Has there ever been a striker more perfect than David Villa? He could do it all and throughout his fascinating career racked up a bountiful number of accolades while performing at the pinnacle levels of world football, both at club and international level. It’s hard… Read More »David Villa: The Flawless Talisman of Valencia (2005-14)
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!
Remember when Ardiles and Villa won the World Cup with Argentina and moved to Spurs? Times really were different, I tells ya! Before I discuss ‘Osvaldo Ardiles’ and you get all ‘that’s not his name’ at me, I completely get that it’s our domestic duty… Read More »Why Osvaldo Ardiles Selected Tottenham Hotspur in 1978
If you think of ‘El Niño’ as the striker who flopped during the latter stages of his career, then read on – for we mustn’t forget that he was arguably the best striker on the planet during his peak years in front of that Anfield… Read More »Fernando Torres & His Dominant Life as a Liverpool Player (2007-11)
I mean, all you have to do is watch a Shearer clip of more than five minutes to find out about this. But let me break it down for you … Alan Shearer was an almighty striker in his time in the Premier League. After… Read More »When Alan Shearer Nearly Joined Manchester United in ’96
Try and name a better one-season impact than ‘Il Fenomeno’ at Barca … don’t worry, I’ll wait! Before some lad from Madeira named ‘Cristiano’ came along to completely alter the brand behind and public reception to the ‘Ronaldo’ name, there was a man by the… Read More »Ronaldo’s Legendary Season at FC Barcelona (1996-97)
This man is an icon is an icon … we all know. And he’s also the guy responsible for bringing the MLS to where it is today! Before David Beckham went to the United States to begin this ‘MLS revolution’, the country had already tried… Read More »How David Beckham Restored Major League Soccer in 2007
I can’t lie, this one hurts me to speak about. Not because I’m a Chelsea fan (I’m not, by the way), but because I absolutely adored the legendary Ukrainian. Following on from our piece surrounding Roberto Carlos’ time with Roy Hodgson’s Inter Milan, we have… Read More »Why Andriy Shevchenko Found Life Tough at Chelsea in 2006
The great German midfielder arrived at Arsenal at this time with the world at his feet and assists in his mind … and thoughts soon turned into reality! With Arsenal’s current form, we take a gander back at the North London career of Mesut Ozil… Read More »When ‘Magical’ Mesut Ozil Came to Arsenal in 2013
Now, we all know that the Dutch Maestro ended up becoming a legend at Arsenal Football Club, but the question here is, who signed him? Now, I know that this is a pretty basic point – and it’s something Dennis Bergkamp himself will know all… Read More »Who REALLY Signed Dennis Bergkamp in 1995?
Before becoming the Real Madrid and Brazil legend that he is considered today, Roberto Carlos struggled to play the way he wanted. We’ve discussed this issue in articles before here e.g. when Andriy Shevchenko moved to Chelsea in ’08. And although Roberto Carlos didn’t have… Read More »Why Roberto Carlos Struggled at Inter Milan in ’95