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Post Heysel Part Two

Last week we looked briefly at the immediate effects of the Heysel Stadium Disaster of May 29th, 1985. As English clubs were excluded from...

Rings, Triangles and the Olympic Stadium, Munich

They say what goes around comes around. It has a meaning relating to whatever force or energy you release in the world, it will...
Post Heysel Part One: The Football League Super Cup

Post Heysel (1): The Football League Super Cup

The Heysel Stadium Disaster on 30 May 1985 was a terrible event that will never be forgotten. To simply label it a 'tragedy' would...
Stewart Imlach

Retain and Transfer

Loyalty for royalty. retain me and pay me. Imagine a world where our players had summer jobs to boost their income. Imagine a world where...
Eddie McCreadie - Chelsea

Unappreciated but loved: Eddie McCreadie and Chelsea 1977

On the 1st July 1977, Chelsea manager and ex-club defender left Stamford Bridge. Having promoted the side to Division One the previous month, he...

The Last Minute Italian Job of 2006

Germany versus Italy. A heavyweight battle in the summer of 2006 and a World Cup semi-final like no other. Held in one of the...

Lemerre’s revenge: The story of a unique and unmatched feat

The timing of the announcement couldn't have been better. On 1st June 2002, Liverpool claimed to have signed El Hadji Diouf on a long-term...
English Football's Greatest Goalscorer

English Football’s Greatest Goalscorer

Which English player scored the most goals during their career? Wayne Rooney holds the record with 53 goals for England but it’s not him....

The Football League and ‘the old pals act’

In 1986 the Football League was approaching its century and so took the opportunity to undertake a certain degree of navel-gazing. The era of...

David Beckham and his red card redemption

David Beckham will undoubtedly go down as one of the legends of the game.An old-school winger blessed with a wand of a right foot;...