 2020 and the Lionesses. The new stadium has become an iconic setting for some of…
Real Madrid and Manchester City must be sick of the sight of each other. The pair, drawn together in the quarter-final of this season’s Champions League, have also met in…