The Football Mine

Digging Deep for Nuggets

Welcome to The Football Mine

Richard Foster – respected author, broadcaster, historian, journalist.

He is a regular contributor to the Guardian, Sky Sports News, the BBC, talkSPORT and the Five Year Plan podcast.

The revised edition of World Cup Nuggets is now out, packed with fun facts and startling stats on every World Cup.

Here’s what some of the football glitterati think about the book:

“”If you love the World Cup you will love World Cup Nuggets.” Martin Tyler, Sky Sports

“It’s that time in the footballing cycle when every commentator, writer and fan is looking for something “different” to say! Thank goodness – here is our universal solution! I cannot wait to chew into and digest my first World Cup Nugget!” Peter Drury, commentator

“Richard’s writing is the perfect World Cup companion, witty and informative but never too earnest. Steal his nuggets and make yourself the most entertaining and well-informed of your friends in the pub chat this winter!” Andy Brassell, BT Sport / BBC5Live/ Football Ramble

“All the facts in one place. The essential guide for World Cup watching – or commentating.” Guy Mowbray, BBC Match of the Day

Whether it is on radio, television or in print Foster’s expertise makes him stand out and he is always looking for new collaborations across all media. So if you ever need an informed and articulate football voice he’s your man, so please do not hesitate to get in touch – see Contact Page.

The Football Mine

Welcome to The Football Mine, we hope you enjoy delving into all the nuggets that have been gathered here for your delectation. We would also encourage you all to put forward your own original facts and there will be a monthly prize of one of my books to the best as chosen by our panel of experts. So please feel free to submit those facts at the email address below



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