Think of Stoke City’s better EFL Championship years and their fair stint among the elite in the English topflight, and the name ‘Liam Lawrence’ may not even come to mind. Hmm, let’s address that … It’s a sunny Tuesday evening in early September. The Republic… Read More »Liam Lawrence: Stoke City’s Favourite Bright-Haired Wing-Man! (2006-10)
from the FIFA World Cup
Make no bones about it, these incredible moments from the FIFA World Cup will live long in the memory of fans everywhere!
In the second episode of The Ultra UTD Podcast, we discuss the mystery, infamy and controversy surrounding the so-called ‘Ronaldo World Cup 1998 Conspiracy’. Buckle in, because this is a wild ride … Since the dawn of time and right until its end, debate will… Read More »The Truth Behind the Ronaldo World Cup 1998 Conspiracy! (Podcast #2)
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!
His name is Paul Gascoigne – one of England’s most naturally gifted footballers. And in a nation which homed workhorses suited to the physical game, our treasured ‘Gazza’ broke the mould … Paul Gascoigne was blessed with great technical ability, starting for Newcastle United at… Read More »The Modern Reincarnations of Paul Gascoigne (Part 1)
A host nation, with no household names and having never won a World Cup match, reaches the 2002 World Cup Semi-Final. Was this journey for South Korea a fairy-tale, or something more sinister …? Forget 2018, the 2002 World Cup was the real tournament of… Read More »South Korea at the 2002 World Cup: A Tale of Dreams or Corruption?