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...

World Cup 1982, Day-by-Day: Day Two

Monday 14th June 1982 GROUP ONE, Estadio Balaidos, Vigo. (17:15)ITALY   (0)   0POLAND   (0)   0Italy: Zoff; Gentile, Scirea, Collovati, Cabrini; Conti, Marini, Tardelli, Antognoni; Rossi, GrazianiPoland:...
David de Gea

Dog De Gea’s Are Over

Prince David David de Gea Quintana was born 7th November 1990, born in the Spanish Capital of Madrid and raised in nearby municipality of Illescas...

World Cup 1982, Day-by-Day: Day One

Sunday 13th June 1982 GROUP THREE, Nou Camp Stadium, Barcelona. (20:00)ARGENTINA   (0)   0BELGIUM   (0)   1   (Vandenbergh 62)Argentina: Fillol; Galvan, Passarella, Tarantini, Olguin; Bertoni, Ardiles, Gallego,...

World Cup 1982: The Draw, The Grounds, The Format

FIFA had decided to “jazz” the draw up a bit to make more theatre from it. Of course they didn’t intend things to turn...