Maracana

Brazilian Blushes: The Maracanazo Story

Brazil are the only country in football history to play in every single World Cup tournament, from its inception back in 1930, to the...
Youri Tielemans

Boyz II Tielemans

The Young Pretender Youri Tielemans is just a boy with respect to the others I’ve written about in this series. Born on 7th May 1997...
Aaron Lennon - mental health in football

The Beautiful Game Versus The Black Dog

The life of a footballer, or indeed any professional athlete, is one fans envy; the glory, the money, the fact they’re being paid to...

Sevilla: The Most Unpredictable Team on Earth

2017/18 really has been a mixed season for Sevilla.After years of Europa League dominance, Sevilla continued to impress on the continent and reached the...
Gianluigi Donnarumma

Why Must I Be a Teenager in Goal? – Part Two

Continuing the series focusing on two teenagers who had debuts to remember. Nothing stirs the emotions of mothers up and down the country than seeing...
Martin Murray

Martin Murray: The new George Best

Martin Murray: The new George Best I remember the hype so well. In the days when the gap between the rich, elite football clubs and...
Gianluigi Donnarumma

Why Must I Be a Teenager in Goal? Part One

Nothing stirs the emotions of mothers up and down the country than seeing a young lad get thrown into the action against older men....
Romelu Lukaku

Lukaku’s Talking

Romelu of House Lukaku Romelu Lukaku Bolingoli was born 13th May 1993 in Antwerp Belgium, to Congolese parents. His father Roger was also a professional...

Aaron Hughes: Northern Ireland’s Timeless Centre Half

Longevity in football is as impressive as it is infrequent; a continuous war of attrition against the common adversaries of age, injury and diminishing...

The Calcio Miracle: How Hellas Verona took on the elite and won the Scudetto

Such was the dominance of the big city clubs in Italy that only twice in over 20 years prior to 1985 had a team...