There’s something to be said for a player who can drop down a few divisions for want of ‘starting a project’ and, all things considered, perhaps fate just didn’t want this one to happen. Nicknamed the ‘Greatest Little Dane’ back home, Allan Simonsen’s name is… Read More »An Almighty, Short-Lived Challenge for Allan Simonsen (1982)
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!
We usually brag about how positive we are here at Ultra United, but it’s similarly important to highlight issues like these for players where history seems to relentlessly repeat itself … Right now, stop what you’re doing and answer this: do you remember how good… Read More »The Unfortunate Development of Alexandre Pato
Sometimes football players can teach us all a thing or two, and the personification of Swedish class himself is no different … There’s simply no doubting the fact that Henrik Larsson has had a mostly astonishing career in the upper echelons of world football, but… Read More »How to Keep Your Promises w/ Henrik Larsson
I must say, I do hold a soft spot for players who are willing to remain humble in the eyes of stardom and go for something that wouldn’t suit the pristine image of those at the top of the footballing game. What I mean to… Read More »Fabrizio Ravanelli: The Italian Star Who Liked a Challenge!
For any world-class outfit, it makes sense to have an arsenal of weapons at one’s disposal dependant on the situation you’re faced with. For Internazionale, Obafemi Martins represented an almost completely different kind of striker to what they’d been used to having throughout their illustrious… Read More »Obafemi Martins: Inter Milan’s Secret Weapon (2001-06)
In a season where Manchester United would go where none had gone before, it was expected that one of United’s immortal treble winners would receive the ever-coveted ‘PFA Player of the Year Award’ Hell, even with the talents of a player like David Ginola, it… Read More »David Ginola & His Superman Season in ’98/’99
I don’t know if you know this, but Chelsea Football Club haven’t exactly got the greatest pedigree when it comes to their loan system. Much like Romelu Lukaku would come to find out very early on during his time in London, Chelsea are one of… Read More »The Weird Loan that Made Romelu Lukaku’s Career in 2012
There are certain players that just stand out for a particular attribute, so here’s my own recollection of Liverpool’s Norwegian left-back. Coming off the back of being a regular at AS Monaco, John Arne Riise was ready to make that ‘next step’ in his European… Read More »PSA: Stay Away from John Arne Riise’s Left Foot!
Those of who who know about the Dutchman will know his career was slightly … ‘unconventional’. Giovanni van Bronckhorst began life back home in Holland with Feyenoord before a real cross-roads moment came into fruition for his career. In the wake of the speculation that… Read More »Giovanni van Bronckhorst & His Barca Revival in ’03
Leicester’s 2016 title win will forever be remembered as one of, if not the greatest achievement in footballing and sports history. That year, the Foxes were those 5000-1 relegation candidates, who managed to win the league (largely) through the flair of Mahrez, the drive of… Read More »Morgan & Huth: The Forgotten Duo of the Foxes Fairytale Season