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Benito Carbone Premier League Italian Invasion

Carbone’s Italian invasion changes face of English football

EURO 1996. Football’s Coming Home. So too is an Italian invasion. As the English mourn another penalty shootout defeat at the hands of arch-enemy...
Norman Hunter Franny Lee

What Ever Happened to the Hardmen of Football?

Football hardmen and accompanying fisticuffs - don't you just miss them?We have all witnessed things on the pitch that have invariably been accompanied by...
Romario Edmundo Vasco Da Gama Brazil

Romario Part Four: O Baixinho and O Animal’s defining relationship

Two days before Manchester United faced Vasco da Gama in the ill-fated World Club Championship in Brazil, there was a celebration by the Rio...
Walter Tull Sandy Turnbull Enggland World War One Football

The Honour Of Representing Your Country

Players Who Gave All For Country And Much To Their Clubs When you get that call up to represent your country your heart must surge...

Swapping Tynecastle for the trenches: the story of McCrae’s Battalion and McCartney’s Hearts

Exiting Edinburgh’s Haymarket train station is like doing so in almost any city. You step out into a bustling street; people running and walking;...
Blowing It Big Ron

Blowing It – The Best Team Always Wins The Title?

Following on from last week’s article surmising a particularly close race for the title, I got to thinking about the fact that everyone likes...

Roy of the Rovers Part Two! 1975 onwards: The story continues…

By 1975 Melchester Rovers had become the most successful team in England and Roy Race the best striker in the world. Success was inevitably followed...
Romario Brazil international World Cup

Romario Part Three: the Brazil international diaries

What is the essence of footballing success? Arguably one of the most influential figures in the world game was Johan Cruyff for his philosophy...
Football World War One

Football in World War One: Part One

What Did You Do During The War? In today’s global game it's hard for us to imagine the early inception of it. The rules and...

Pig’s Heads, Easy Money & Elections: Luis Figo to Real Madrid

Nobody remembers the actual football that took place that night. For nearly two hours on a November night in Barcelona, it was one man...