A fan of the beautiful game is almost never impartial and, sometimes, it’s about more than just loving your club. Sometimes hating the club’s biggest rival is just as important to some fans. Certain rivalries of course have become famous over the years for how extreme their fans are. TheHardTackle brings to you the top 5 football derbies in the world. The article is restricted to derbies, which are rivalries between clubs based in the same city. It is interesting to see that these derbies exist for various different reasons, from political affiliations of both clubs to religious beliefs. The Old Firm Derby (Celtic FC vs Rangers FC) Popularly referred to as ‘The Old Firm derby’, Scotland’s most successful clubs are infamous for the rivalry that exists between them. These two clubs have become notorious among football fans in general for taking what is basically a sport to represent the ever festering wound that exists between Catholics and Protestants. Although […]

No financial support and still Rangers won three League titles on the bounce. How did they do it? TheHardTackle's Guest Author, Vinay Sundar tells the the story of how one man, Walter Smith played his part in the glorious history of Rangers FC.

The PFA Young Player of the Year is here again. Who will rise to stardom? TheHardTackle reviews the list of candidates.

UCL Preview Matchday 4 – Groups A, B, C, and D

After an exciting Matchday 3 that was filled with loads of goals and action, Champions league returns on tuesday and one can expect many more twists and turns. Here we look at what can be expected on day 1 of Matchday 4 for Groups A,B,C and D.