Comeback kings: Reliving Turkey’s thrilling Euro 2008

The Nobel Prize winning Turkish author Orhan Pamuk’s early memories include “crowds of men smoking cigarettes after the national football matches, which during my...

Red Devils or Red Arrows? Manchester United 1975/76

At various points of reading through the footballing backdraught that is Tale of Two Halves, heat spots of fondness drill through the decades of...
Parma 1998=99

The brilliant Parma team of 1998-1999

Italian football peaked in the 1990s with the Milan triumphs in the Champions League (1989, 1990), the World Cup final in 1994 and Inter's rebirth....
Robbie Keane LA Galaxy

Robbie Keane: Reborn in the USA

In January 2007, David Beckham left Real Madrid, opting to give up the elite level of football for the glitz and glamour of Los...

When transfers go mad: when the British transfer record was beaten twice in four...

In a crazy month in 1979 the British transfer record was broken twice in four days. It fuelled speculation a spending spree would see...
Liverpool Premier League

In the 90s: Liverpool (Part 1)

One club largely stood tall over all others in English football during the 1970s and 80s, with Liverpool winning 10 First Division titles in...

Copa Rio: The first Club World Cup

Henry Ford once quipped that “auto racing began five minutes after the second car was built.” The footballing equivalent was the race to declare...

Rüstü Recber: The last warrior of Turkey

Arda Turan, Nihat Kahveci and the Altintop brothers. Four of Turkey’s most famous players. But none of them the record number of appearances for...
Wrexham Arsenal FA Cup 1992

From Layer Road to Parsons Grove: What constitutes a Cup Shock?

This week has seen the culmination of the FA Cup third round and with it, a degree of the annual navel-gazing and (mostly rhetorical)...

Gabriel Batistuta Part One: From Humble Beginnings

“I never wanted to be a football player. For me, football is just a profession.” It seems strange that for a player who became synonymous...