This Weekend: Club football returns

This Weekend: Club football returns

The best action to follow this weekend


Saturday

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 There’ll be no time to relax post-International Break with seven games lined up in the Premier League alone. We open with Watford vs. Liverpool and the return of a certain Claudio Ranieri to England’s top flight.

The former Chelsea, Fulham and famously, Leicester City coach will be responsible for maintaining what has, on paper looked like an okay start to the season for Watford as they welcome the only unbeaten side left in the division to Vicarage Road.

Elsewhere, Leicester against Manchester United has been known to produce interesting results of late, Manchester City host Burnley and current leaders Chelsea are the latest big side to run the gauntlet at newly promoted West London neighbours Brentford. As Arsenal and Liverpool will attest, it isn’t the easiest place to go.

🇪🇸 With both Real and Atlético Madrid having their weekend fixtures postponed due to the late running World Cup qualifiers in South America, Real Sociedad are the only one of the top three due to play this weekend.

And as all three sides are level on 17 points, a draw against Mallorca would be enough to take La Real clear in the table. Should they lose however, Sevilla and Osasuna (both playing Sunday) will have the opportunity to make it a five-way tie by the end of this round.

🇮🇹 Two big games appear on the slate for Serie A today. Defending champions Inter (3rd) head to the capital in order to face Lazio (6th) whilst Milan (2nd) are at home against Hellas Verona.

And despite both Milan clubs remaining unbeaten in the league, it’s the Rossoneri, or black and red side of the city who can temporarily oust Napoli from top spot with a win.

🇫🇷 PSG managed to mount a comeback to beat Angers 2-1 in Ligue 1’s Friday night game, a result that puts the pressure on the other title contenders playing today.

Lille go to Clermont Foot, who seem to be adapting to life in what is their first ever season at this level and Lyon host Monaco.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 In Scotland, we’ll see top of the table action when Rangers (1st) meet Hearts (2nd). The latter have been something of a surprise package with a solitary League Cup defeat to Celtic the only blot on their copy book across 13 games played during the campaign to date.


Sunday

🇩🇪 Looking ahead to tomorrow and one of the biggest games of the weekend takes place in the Bundesliga. Here again, we get a battle between the sides who are second and first in the table, Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern München.

You may have seen a series of articles delving in to the current form of Leverkusen and their 18-year old sensation Florian Wirtz published in the app recently, with perhaps this here being the best example.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Only two games to bring you in the Premier League tomorrow, and most eyes will be on just one of them as we wait to see how Newcastle United get on against Spurs in what is their first fixture since the must-talked about takeover by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Group.

The other game pits Everton against West Ham. Albeit very early stages, a win for Rafa Benitez’s side could take them in to the Champions League places.

🇮🇹 Back in Serie A, José Mourinho’s Roma should guarantee some entertainment as they travel to Juventus. And Napoli will be defending their 100% start to the season at home to Torino.

🚨 Because we know everybody loves a derby game, here’s three to keep your eye on tomorrow.

In MLS, NYRB and NYCFC play each other for the third time in a month.

A week after the women’s derby set a league record attendance of 18,537 for the Stockholm Derby, it’s the turn of Hammarby and AIK‘s mens teams to bash heads in Sweden’s top flight.

And back in the English Championship, the two biggest Welsh sides, Swansea and Cardiff City will continue their longstanding rivalry.

🏆 Finally, and despite not being a derby as such, the quarter finals of the Asian Champions League have thrown up a meeting between two teams who’ve been fighting over the K League title in South Korea for the last few seasons.

Jeonbuk and Ulsan will take a break from a domestic rivalry where Ulsan lead Jeonbuk by a single point having finished second to them in the previous two years to battle instead, for Asia’s biggest club competition. To add some extra spice to proceedings, Ulsan are actually the current holders of the Champions League.


If you want to follow any of the games mentioned above, click on the relevant link and tap the bell icon to receive all the key match updates.

Or join us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to discuss all the important football going on this weekend!

Cover Image from IMAGO

Posted by Bill Biss
This Weekend: The best of club football before the international break

This Weekend: The best of club football before the international break

The best action to follow this weekend


Saturday

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 As usual, the Premier League provides plenty to look forward to today with six fixtures scheduled to take place. The first of them pits Manchester United against Everton, two sides who have started the season in an identical fashion with 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat.

Later, Chelsea face Southampton, one of the five sides in the division yet to win a game and in-form Brighton welcome a rapidly improving Arsenal to the Amex.

There’s also two big games coming up in the Women’s Super League but we’ll let our friends Two Girls Talk Balls preview those ones:

‘The WSL gameweek starts with the two teams shaping up to be this year’s title rivals, Chelsea and Arsenal.

Emma Hayes’ Chelsea face a tough Brighton squad who’ve only conceded one goal in three league outings.

Whilst Arsenal face the only other WSL team to be undefeated in the League and Cup so far this season, Aston Villa.’

🇮🇹 In the first of a string of big derby games coming up this weekend, Juventus go to Torino.

As you can probably guess, Juventus have rather dominated this fixture in recent times and they are unbeaten in 14 meetings (11 wins, 3 draws) against their Turin city rivals.

Staying in Serie A, defending champions Inter are also on the road as they visit Sassuolo.

🇪🇸 On paper, the biggest game of the day comes in La Liga where Atlético Madrid entertain Barcelona.

This would be a massive match at any point in the season but with the new lows coming thick and fast for Ronald Koeman’s side, plus the threat that recent headline departees Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suárez pose now that they play for Atleti, this one has more than a little spice about it.

🇩🇪 And in the Bundesliga, take note of the fixtures involving the sides who currently sit third and fourth in the table. Wolfsburg (3rd) are at home to Gladbach whilst Borussia Dortmund (4th) face struggling Augsburg.


Sunday

🇦🇷 The Superclásico, perhaps the greatest club rivalry of them all tops our agenda for tomorrow as River Plate host Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires. The game, rather conveniently falls on the weekend that fans have been allowed back in to the stadiums in Argentina so this edition of the derby should provide its usual spectacle.

Looking at the season so far, River have had by far the better time of it but don’t discount Boca – particularly if omens from the reserve team fixture played between the two yesterday afternoon are anything to go by. The Xeneizes won that one 3-0.

🇫🇷 In France too, there is a clash between big local rivals in the Rhône-Alpes region – Saint-Etienne and Lyon, a game often referred to as quite simply, Le Derby.

Elsewhere, PSG will look to carry on where they left off against Man City in the week when they visit Rennes. And Lionel Messi, having relinquished the burden that was scoring his first PSG goal should now be free to show us what he can really do in Ligue 1.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 All three of England’s Europa League representatives are in action tomorrow – Leicester City at Crystal Palace, Spurs at home to Villa and also in London, West Ham hosting Brentford.

But undoubtably the most anticipated game of the day will be the battle between the last two league champions and at time of writing, top two in the division, Liverpool vs. Manchester City.

🇮🇹 There’s also a good curtain closer to the weekend in Serie A with second placed Milan looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the season at Atalanta.

Earlier in the day, Napoli go to Fiorentina. The Neapolitans boast a 100% record and sit top of the league after six rounds so we’ll have to see what response they have to that shock Europa League defeat at home to Spartak Moscow on Thursday night.

🇪🇸 Lastly, in Spain the three sides that lead the way all play tomorrow. Real Madrid visit Espanyol in Barcelona, a dry run perhaps before the real Clásico when they return to play Barcelona later this month.

Real Sociedad, unbeaten in their last eight go to Getafe who are without a point so far this season. And Sevilla will fancy their chances against another winless side, Granada.


If you want to follow any of the games mentioned above, click on the relevant link and tap the bell icon to receive all the key match updates.

Or join us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to discuss all the important football going on this weekend!

Cover Image from IMAGO

Posted by Bill Biss
The 92 Club Challenge: Stamford Bridge

The 92 Club Challenge: Stamford Bridge

The most difficult challenge in English Football


FotMob has teamed up with our mates COPA90 to send Eugene Noble to every single EFL ground this season. That’s 25,000 miles, 92 grounds, in just 9 months. This is the holy grail of English football. Is it even possible? We’re about to find out.

Next up? Stamford Bridge.

You can find all the episodes on COPA90’s Instagram and TikTok pages.

Posted by Curt Baker
FotMob teams up with Girls United to support the growth of women’s football

FotMob teams up with Girls United to support the growth of women’s football

New partnership announced


Girls United Football Association and FotMob have signed a sponsorship deal to support the growth of women’s football. The new partnership will put non-profit organisation Girls United in a position to create more opportunities for girls to play football at their grassroots clubs and grow the visibility of FotMob’s industry leading coverage of the Women’s Super League in the UK.

FotMob’s livescore app includes player ratings, deep stats for matches, teams, and players, as well as live text commentary for the WSL. The company’s investment into covering the women’s game is currently unmatched by other popular livescore apps. “We are very excited to work with FotMob,” said Romina Calatayud, Founder & CEO of Girls United. “Together we are on a mission to raise the standard of provision that is given to girls’ and women’s football. It is a really exciting development for Girls United to partner with a company that is giving the women’s game the exposure that it deserves.”

“We are excited to support the direct impact Girls United’s work has on girls around the globe,” said Curt Baker, Product Strategy Lead at FotMob. “We are strong believers in football as a force for positive change, and Girls United’s work in empowering girls and promoting gender equality — on and off the pitch — is a powerful example of that.”

Both FotMob and Girls United seek to bridge the gap between the opportunities that are given to the men’s game and the women’s game. The sponsorship deal was commended by Caroline Weir, Manchester City forward and Girls United Ambassador, who added: “Equal opportunity in girls’ grassroots football is so important and it is going to take a lot of support from the community to make it happen. Being an ambassador for Girls United, it’s been great to see FotMob become their kit sponsors and contribute to the organisation’s ability to support more girls to play football.”

About Girls United

Girls United establishes safe spaces for girls and young women to have access to sporting programmes that go beyond football development to develop life skills. Providing more girls with the opportunity to succeed, on and off the pitch – and always looking to create a lasting social impact on our local communities.

About FotMob

FotMob is a livescore app featuring live match coverage, detailed stats, and breaking news for over 400 leagues around the world. It has been recognised as a leading sports app by The New York Times, Apple, and Google. Get the app for free on iOS and Android.

Posted by Curt Baker
This Weekend: Big match-ups and Derby Days

This Weekend: Big match-ups and Derby Days

The best action to follow this weekend


Saturday

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 The Premier League isn’t holding back on the top level drama this weekend, with Chelsea vs. Manchester City one of two early kick-offs coming up today.

The other is Manchester United‘s home game against Aston Villa, two sides that suffered defeat in the midweek round of the EFL Cup.

There are seven EPL games in total, with the day rounded off with Liverpool‘s first ever trip to the new Brentford Community Stadium. These sides contributed a total of seven players to our Team of the Week last weekend, so we’re expecting fireworks in that one.

🇪🇸 There was a rare midweek round in La Liga this week but as they say, there’s no rest for the wicked and three of the top four all play today.

Leaders Real Madrid face Europa League holders Villarreal at the Bernabéu.

Meanwhile Atlético, who scored another injury-time goal to win at Getafe on Tuesday are on their travels again, this time to Deportivo Alavés. And lastly, Sevilla play an Espanyol side who are fresh from picking up their first win since their top flight return.

🇮🇹 In Italy, both Milan clubs feature this afternoon. The two have enjoyed a similar start to the season, winning four and drawing one of their opening five games.

Milan go to Spezia, who gave Juventus a scare in the week before ultimately going down to a 3-2 defeat.

And Inter, who’ve scored 18 goals so far will test that impressive record against Atalanta.

🇩🇪 The Bundesliga schedule for the day includes the Borussen Derby, the battle for bragging rights over who is the best Borussia – Mönchengladbach or Dortmund. Neither side really see each other as their greatest rivals, but this is still a big game between relatively near-neighbours who just so happen to share a prefix.

🇫🇷 Unbeaten PSG, another side to have enjoyed an injury-time winner in midweek (winning 2-1 at Metz) also play today. At home to Montpellier.

Elsewhere, two of Ligue 1’s other big sides Lille and Lyon are also in action. At home to Lorient and on the road to Strasbourg respectively.

🚨 Lastly, on this busy day of football – some massive derbies to tell you about further afield.

🇧🇷 Arguably the most heated fixture in Brazilian football takes place today, with São Paulo rivals Corinthians and Palmeiras contesting the Paulista Derby.

🇲🇽 And in Mexico, there’s not one but two traditional classics. First, the battle between university sides (and big cats!) Tigres UANL and UNAM aka Pumas kicks things off.

Then there’s El Súper Clásico itself, Club América versus Guadalajara, or Chivas as you may prefer to call them.

For more on Mexican football, give our Spanish language twitter account a follow by clicking here.


Sunday

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 The Derby theme continues tomorrow, with the Premier League providing us with the latest instalment of the North London Derby; Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur.

Since FotMob records began (with the app starting in 2010), this one has been very evenly contested with the sides sharing seven draws and each enjoying ten wins.

And there’s also a decent test for Arsenal Women in the WSL, as our friends Two Girls Talk Balls explain:

“Amongst the Sunday fixtures are two huge games: Manchester United vs. Chelsea and Arsenal vs. Manchester City.

Shock early defeats for both Chelsea and City mean their star-studded squads must take home the points.

Arsenal, however, have got off to a flying start and could be favourites to claim yet another blue scalp.”

🇮🇹 Serie A is another league serving up the big guns this weekend, with Sunday’s headliner Lazio vs. Roma set to give José Mourinho his first taste of the Derby della Capitale.

Elsewhere Juventus, who finally picked up their first league win of the season in midweek entertain Sampdoria and unbeaten, rampaging Napoli go in to their game against Cagliari on the back of consecutive 4-0 victories.

🇪🇸 The last game on our radar this weekend comes in La Liga, where Barcelona host Levante.

The Catalan giants are still unbeaten in the league up to this point but one wonders whether Ronald Koeman – sent off during the lacklustre draw against Cadíz on Thursday will still be in the dugout if Barça produce anything other than a win in this one.


If you want to follow any of the games mentioned above, click on the relevant link and tap the bell icon to receive all the key match updates.

Or join us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to discuss all the important football going on this weekend!

Cover Image from IMAGO

Posted by Bill Biss
The 92 Club Challenge: Selhurst Park

The 92 Club Challenge: Selhurst Park

The hardest challenge in English Football


FotMob has teamed up with our mates COPA90 to send Eugene Noble to every single EFL ground this season. That’s 25,000 miles, 92 grounds, in just 9 months. This is the holy grail of English football. Is it even possible? We’re about to find out.

Next up? Selhurst Park, the home of Crystal Palace.

You can find all the episodes on COPA90’s Instagram and TikTok pages.

Posted by Curt Baker
Morten Gamst Pedersen, running the show at 40

Morten Gamst Pedersen, running the show at 40

We caught up with the former Norwegian international still playing for the love of the game.


If you’ve spent much time online in the last couple of weeks, you may have seen the social media posts celebrating the 40th birthday of one of the Premier Leagues most endearing flair players from the 2000s, Blackburn Rovers hero Morten Gamst Pedersen.

And if you’ve been following the FotMob Twitter account, you probably already know that the man himself is currently showcasing those mercurial talents and scoring outrageous goals for Alta, a club in Norway’s third tier.


Situated approximately 400km above the Arctic Circle, Alta lies in Pedersen’s home county of Finnmark and he chose to join the team after leaving Eliteserien (Norway’s top division) side Tromsø in 2019.

But on this weekend in mid-September, we travelled the relatively short distance north from FotMob’s HQ in Bergen to watch Alta, and Pedersen, play against Florø SK. It was still a journey of over 200km, including a ferry ride, but close by Norwegian football standards.

The team’s own journey hadn’t gone entirely to plan, as Pedersen explains.

“When we came yesterday, all the luggage, it was gone. That’s why we wore Florø’s away kit. We had no kit, everything was gone. Nobody knows where it is.”

So why then, when his contemporaries are sat at home, or in the relative comfort of the television studio spouting opinions on the game, is Pedersen still doing it? And at a level where it takes two flights to get to an away game and you can’t even be sure that your kit is going to make it there with you?

“I love to play football, that’s the thing. I go to training everyday and I look forward to the games. I spend so much time on keeping my body healthy and well.

And I want to play football as long as I can because for me, I’ve been lucky and I’m still lucky to have my dream as my work, you know.”


Pedersen’s passion for the game is evident out on the pitch and he quietly dictates play from a position sat just in front of the Alta defence. Trying out one-touch pass after pass with the left foot that made him famous, he looks like he’s enjoying himself.

After one pass goes awry, someone from the crowd of approximately 150 partisan locals shouts out that he’s finished. Pedersen just keeps on smiling and responds shortly after, from the halfway line with a quickly taken free-kick that sails just over the bar. That would have been sweet.

But as the game wears on, Alta, more used to plying their trade indoors (wouldn’t you 400km north of the Arctic Circle?), begin to struggle with the increasingly heavy surface. And indeed, they go 1-0 down thanks to a defensive error.

Pedersen though, is relishing the chance to stretch his legs. And as the experienced pro, he knows his time will come.

“We don’t play too much on grass, I love to play on the grass. Of course it’s different, but for me I like it, I’ve played more on grass than artificial in my life.”

On 77 minutes, a Florø player lashes out and receives a second yellow card. The change in Alta’s tempo is almost instantaneous. You can see Pedersen’s calm authority spread amongst his teammates as he himself turns it up a notch.

Within a couple of minutes, Alta level when a cross swung in to the box is headed home by 16-year-old Peter Brekke. It’s his first professional goal but there’s no time for celebrations, there’s a game to win.

And win it they do.

In the 87th minute Alta overrun the home side down the flank and as the ball is pulled back across the area, the stage is set for our hero Morten to step forward and really put his laces through it. He does exactly that and the ball smashes home, top corner. Keeper no chance. It’s exactly what we came to see!

“That was good. I almost scored from the halfway line in the first half, I had a good shot just before that got blocked and then it was nice to get the third try…

You can’t give me too many chances you know, because sometimes, that can happen.”


We catch Pedersen as he leaves the pitch triumphant and he stops for a chat, inviting us in to the dressing room area out of the cold. We talk about the game and about Alta. His eyes light up when he mentions the 24-year age gap between the two goalscorers, and it’s that commitment to the club that shines through.

“Alta is a club that’s never been to the OBOS Ligaen (Norway’s second tier). I could be playing in the Eliteserien you know.

When I left Tromsø, I could have gone to some other clubs but then I thought, okay many people know what I can do, but my county is Finnmark.

And I’ve been lucky to come from there and play football and they have done so much for me, so I said I’d try to give something back for that place.”

The result left Alta sixth in the table with promotion perhaps beyond them, for this year at least. And individually, Pedersen moved to nine goals for the season – his previous eight all coming from free-kicks, penalties, or believe-it-or-not, direct from corners. He’s scored three of those.

So when you think of him next, or an old Blackburn Rovers clip comes up on television, remember that Pedersen is probably still out there, fighting for his community club, smiling away and scoring worldies.

Posted by Curt Baker, 0 comments
🇪🇸 The La Liga Team of the Week

🇪🇸 The La Liga Team of the Week

Our top-rated performers in Spain


Real Madrid’s entire front three make FotMob’s La Liga Team of the Week this week, after a 2-1 win over Valencia, with Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema each getting a goal and an assist. Alongside them, Eden Hazard created the most chances in the match (6).

It was Sevilla’s keeper, Bono, however, who garnered the top rating of the week, saving a penalty in their 0-0 draw at Real Sociedad.

Posted by Curt Baker
This Weekend: Club football is back

This Weekend: Club football is back

The best action to follow this weekend


Saturday

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 You’ve made it through the International Break and now you get to reap the rewards on a day filled with EIGHT Premier League games.

They include, and you might have heard about this one – Manchester United vs. Newcastle United and the return of a certain Cristiano Ronaldo. Kicking off at the same time there’s the interesting looking game between Leicester City and Manchester City and we’ll see whether Arsenal can wake from their slumber as they face Norwich City.

And after all that, European Champions Chelsea take on Aston Villa in the evening kick-off.

🇩🇪 Elsewhere, it’s also a busy day in the Bundesliga. Wolfsburg, the only side left with a 100% record after three rounds travel to promoted side Greuther Fürth whilst Borussia Dortmund and everyone’s favourite Norwegian, Erling Haaland go to Bayer Leverkusen.

And saving the best until last in another big evening kick-off, Julian Nagelsmann must take his Bayern München side back to RB Leipzig, the side he joined from during the summer, bringing a number of ex-Leipzig personnel with him.

🇫🇷 After his heroics on Thursday night with Argentina, we might have to wait for Lionel Messi to make his first start for PSG but their game in Ligue 1 should be of interest anyway, as the giants take on the minnows of Clermont Foot. The side making their top flight debut have held their own so far, unbeaten after four games and boasting the second highest number of goals scored, behind the Parisians.

Staying in France, there’s the clash between two of the league’s other big sides as Monaco meet Marseille in the Principality.

🇮🇹 It may be early days in the Serie A season, they’ve played just two rounds so far but today’s game between Napoli and Juventus should be an early indicator of how both are setting up for the new campaign. Juventus are without a win, whilst Napoli have conceded only once in victories over Venezia and Genoa.

🇵🇹 Lastly today, we look to Portugal, now officially Europe’s 5th best league according to the UEFA Coefficient ratings. Here, we get another early season headliner as defending champions Sporting host Porto, the side they usurped to win their first title in 19 years just a few months ago.


Sunday

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Tomorrow, there’s just the one Premier League game on offer with Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United welcoming Liverpool to Elland Road.

That gives us the opportunity to check in on the second weekend of the new Women’s Super League season in England, previewed here by our friends at Two Girls Talk Balls:

‘Chelsea will be looking to make amends for their defeat to Arsenal last weekend when they play Everton at home. Everton will still be reeling from their thumping at the hands of City and can ill afford another hammering.

City are currently top of the pile in the league and must not let their poor Champions League display filter through to their league form. They take on Spurs at home in the final match of the weekend.

At the bottom end of the table West Ham and Birmingham both have potentially winnable fixtures at home to Villa and Brighton respectively. Elsewhere Leicester meet Manchester United in their first home WSL game and Reading host in form Arsenal.’

🇮🇹 Sunday is traditionally the busier day of the weekend in Serie A and tomorrow is no exception. Champions Inter kick-off proceedings in the lunchtime game, away at Sampdoria.

Then later, in probably the day’s main event Milan host Lazio back at the San Siro with both sides looking to maintain their 100% start to the campaign. Lazio begin this round on top of the pile having scored nine goals in their opening two games.

And finally, Roma take on Sassuolo in the final game of the day. These sides both ended on the same number of points last season (62) but with Roma’s investment in squad, and manager they’ll be hoping for significant improvement this time around.

🇪🇸 In La Liga, where two of today’s games, including Sevilla vs. Barcelona have been postponed due to the lateness of the South American World Cup qualifiers, we’ll have to wait until tomorrow for a real fix from Spain’s top flight.

Then, Atlético Madrid will be in Barcelona to face Espanyol whilst Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid side at home against Celta Vigo.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 We’ll leave you by pointing you in the direction of Scottish football’s second biggest derby – Sunday’s meeting between Edinburgh rivals Hearts and Hibernian. Not as high profile as the Old Firm but as fiercely felt by all involved and this one maybe even more so. That is because after four rounds of the Premiership season, the sides are neck-and-neck at the top of the table with Hibs only in first place by virtue of goals difference.


If you want to follow any of the games mentioned above, click on the relevant link and tap the bell icon to receive all the key match updates.

Or join us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to discuss all the important football going on this weekend!

Cover Image from IMAGO

Posted by Bill Biss
The 92 Club Challenge: Fratton Park

The 92 Club Challenge: Fratton Park

The hardest challenge in English Football


FotMob has teamed up with our mates COPA90 to send Eugene Noble to every single EFL ground this season. That’s 25,000 miles, 92 grounds, in just 9 months. This is the holy grail of English football. Is it even possible? We’re about to find out.

First up? Fratton Park, the home of Portsmouth FC.

Posted by Curt Baker