Let’s face it, football is the world’s most popular sport for a good reason. It is the best and biggest game on this planet and as such, it provides millions of people with entertainment, the odd bit of joy as well as a whole heap of disappointment along the way.

There is a continuous deluge of news every minute of every day and it can almost overwhelm us as it cascades over our heads. So what we need is some discretion and a helpful person to sift through the swathes of information and then give us the tastiest morsels on offer.

So that’s what The Football Mine aims to do, our job is to pore over all that endless news, finding an unusual angle and then popping it expertly into the corner of your net. No fuss, no frills just fun facts and the odd startling stat.

Discover Your Nuggets

There is a feast of football information to gorge yourself on or you can just dip in and out like those tricky wingers of yore. Whatever your appetite The Football Mine will have something tasty for you to chew on.

Foster is your perfect guide to discovering a host of the slightly weirder and more wonderful facts as Sky Sports’ Martin Tyler highlights in the foreword to Foster’s 2019 Premier League Nuggets book:

“Premier League Nuggets is another example of his ability to share those details in an engrossing and entertaining way .”

Steve Coppell with The Agony & The Ecstasy

Sample Nuggets


Premier League
There have been 49 different clubs in the Premier League since 1992/93 up to the 2019/20 seasonwith only six ever-presents who are Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United & Tottenham


World Cup
Uruguay won the very first World Cup in 1930, as well as in 1950, and with a population of only 3.5 million they are by far and away the smallest country both in terms of population and geographical size to do so.


Crystal Palace are the only club that has won promotion to the Premier League via the Play-Offs more than twicehaving done it four times in 1989, 1997, 2004 & 2013

If you fancy delving a bit deeper into even more Nuggets I have written the odd book, so here is a link to my current publisher, Ockley Books –

And of course there is always jolly old Amazon for the full range –

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