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
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I’ll admit, I didn’t know all too much about this man before he passed away in 2014, but when I did start looking into him a bit more, I quickly discovered just how extraordinary he was. Eusébio da Silva Ferreira is a name which lives… Read More »When Eusébio Rescued Portugal v North Korea in 1966
Loyalty is something that is almost lost on the itchy-footed players of today, and looking back on the Re Di Roma‘s career is one to saviour. When Francesco Totti finally hung up his legendary AS Roma boots in 2017 at the age of 40, I… Read More »The Legendary Status of AS Roma’s Francesco Totti
In my opinion (and correct me if you think I’m wrong), few players are as universally liked and respected as the legendary Swede. And it’s easy to see why! Now, you can say that me reflecting on Henrik Larsson is simply a case of getting… Read More »Why Do Celtic Fans Love Henrik Larsson So Much?
Nowadays remembered as one of the most deadly and clinical finishers Colombia has ever produced, we remember where it all began for the Southern American star. One thing that’s clear from Radamel Falcao’s journey with River Plate, is that it shows how pivotal a country’s… Read More »Cry Me a River Plate, The Dazzling Growth of Radamel Falcao (2005-09)
Anyone who’s met me (even for a little bit), will understand by true feelings towards this guy. And it’s stories like this which, for me, add to his legend. I really needn’t labour this point much further, but it’s of my personal opinion that Johan… Read More »Johan Cruyff’s Inspiring & Infuriating Feyenoord Choice in 1978
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for players sinking their feet in the mud to get what they feel like they deserve, but there is such a thing as ‘going too far’, isn’t there? Arriving as a lesser known prospect from the then-Soviet Union, Andrei… Read More »The Awkward Start to Andrei Kanchelskis’ Everton Career in ’95
It’s always nice whenever someone who’s ‘done good’ in any walk of life returns to where it all began and give back to their efforts. Especially in football. With all of his achievements, it’s easy to forget how crucial Cruzeiro was to the development of… Read More »Ronaldo’s Limitless Love for Cruzeiro (since ’93)
I thought that a person like Roy Keane would be impervious to compliments, but maybe he is human after all?! We all like to be told we’re good at things don’t we? Be it in the classroom or the bedroom (probably not by the same… Read More »Roy Keane & His Treasured Brian Clough Compliment (1992)
There are many players that are handed the label of ‘What could have been?’. Mario Balotelli, Adriano or Alexander Pato are prime examples of footballers who never quite hit the heights they were expected to. It is rare to find players in this world like… Read More »Ledley King: Spurs’ Great ‘What If’ Centre-Back (1999-2012)