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Blackpool Football Club 1990s Part One

Blackpool Football Club in the 1990s: Part One

The first (half) season of the new millennium saw Blackpool FC suffer exactly the same fate as that of a decade earlier: relegation to...
Jimmy Hogan Football World War One Hungary

The lad from Lancashire, Jimmy Hogan: Not a local hero

The lad with impact ideas Jimmy Hogan was born on 16 October 1882 in Burnley, just five months after the club. He actually played for...

In the 90s: Nottingham Forest (part two)

Part one of this journey featured the final days of Brian Clough's golden era and four domestic cup triumphs from six Wembley visits in...
Kaka

Kaka, the son of God who punished the Red Devils

In summer 2003, he has been introduced to Carlo Ancelotti as an absolute world premiere. A child prodigy at play on the fields of...
Howard Gayle

Gayle force in Munich: Liverpool’s best performance in Europe?

Howard Gayle made his name at Birmingham City in the early 80s. But prior to his move there, he became the first black player...
Brian-Clough

In the 1990s: Nottingham Forest (part one)

Sat on the fringes of the Championship play-offs, it’s hard to think of Nottingham Forest as two-time European Cup winners as fans come to...
Shrewsbury-School

Shrewsbury School part one: The birth of football

At the end of a drab, square building in Shrewsbury is a slightly sunken square of concrete slabs. The area measures no more than...
Michel-Platini

How was Michel Platini’s legacy tarnished?

In recent times, the very mention of the name Michel Platini is sufficient to at least polarise opinion, and at worst provoke a string...
Bela Guttmann

The Blessings of Bela Guttmann

Out of the Ashes Turbulence: I think that’s the way I would describe Central Europe in 1945. This is reflected in Bela Guttmann’s career. With...

In conversation with Peter Houston

Peter Houston has led a varied career in Scottish football spanning over four decades. A striker in his playing days, he was known best...