Life or death: A match that was truly more important than that

A match where there was no escape Truth and fiction collide here in this legend. Can you imagine a team with Pele, Bobby Moore, Ozzy...

All that glitters is not gold: Sven-Göran Eriksson and England

It should have been perfect, England's most talented squad for over 30 years and a well-respected and well-travelled European coach who was the first...

Nolberto Solano: From Peruvian playmaker to adopted Geordie

MACHU PICCHU, Lake Titicaca, and Lima. Three of Peru’s most famous tourist sites. Today, though, Patrick O'Kane looks beyond these attractions and into the...
Newcastle United Premier League Alan Shearer Number Nines

Assessing Newcastle’s number nines since Alan Shearer

After David Ginola’s recent appearance on Monday Night Football discussing Newcastle and their 1995/96 entertainers, it is impossible not to draw negative comparisons to the...
Kenny Dalglish Liverpool Blackburn Newcastle Premier League

Sir Kenny Dalglish Part Two: In exile from Liverpool

Last week we looked at Sir Kenny Dalglish’s first spell in management at Liverpool and pondered upon the reasons for his sudden resignation in...
Gary Ablett, Everton

Gary Ablett was…

I don't quite know what makes a football fan latch on to some players more than others. In a week that Sky showcased three...

Euro 96: Shearer brace brings about Dutch demolition

UEFA Nations League. That’s the competition none of us cared about right? That was until Jesse Lingard and Harry Kane’s late antics against Croatia...

How the 1919 voting scandal birthed the Arsenal/Tottenham rivalry

North London Rivals There are rivalries that grow organically. There are rivalries that are created. However, once they have a life of their own there...

Don Revie: The King of Leeds (Part Three)

Balkans Bound Don Revie’s Leeds United side started the 1967-68 season in poor form, losing two of their opening three games, at Manchester United and...
Romario Brazil politician Flamengo Valencia

Romario Part Five: Record-breaking player to ground-breaking politician

Jair Bolsonaro is a name that the whole will remember forever. As an extreme right-wing proponent of many misogynistic, racist and downright disturbing views,...