Saint Richard III and the Miracle of Leicester City 

In life, Richard III was one of England’s most notorious kings but in death, is he responsible for one of the biggest upsets in sporting history? We take a look at the twin stories of Richard III and Leicester City – Premier League champions and subject of one of sport’s greatest underdog stories.

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Hints on Association Football, 1934

In a break from our usual royal historical fare, I thought I’d take advantage of the gap between podcast series to take a look at something completely different – (association) football. I inherited some cigarette cards from a grandfather who sadly died earlier this year which provide a charming insight into the tactics and appearance of football from a very different era. With the 2014-15 Premier League starting this weekend, what lessons could Mourinho, Wenger, Pellegrini and Van Gaal learn from eighty years ago?

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