Imagine that – Ronaldinho wasn’t even FC Barcelona’s first-choice signing when he moved there in 2003. Liberty! Since I was a kid, I have been absolutely enamoured by the playing style of Ronaldinho, namely because he played as freely and majestically as can only be… Read More »Ronaldinho: The Greatest Back-Up Ever?!
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 …
As part of a new series to see how the great teams have been built over time, we begin with Arsenal and Thierry Henry. Newer readers might have a very different view of Arsenal compared to some of us elder people out there. Nowadays, they… Read More »Building ‘The Invincibles’ #1: Thierry Henry
Tell me that Ruud van Nistelrooy isn’t one of the greatest finishers of all time, and I’ll book you into the nearest facility to check yourself. In other words, you have to be out of your mind to think that the Dutch God himself, Ruud… Read More »They Don’t Make ‘Em Like van Nistelrooy Anymore!
Let’s just say that Dimitar Berbatov was never your ‘conventional’ striker, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t brilliant. In fact, there’s evidence to suggest that his playmaking and less selfish efforts gave rise to some of the your more conventional ‘False 9’ forwards of today.… Read More »Giving Dimitar Berbatov the Credit He Deserves!
Did you ever pick to play with Inter Milan [‘Internazionale’] on Pro Evolution Soccer 2006, just so you could control Adriano and let his ‘99’-rated finishing do the work? Same! In recent years, a lot has been said about Adriano’s time on the footballing pitch,… Read More »Arise, Emperor Adriano!
I’m loathed to use the word ‘flop’ as I find it an offensive and narrow-minded term, so let’s just say that Juan Sebastian Veron ‘struggled’ to adapt to the English Premier League lifestyle. On the face of it all, Veron appeared to be one of… Read More »Why Juan Sebastian Veron Struggled in England
As far as transfers go, very few reach the same level of importance than Robinho to Manchester City. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the best part of the last decade, then you will know that Manchester City have undergone one of… Read More »How Robinho Lit the Torch at Manchester City
The career of Alan Smith seems to be one of the most rollercoaster football stories to date, so strap in for this one because it’s going to be a bumpy ride! Prior to the turn of the millennium, Leeds were the First Division champions before… Read More »A Lesson in Loyalty and Karma with Alan Smith!
Born in an underprivileged community on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, there was very little to get excited about in the young life of Diego Maradona. He was the first son of 4 daughters before becoming the elder to two younger brothers not too long… Read More »An Ultra United Tribute to 🇦🇷 Diego Armando Maradona 🙌🏽