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Steve Howard interview: The target man who had the tracks to the top

Photo: Will Johnston / courtesy of Leicester Mercury

Photo: Will Johnston / courtesy of Leicester Mercury

 

Former striker Steve Howard enjoyed multiple promotions in his career but winning the Championship play-offs with Derby County in 2007 took him to the big time, and it wasn’t just the goals that the ex-Leicester City and Luton Town favourite was responsible for that season. Read more →

Dagný Brynjarsdóttir interview: A ‘Sunshine State’ of mind for Bayern’s Star-Spangled Icelander

 

Icelandic international Dagný Brynjarsdóttir had become one of the most coveted players in the college game en route to winning the 2014 National Championship with Florida State, and the current FC Bayern Munich midfielder has some partially tuneful reminders of just why her four years in the U.S. meant so much. Read more →

Jill Loyden interview: Three chords and the truth – U.S. stopper’s backbeat to now, then and forever

 

Last October may have brought the conclusion to Jill Loyden’s playing career but the former U.S. Women’s National Team goalkeeper’s link to the game goes on, and she also has an infinite amount of reasons why the lights will never go out on another one of her loves. Read more →

Rachel Yankey interview: The feeling to the flex for Gunners’ England great

Photo: Gavin Ellis / tgsphoto.co.uk / SHEKICKS

Photo: Gavin Ellis / tgsphoto.co.uk / SHEKICKS

 

Little introduction is required when it comes to England and Arsenal Ladies’ Rachel Yankey, but although much of her journey to becoming a premier name in women’s football has often been documented, there are further depths to be uncovered through music discussion. Read more →

Andy Keogh interview: ‘I remember Dublin City…’ – Ireland striker’s green hills of home before the Glory days

Photo: Darren Speedie / Vision Inspired Photography

Photo: Darren Speedie / Vision Inspired Photography

 

Republic of Ireland striker Andy Keogh brought the curtain down on a decade in English football last year, ushering in a new adventure and alluring surroundings with Perth Glory in Australia, although the distinctive chimes of back home are as fresh in the mind as ever. Read more →