Jack Charlton

The Charlton Years Part 1: How Big Jack’s old school methods took Ireland to...

The Charlton Years Part 1: How Big Jack's old school methods took Ireland to brave new heights1986 was a difficult time in Ireland. A...
Tale of Two Halves

Ballon d’Or: Best of The Rest

The End of an EraOver the last 12 weeks, I have introduced you to ten players that I believe could compete for the biggest...
Alessandro Lucarelli

Alessandro Lucarelli: Extensive Loyalty Duly Rewarded for Parma Legend

When football players are involved in relegated campaigns and are facing adversity, character and other personal values are truly tested. For most, a decision...
The Battle of Santiago

World Cup 1962: The Battle of Santiago

World Cup 1962: The Battle of SantiagoSet against the backdrop of a country struggling to cope following the Valdivia earthquake in 1960, the biggest...

World Cup 1982. Day-by-Day. Day Ten. Poles Apart. Scots Crash Out.

DAY TEN We were now approaching the complicated part of the tournament. FIFA had decided to expand this World Cup to twenty-four teams. Six groups...

World Cup 1982 Day-by-Day: Day Nine: Austria in charge; Kuwait in a Strop; Irish...

Monday 21st June 1982 GROUP TWO, Estadio Carlos Tartiere, Oviedo. (17:15)AUSTRIA   (0)   2   (Schachner 56 Krankl, 67)ALGERIA   (0)   0  Austria: Koncilia; Krauss, Degeorgi, Pezzey, Obermayer;...

World Cup 1982 Day-by-Day: Day Eight: England march on; The Germans & Spanish win...

Sunday 20th June 1982 GROUP TWO, Estadio El Molinon Gijon. (17:15)WEST GERMANY   (1)   4   (Rummenigge 9, 56, 66, Reinders 81)CHILE   (0)   1   (Moscoso 89)West Germany:...

World Cup 1982: Day-by-Day – Groups Take Shape

DAY SEVEN Saturday 19th June 1982GROUP ONE, Estadio Riazor, La Coruna. (17:15)CAMEROON   (0)   0POLAND   (0)   0Cameroon: N’Kono; Kaham, M’Bom, Onana, N’Djeya; Aoudou, Kunde,M’Bida, Abega; Milla,...

World Cup 1982: Day-by-Day – Day Six. Italy, Argentina and Brazil in Action

DAY SIX Friday 18th June 1982GROUP ONE, Estadio Balaidos, Vigo. (17:15)ITALY   (1)   1   (Conti 19)PERU   (0)   1   (Diaz 84)Italy: Zoff; Gentile, Scirea, Collovati, Cabrini; Conti,...

World Cup 1982: Day-by-Day – Day Five, End of First Round of Group Matches

DAY FIVE Thursday 17th June 1982 GROUP TWO, Estadio Carlos Tartiere, Oviedo. (17:15) AUSTRIA (1) 1 (Schachner 21) CHILE (0) 0 Austria: Koncilia; Krauss, Degeorgi (Baumeister), Pezzey, Obermayer; Weber...