Andi Thomas

Soccer Editor

Andrew Thomas is a football writer. He is based in London.


Premier League relegation: lessons from history

Six points separate eleven teams in the Premier League. Lets look back at some other tight English relegation battles and see what we can learn.

In defence of mild cheddar

Tim Sherwood is the latest English manager to spew nonsense.

The last World Cup draw in Brazil

We take a look at the qualification and draw for the 1950 World Cup in Brazil, perhaps the strangest in history.

Switzerland's path to an unlikely seed

Switzerland is not one of the seven best teams in the world, nor do they have an exceptional record in recent major tournaments. Here's how they managed to get a seeded for the World Cup.

Who's missing from the World Cup?

Pour one out for our favorite national teams that won't be at the World Cup this summer.

Just how do footballers end up on stamps anyway?

It's the international break and no football is happening so let's talk about the Tajik postal service.

What kind of dogfight is a relegation dogfight?

Unpicking one of English football's most enduring cliches.

Football clubs and the Localism Act

How British football fans are taking advantage of new legislation to protect their clubs' grounds from their clubs' owners.

The decline and fall of Ashley Young

Manchester United's start to the season hasn't been great, but Ashley Young's has been downright dreadful. What's going on with the misfiring winger?

Exclusive! The real reason FIFA voted for Qatar

Even Sepp Blatter has admitted that a summer World Cup in the tiny emirate might not be the greatest idea. So just what were FIFA thinking?

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