The world of football transfers is an awkward, murky business. But the deal involving Tevez and Mascherano to West Ham in 2006 is truly in a world of its own. Why are Football Transfers so complicated? In a word: money. Anybody who’s played even a… Read More »How did Tevez and Mascherano Break the Law at West Ham in 2006?
A self-confessed football nerd, Ultra United ('Ultra UTD') is the product of everything Dev Bajwa believes in when it comes to football. The antithesis of your typical football outlet, Dev appreciates the unappreciated and will spend as long as it takes to bring the beauty of the game to light.
As far as right-backs go, few can claim to have brought the position as far into the modern era as Cafu. He was a simple for where the world was going from the flanks at the back. Brazil’s Full-Back Tradition Loyal Ultra UTD patrons will… Read More »Cafu’s Crazy Last-Minute AC Milan Legacy (2003-08)
For a tournament shrouded in infamy from the vuvuzela to the Jabulani, 2010 is a year that Diego Forlan may remember more positively than anyone else in the world. The Politics Behind the 2010 World Cup It wouldn’t be a World Cup without a bit… Read More »Diego Forlan’s Outstanding World Cup in 2010
The English Premier League has been a proving ground for American goalkeepers, and Brad Friedel might just peak at the top of that tree for his Aston Villa experience alone. His Early Work Permit Issues It’s not very easy for overseas players to play in… Read More »Brad Friedel: The Premier League’s Unbeatable Record-Breaker (2008-11)
As they continue to languish in the EFL Championship like they have done since dropping down in 2017, the times of Juninho Paulista turning out for the Boro seem almost as unlikely as them being managed by Michael Carrick – but they’re both true! Middlesbrough… Read More »Juninho Paulista & His Undeniable Love for Middlesbrough (1995-2002)
The famous ‘Zidane Headbutt’ now sits proudly as a statue in the Qatari promenade for the World Cup in 2022 – I want to like it, but I can’t! This ‘Zidane Headbutt’ really was one of those ‘where were you moments’. Perhaps the most recognisable… Read More »The Zidane Headbutt Italy Wishes Never Happened at the 2006 World Cup
The man we talk about today goes by the name of ‘Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite’ … or simply ‘Kaka’ to his mates. I know it seems crazy to think about, but there was once a time where Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t hold… Read More »When Kaka was a Ballon D’Or Winner in ’07
Before they became ‘good’ again, it’s worth remembering those like Esteban Cambiasso: central to Leicester’s development prior to that famous Premier League win … Make no mistake about it, Esteban Cambiasso was one hell of a player as he established his legacy in the Serie… Read More »Esteban Cambiasso: The Great Argentine of Leicester City (2017-18)
Apparently, a lot of the football media gave the poor lad a bit of stick about this move, but I see absolutely nothing wrong with it. Being as open and honest and I can, you’re going to hear me speak about Gary Lineker a lot… Read More »Gary Lineker & His Delightful Japan Trip in ’92
The proud Geordie outfit haven’t covered themselves in glory for a lot of reasons, and their treatment of one of their most reliable servants is a testament to that. I was always a big fan of Jonas Gutierrez from the moment he joined Newcastle around… Read More »The Tragic Mistreatment of Jonas Gutierrez at Newcastle in 2015