England bugbears

This week I have been thinking about some football bugbears. The little things in football that annoy me and leave me gnashing my teeth....

Don Revie: the Middle East, untimely death & lasting legacy

In this final part of the review of Don Revie's career in football, we will look at the scarcely believable events that brought a...

The worst team in the history of the Premier League

On a very personal note, I have seen some terrible performances. As an impassioned fan I have felt it all, said it all but...

In the 90s: Glasgow Rangers Part 1 – The Champions League is born.

In the beginning God created the Heavens and the stars There are eight stars on the Champion’s League logo. One for each team represented in...
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‘A team of Brian Deanes’: the significance of the EPL’s first goalscorer

On Wednesday 27 May 1992, the FA Premier League was finally established as a limited company. This had followed the mass resignation of English...

Eddie Gray: The thoroughbred

‘Twas a Hogmanay at the Glasga’ fair There was me, ma self and several mair’The French Riviera in the summer of 1981 whilst on a...

Not the first time City went trophy hunting!

Manchester City fans have generally been a patient bunch over the years, having to spend much of the time watching their local rivals United lift...
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Blackpool in the 1990s: part three

After the ridiculousness that constituted the 1995-96 Blackpool FC season, it was essential to steady the ship in 1996-97 and to try and build...
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Coventry City: a fall from grace

Football's a funny old game. At least in the mind of Jimmy Greaves. Try telling that to Coventry City fans as they dwell on...

Fred Pentland: The eccentric Englishman who brought Tiki-Taka to Spain

Spanish dreams and English designs It’s hard to imagine a world where the Spanish game was influenced by an Englishman. If the rules were recorded in...