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When transfers go mad: when the British transfer record was beaten twice in four...

In a crazy month in 1979 the British transfer record was broken twice in four days. It fuelled speculation a spending spree would see...
Liverpool Premier League

In the 90s: Liverpool (Part 1)

One club largely stood tall over all others in English football during the 1970s and 80s, with Liverpool winning 10 First Division titles in...

Copa Rio: The first Club World Cup

Henry Ford once quipped that “auto racing began five minutes after the second car was built.” The footballing equivalent was the race to declare...

Rüstü Recber: The last warrior of Turkey

Arda Turan, Nihat Kahveci and the Altintop brothers. Four of Turkey’s most famous players. But none of them the record number of appearances for...
Wrexham Arsenal FA Cup 1992

From Layer Road to Parsons Grove: What constitutes a Cup Shock?

This week has seen the culmination of the FA Cup third round and with it, a degree of the annual navel-gazing and (mostly rhetorical)...

Gabriel Batistuta Part One: From Humble Beginnings

“I never wanted to be a football player. For me, football is just a profession.” It seems strange that for a player who became synonymous...
Stanley-Matthews

The real Stanley

Playing the way of the game today He really was the first superstar of football. We could call him the original “Wizarding Potter” as Stanley...
Schalke-04

Schalke 04, Bundesliga champions 2001… For 4 minutes

In sport, people usually like to root for the underdog, especially when that underdog is in direct competition with an established superpower for a...
Preston North End In The 90s

In the 90s: Preston North End (Part 1)

Preston North End may currently be established as a Championship side under Alex Neil, but rewind 29 years and the club’s position was far...
Peter Taylor

Why do so many coaches fail to make the grade as managers?

There are certain beliefs or opinions in football that seem to have been ingrained in the sport over the years. One such saying is...