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)
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Some moments will go down in Premier League folklore, and thus we come onto a story of legend, neediness and wonderful, wonderful timing … It really was a strange time for this Paul Scholes return for Manchester United around 2011/12-ish. Around 3 years earlier, their… Read More »The Sensational Paul Scholes Return of 2012
In a parallel universe, players like this lad would move from Inter Milan to the lower echelons of the English game. Oh what? It actually happened? Well then … I don’t think there’s a single Birmingham City fan alive today who can honestly say they… Read More »Obafemi Martins & His League Cup Final Gift to Birmingham City (2011)
A man whose about as recognisable as anybody else in the English football sphere, it’s worth remembering that it almost didn’t happen for our treasured pundit. Despite being involved in something like the FA Cup with Crystal Palace in the mid-80’s, Ian Wright is more… Read More »Ian Wright & His Clever Crystal Palace FA Cup Debut in 1990
You ever had an amazing purple patch at work, only to be told it was all for nothing? If yes, then both you and this French icon deserve a nice hug. One does not simply marshal the midfield like a prime version of Patrick Vieira.… Read More »Patrick Vieira’s Sweet ‘n’ Sour Juventus Journey in ’05
I’m not even a Leicester City fan, but you couldn’t help but feel some kind of way after that wonderful FA Cup Final between them and Chelsea today! Having beaten Manchester United and other in-form Premier League sides en route to the 2021 FA Cup… Read More »Truly Beautiful Scenes as Leicester City Win the 2021 FA Cup!
In what has been a truly extraordinary past few days in the world of our beloved game, this is one twist that will delight fans the world over. As a Manchester United fan myself, I have never been a fan of what Ed Woodward’s inclusion… Read More »Ding Dong, Ed Woodward is GONE!
I bet everybody reading this has wanted to be a footballer at some point, but David Bentley is here to remind us that personal satisfaction should be prioritised ahead of anything … Once branded ‘the next David Beckham’, David Bentley graced our game for not… Read More »An Important Lesson in Taking Charge of your Life w/ David Bentley
As soon as Messi & Ronaldo came onto the scene, the Ballon D’Or just appeared to be theirs … but hark back to 2010 and Wesley Sneijder was more than staking his claim! £13.5million. That was the price for Wesley Sneijder; a playerwho became synonymous… Read More »Wesley Sneijder: The [*True*] Winner of the Ballon D’Or in 2010!
Across his illustrious CV, Roy Makaay’s lethal ability to strike the ball terrorised defences all over Europe but, it was his remarkable achievements at Deportivo La Coruña that are still remembered today. Cushioned volleys, neat finishes, audacious long-shots. You name it. He did it. The endless YouTube… Read More »Roy Makaay: The ‘Dutch Dynamite’ of Deportivo (1999-’03)