The world of football transfers is an awkward, murky business. But the deal involving Tevez and Mascherano to West Ham in 2006 is truly in a world of its own. Why are Football Transfers so complicated? In a word: money. Anybody who’s played even a… Read More »How did Tevez and Mascherano Break the Law at West Ham in 2006?
The ‘Cult Heroes’
Cult Heroes are just as important to fans as Icons are to the wider footballing world. And they must never be forgotten!
The English Premier League has been a proving ground for American goalkeepers, and Brad Friedel might just peak at the top of that tree for his Aston Villa experience alone. His Early Work Permit Issues It’s not very easy for overseas players to play in… Read More »Brad Friedel: The Premier League’s Unbeatable Record-Breaker (2008-11)
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)
Before they became ‘good’ again, it’s worth remembering those like Esteban Cambiasso: central to Leicester’s development prior to that famous Premier League win … Make no mistake about it, Esteban Cambiasso was one hell of a player as he established his legacy in the Serie… Read More »Esteban Cambiasso: The Great Argentine of Leicester City (2017-18)
Apparently, a lot of the football media gave the poor lad a bit of stick about this move, but I see absolutely nothing wrong with it. Being as open and honest and I can, you’re going to hear me speak about Gary Lineker a lot… Read More »Gary Lineker & His Delightful Japan Trip in ’92
The proud Geordie outfit haven’t covered themselves in glory for a lot of reasons, and their treatment of one of their most reliable servants is a testament to that. I was always a big fan of Jonas Gutierrez from the moment he joined Newcastle around… Read More »The Tragic Mistreatment of Jonas Gutierrez at Newcastle in 2015
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for players sinking their feet in the mud to get what they feel like they deserve, but there is such a thing as ‘going too far’, isn’t there? Arriving as a lesser known prospect from the then-Soviet Union, Andrei… Read More »The Awkward Start to Andrei Kanchelskis’ Everton Career in ’95
Whether it’s for his jaw-dropping exploits in one of Celtic’s strongest sides or his dazzling displays for Japan, how could you not love Shunsuke Nakamura? I’ll always have a strong sense of nostalgia for anything and everything connected to the 2002 FIFA World Cup. As… Read More »Shunsuke Nakamura & His Special Spell as a Celtic Hero (2005-09)
Remember when the Argentine crossed that fabled Manchester divide and went from red to blue? Yeah … still hurts! Have you ever been cheated on before? Well, I don’t know if Carlos Tevez has, but it’s not a nice feeling is it? You put your… Read More »An Honest Look at Carlos Tevez’ Surprise City Move in 2010
You know, I reckon that it’s time we start remembering Keith Gillespie in a way that his talent deserves. Ask the majority of football fans what they think about Keith Gillespie, and a bemused face might confront your question. Then, perhaps after some deliberation with… Read More »Keith Gillespie & His Best Days as a Newcastle Player (1995-99)