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...

World Cup 1982: Day-by-day. Day Four. England, Germany & Spain. Mixed Fortunes

The World Cup had got off to a slow start, but exploded into life with Hungary hitting ten.. Scotland had seen off the potentially...

Hamburg: Tempting Fate and Eventual Relegation

The large clock inside the Volksparkstadion has ticked away over seasons past, tempting fate by highlighting how long Hamburger SV have swerved the Bundesliga...

Icons: Gunter Netzer

There is no shortage of famous names who have adorned the famous number 10 shirt of Real Madrid: Puskas, Velazquez, Laudrup and Figo, to...
Tomas Rosicky

Tomas Rosicky: The Potential-Prevented Little Mozart from Prague

The physical demands of professional footballers in today’s era are higher than ever with the ever-increasing intensity, speed and power in which the game...
FA-Cup

The most pointless game in the world

With the World Cup almost upon us, one of the fixtures I believe is completely pointless is the third-place playoff. I have two memories...

World Cup 1982, Day-by-Day. Day Three. No goals then loads of goals

DAY THREETuesday 15th June 1982GROUP ONE, Estadio Riazor, La Coruna. (17:15)CAMEROON   (0)   0PERU   (0)   0Cameroon: N’Kono; Kaham, Onana, M, Bom, Aoudou, N’Djeya; Kunde, M’Bida,...
David Bentley

David Bentley: From Invincible to Invisible

David Bentley has enjoyed a plethora of magnificent moments during his career. The kid from Peterborough grew up training with the golden age of...
Milan Baros

Milan Baros: A Career Blowing Hot and Cold

In November of 2007, Milan Baros’ black Ferrari F430 was clocked by a speed gun east of Lyon travelling at 168 mph, over twice...