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
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Continental National Tournaments are described at Ultra UTD as those setups where nations come together in ways that aren’t the FIFA World Cup.
There are a select few instances where the non-football actions of players on the football pitch garnered as much attention as this did back in the early 2000’s. Having said that, should you ask any England fan about Cristiano Ronaldo’s wink at the European Championships… Read More »The Innocent Truth Behind Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘Wink’ at Euro 2004
Certain players mean a lot to certain teams. And fewer cases have been truer than with the Leeds fan base’s obsession with a certain South African stalwart from the noughties … As the case of Lucas Radebe will explore, The Premier League is among the… Read More »Lucas Radebe: The Influential ‘Kaizer Chief’ of Leeds United (’94-’05)
Ever since Cristiano Ronaldo won the Euro 2016 Championships with Portugal, the conversation between the two has slipped in favour of the Juve star. But come this Sunday, the seesaw could be realigned … An opportunity many see as Lionel Messi’s ultimate chance to silence… Read More »Lionel Messi & His Huge Copa America (2021) Task
The life of a football player is one that many of us would love to have, yet there’s an unwelcome presence in that lifestyle which many of us would despise … the media. In case you’re unaware of what I mean by the ‘dentist chair’,… Read More »The ‘Dentist Chair’ Revenge for England at Euro ’96
After years of suffering and disappointment, the Brexiteers have something rather genuine to be happy about this summer! Coming into this England v Germany fixture, you needn’t look very far by the time you’re greeted by the generally optimistic, yet cautious media coverage of what… Read More »Breaking: A Landmark England v Germany Triumph at Euro 2020!
A nation who failed to qualify for the last World Cup campaign in Russia, there was a lot riding on how this proud nation would resurge in these European Championships. Leading up to the summer, early signs were good for Italy at Euro 2020. Coming… Read More »Roberto Mancini’s Refreshing Philosophy for Italy at Euro 2020
If you were asked to name the top men’s international goal scorer of all time I imagine your answers would all be largely similar. Like Ronaldo, Messi, Pele – something of that nature. But anyone who guessed any top European or South American for that… Read More »Ali Daei: The Ultimate Forgotten National Hero of the 90’s
Those of who who know about the Dutchman will know his career was slightly … ‘unconventional’. Giovanni van Bronckhorst began life back home in Holland with Feyenoord before a real cross-roads moment came into fruition for his career. In the wake of the speculation that… Read More »Giovanni van Bronckhorst & His Barca Revival in ’03
Are we still calling it Euro 2020 … even though it’s happening in 2021? If so, then will every future one be in odd numbered years instead of the traditional even? Anyway, we digress, let’s talk Denmark! Denmark, not a nation you’d associate with international… Read More »Assessing Denmark’s Bright Chances ahead of Euro 2021