Freddy Adu: the ultimate case of unfulfilled potential

What were you doing at 14 years of age? Courting your schoolyard crush during those boring maths lessons? Deciding what subjects to pursue for...

Gordon Banks: An ode to England’s goalkeeper

It was immensely sad news to wake up to. During the night, probably the most legendary English goalkeeper of all time, Gordon Banks, had...

How Greece achieved the impossible at EURO 2004

The summer of 2004 was a tremendous period for Greek sports. Weeks before pompous Olympics games, they triumphed on the European scene, the national football team...

Duncan Edwards: What could have been

Periodically, newspapers and other media outlets run articles and pieces along the lines of ‘Who is the Greatest?’ or ‘Who is the Best?’ whereby...
Steve Coppell Crystal Palace 1990 FA Cup Final Liverpool Manchester United

Passing the baton: When Palace changed the course of football history

1990 saw the end of one era and the beginning of another. Liverpool’s reign at the top of English football was coming to an...

Don Revie: The King of Leeds (Part Seven)

If it isn't broken... Despite having made a very disappointing end to 1972-73 in terms of results (which ultimately, once again, left Don Revie and...

The third season is fatal: The curse of Bela Guttmann

The global impact of Bela Guttmann isn’t widely known yet it is felt and seen in many aspects of the contemporary game. A career...

The day that Zidane destroyed Spain

In Spain, Zinedine Zidane is a legend like Di Stefano, as he won four Champions League with Real Madrid (three consecutively as coach). Highly regarded...

Petr Cech: The Greatest Premier League Goalkeeper?

The month is July, the year 2004 and the Czech Republic have just beaten Denmark 3-0 to reach the quarter finals of the European...
Best coaches in Europe

Europe’s best coaches and how they’ve shaped their teams

European football has a long list of great coaches and managers, but only a few have stood out and marked their place in history....