As far as right-backs go, few can claim to have brought the position as far into the modern era as Cafu. He was a simple for where the world was going from the flanks at the back. Brazil’s Full-Back Tradition Loyal Ultra UTD patrons will… Read More »Cafu’s Crazy Last-Minute AC Milan Legacy (2003-08)
The ‘Global Icons’
These ‘global icons’ are the type of players that everyone knows about! Like Zidane or Ronaldo. Heck, even my mum knows David Beckham!
The famous ‘Zidane Headbutt’ now sits proudly as a statue in the Qatari promenade for the World Cup in 2022 – I want to like it, but I can’t! This ‘Zidane Headbutt’ really was one of those ‘where were you moments’. Perhaps the most recognisable… Read More »The Zidane Headbutt Italy Wishes Never Happened at the 2006 World Cup
The man we talk about today goes by the name of ‘Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite’ … or simply ‘Kaka’ to his mates. I know it seems crazy to think about, but there was once a time where Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t hold… Read More »When Kaka was a Ballon D’Or Winner in ’07
Remember those kids at school who hated being there but were naturally good? That’s Gabriel Batistuta with football! Growing up on Championship Manager in the early noughties, I was (just) at the right age to understand how incredible Gabriel Batistuta was as a player. When… Read More »Gabriel Batistuta: The 90’s Icon Who Apparently ‘Didn’t Like Football’
Loyalty is something that is almost lost on the itchy-footed players of today, and looking back on the Re Di Roma‘s career is one to saviour. When Francesco Totti finally hung up his legendary AS Roma boots in 2017 at the age of 40, I… Read More »The Legendary Status of AS Roma’s Francesco Totti
In my opinion (and correct me if you think I’m wrong), few players are as universally liked and respected as the legendary Swede. And it’s easy to see why! Now, you can say that me reflecting on Henrik Larsson is simply a case of getting… Read More »Why Do Celtic Fans Love Henrik Larsson So Much?
Anyone who’s met me (even for a little bit), will understand by true feelings towards this guy. And it’s stories like this which, for me, add to his legend. I really needn’t labour this point much further, but it’s of my personal opinion that Johan… Read More »Johan Cruyff’s Inspiring & Infuriating Feyenoord Choice in 1978
It’s always nice whenever someone who’s ‘done good’ in any walk of life returns to where it all began and give back to their efforts. Especially in football. With all of his achievements, it’s easy to forget how crucial Cruzeiro was to the development of… Read More »Ronaldo’s Limitless Love for Cruzeiro (since ’93)
I thought that a person like Roy Keane would be impervious to compliments, but maybe he is human after all?! We all like to be told we’re good at things don’t we? Be it in the classroom or the bedroom (probably not by the same… Read More »Roy Keane & His Treasured Brian Clough Compliment (1992)
Most fans will point to Lionel Messi as the natural heir to Diego Maradona. However, a select number of older fans will appreciate the genius of Juan Roman Riquelme. Riquelme was the quintessential No. 10 attacking midfielder, with playmaking ability, infinite passing range, and dribbling… Read More »How Great Was Juan Roman Riquelme?