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Stories From A Reserve Team Left-Back: Relegation battles and the day Graeme Murty came for tea

The small village of Copmanthorpe – affectionately know as Cop – is located just outside York and consists of two pubs, a Co-op and some of the finest manicured lawns in all of England.  At the centre of it all you’ll find Patrick Solich, a resident since birth and holder of the most important position in the whole village; left-back for Copmanthorpe…

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Across the North Sea Interview: Christian Kalvenes

As part of a new interview series, Christian Wulff explores the experiences of Scottish players that have been involved in Norwegian football and Norwegians that have been a part of the Scottish league. In this edition he talks to the former Dundee United left-back Christian Kalvenes. It’s been almost ten years since the first time I interviewed Christian…

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The Story of Tommy Gemmell: The Best Left-Back in the World

In his first article for The Supplement, new contributor Lee McKeown chronicles the life of the great Tommy Gemmell. 2017 marks a significant year in the history of Celtic Football Club with the 50th anniversary of Jock Stein’s legendary Lisbon Lions’ 2-1 triumph over Inter Milan in the 1967 European Cup final. Celtic have commemorated…

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Big Ears Gets a New Suit: How the European Cup got less classy as it dressed up

‘The Big Cup’ is the best moniker for what we now know as the Champions League trophy and what was, once upon a time, simply the European Cup. It’s simple and pointedly at odds with the eye-roll inducing, grandiose over-dramaticism that accompanies everything about the modern incarnation of the competition. As much as the pomp…

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