My Dundee United Debut

A bitter, cold wind had picked up since we left the car and rain was in the air. It was that fine rain, the...

Season 1974-75: A Personal First

Season 1974-75 – A Personal First The 1974-75 season was not a particularly exceptional or standout season in many ways. It was just a normal,...

One for the Glasgow road… or maybe nine or ten

Continuing the nostalgic look back at footie of yesteryear and expanding slightly on the ‘first game’ angle, let me tell you the tale of...

Golden Goals: Maradona’s Goal of the Century and its Binding Political Significance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svYHFVHceIYMaradona’s second goal against England in the quarter-final of the 1986 World Cup was rightfully voted goal of the century by FIFA. However, if...
Daniel Amokachi

Daniel Amokachi – Everton Cult hero: Goalscorer, Model and Jet owner

Daniel Amokachi burst onto the International football scene during the 1994 World Cup in the USA. Aged just 21, he scored in the group...
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The Day I Caught The Wolves Bug

What’s your earliest childhood memory? I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve consumed far too much alcohol over the years, but I can’t remember...

Icons In Italy: Marco Van Basten

Sometimes we fans forget that our beautiful and joyous game has a harsh and unforgiving side.We forget the immense physical ordeal players put their...

When Ireland’s teenage talents ruled Europe

Even in European terms, the Republic of Ireland would not be a high-profile football nation. Its national team has qualified for just six major...

A Rivalry For The Ages? Clough’s Forest v Paisley’s Liverpool

A Rivalry For The Ages? Clough’s Forest v Paisley’s Liverpool Liverpool and Nottingham Forest’s rivalry was a passionate if relatively short-lived one that burned brightly,...

My first taste of Goodison Park

March 28th, 1970; Everton vs Chelsea at Goodison Park.Not the first game of football I ever attended. That honour goes way back to around...