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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: 39


While not as notable as the likes of Ajax and Feyenoord, FC Utrecht ultras are some of the most fierce in the Netherlands. On Sunday afternoon, following their 2-0 loss…
Athletic Club’s resounding 4-0 aggregate win over Atlético Madrid on Thursday night, in which they progressed to the final of the Copa del Rey, should have been an entirely happy…
Sunday afternoon’s north London derby was significant for a multitude of reasons. On the pitch, Arsenal beat bitter rivals Tottenham 1-0 to claim for revenge for the reverse fixture in…
While German fans can be some of the fiercest in Europe, supporters of Cologne and Bayer Leverkusen are not generally regarded as particularly confrontational. However, that changed on Sunday afternoon…
While Scottish football’s two most notable rivalries involve clubs from the same city – Rangers vs Celtic and Hibernian vs Hearts – things can be pretty feisty when a Glasgow…
For those that say that the Europa League is not worth anything – try telling that to Brighton fans. The Seagulls have been enjoying their first foray into Europe this…
Travelling to away matches can often be a bit of a slog. Trains that don’t run, coaches with a broken seat, or being cooped up in the car for hours.…
Being a fan of a Premier League club can often feel like you are the least important person in the world. Supporters are unfortunately used to being disregarded, as the…
Supporting your team away can be quite a feat at times. Trekking up and down the country to watch your side get regularly beaten is a gruelling task, and finding…
It’s been a rollercoaster six months for Luis Díaz’s father, Luis Manuel Díaz. Last November, he was tragically kidnapped and held hostage for 12 days by a Colombian guerrilla group.…
It’s been a tough few days for Paul Pogba. On Thursday, the Juventus midfielder was banned from football for four years by the National Anti-Doping Tribunal after testing positive for…
The Netherlands is no stranger to fierce derbies. Games like De Klassieker (Ajax vs Feyenoord) are often hotly contested on and off the field. One place you might not expect…
With the Manchester derby on Sunday fast approaching, fans and pundits alike are discussing what is likely to be a feisty occasion. As is often the case, combined XIs are…
With the 2026 World Cup set to be played across the United States, Mexico and Canada, we are just over two years away from seeing the world’s best players play…
The France national team is currently enjoying something of a golden age. Spurred on by the likes of Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann, Didier Deschamps’ side won the World Cup…
It’s been quite the season for Arsenal supporters. Off the back of an excellent 3-1 win over Liverpool at the beginning of February, the team have gone from strength to…
AZ Alkmaar ultras may not be recognised alongside their counterparts in Italy and Greece as the fiercest fans in Europe, but in recent years they have certainly developed a reputation.…
Seattle’s Lumen Field has a reputation as one of the loudest stadiums in the USA. With the news that it will be hosting six games at the 2026 World Cup,…
Manchester City fans will have been pleased when they saw the Champions League round of 16 draw in December. The holders avoided the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Inter and Napoli,…
After reaching the Europa Conference League final last season, and finding themselves just five points outside the Champions League spots halfway through this season, ACF Fiorentina are enjoying a return…
SoFi Stadium may only be four years old, but it is already developing a reputation as one of the most iconic stadiums in the US. With the news that it…
Buying gifts for football fans can often be tricky, especially if you are not really into football yourself. With so much to choose from, how do you know you’re not…
While European football fans might not be too familiar with AT&T Stadium, that could all be about to change. With the 2026 World Cup approaching, the world’s best will be…
What happened to the Wrexham stadium announcer? Let's set the scene. It’s been quite the last couple of years for Wrexham A.F.C. Having been taken over by Hollywood stars Ryan…
Football clubs near me: Your guide to finding live games in England Football has never been as big as it is right now. The top clubs of the 21st century…
Parking near Emirates Stadium – our complete guide It’s been a great couple of years for Arsenal fans. Under Mikel Arteta, they have returned to fighting for major honours at…
As the popularity of European football continues to grow, so too do the stadiums that provide the backdrop. With more money in football than ever, the 21st century’s most iconic…
The first ever women's football stadium is about to open and in this article we will give you all the details about CPKC Stadium. Women’s football has enjoyed a sharp…
The Rome derby was familiarly feisty on Wednesday night, with Lazio and Roma’s Coppa Italia clash at the Stadio Olimpico ending with three red cards on the pitch and one…
From San Siro to the Stadio Olimpico, Italy is home to some of the most iconic stadiums in world football. Memories of Italia 90, Diego Maradona winning the Scudetto for…