Despite the odd scandal, a broken leg and no shortage of bust-ups, Ever Banega endeared himself to millions worldwide. Personally, and as a lifelong Preston North End fan who has grown up on the fringes of London, my self-professed ‘love’ for the Argentine has raised… Read More »Ever Banega: A Mini Maestro Many Loved to Hate!
Much like how employees make a company great, the players are what makes a team great. And these lot are worthy of that sort of respect …
Imagine being chosen by Johan Cruyff to be his creative outlet, yep, that’s how good Michael Laudrup was. We’ve already spoken about Johan Cruyff a few times throughout Ultra UTD. but as you know, I’ll never pass up the opportunity to wax lyrical about the… Read More »Michael Laudrup: The Heart of Barca’s ‘Dream Team’ (1989-94)
I love football … dammit, we all do! But why should Papu Gomez have to play for a ‘bigger club’ before he gets the recognition he deserves?! Atalanta may not hold as much gravitas as other Serie A sides like Juventus or any of the… Read More »Papu Gomez – The Soul of Atalanta
Say whatever you want … you just cannot deny how much style Asamoah Gyan has. To some, it’s this very ‘flashy‘ nature which has brought Asamoah Gyan’s overall footballing legacy into some form of infamy – in that he seems to have departed from his… Read More »Asamoah Gyan: One of Ghana’s OG Superstars!
Things could have been very different in the world of Martin Palermo. But ‘destiny’ is a funny ol’ thing in football, isn’t it! You know, there is a certain romanticism attached to great South American strikers. Players such as Ronaldo Nazario, Sergio Aguero and Carlos… Read More »Martin Palermo: Destined to be a Boca Juniors Legend (1997-2001 & 2004-11)!
Remember when Patrice Evra came to Manchester United? Well … it meant something very different for Gabriel Heinze! Arriving from Paris Saint-Germain into the Old Trafford dressing room in 2004 (when the Parisiens were a decidedly different team to watch compared to how they line… Read More »A Loyalty Lesson for Gabriel Heinze
What’s more reliable? An unbreakable digital clock, or Morten Gamst Pedersen’s left foot? Hmm … I guess we’ll never know! Before we get into the rest of these words, can we just take a moment to appreciate the title of the article. I used the… Read More »Morten Gamst Pedersen: The ‘MGP’ of Blackburn Rovers
In fairness to the LilyWhites, they’ve had their fair share of good players. But Edgar Davids is definitely nearer the top than most. Just in case you were born in the late 2000’s and have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, then please allow… Read More »Edgar Davids: The Great Ego That Came to Spurs
Imagine being Claude Makelele – almost inventing a role and not being able to fulfil it at the biggest club in the world! Note: I say the word ‘almost’ because I haven’t yet fully researched the position with which Makelele’s legacy became known, and as… Read More »Claude Makelele: The Unappreciated ‘Galactico’
Johan Cruyff is responsible for a lot of things, and in this particular rendition, we discuss the ‘Cruyff Role’ in attack. As much as we’d like to think otherwise, many of the ‘modern-day inventions’ that have become common in today’s game, are actually remakes of… Read More »Johan Cruyff: The Great Inventor of the ‘False 9’