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 ‘Local Lads’
Sometimes, heroes remain loyal to their local communities. And these neighbourly treasures are no exception!
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
Nowadays remembered as one of the most deadly and clinical finishers Colombia has ever produced, we remember where it all began for the Southern American star. One thing that’s clear from Radamel Falcao’s journey with River Plate, is that it shows how pivotal a country’s… Read More »Cry Me a River Plate, The Dazzling Growth of Radamel Falcao (2005-09)
There are many players that are handed the label of ‘What could have been?’. Mario Balotelli, Adriano or Alexander Pato are prime examples of footballers who never quite hit the heights they were expected to. It is rare to find players in this world like… Read More »Ledley King: Spurs’ Great ‘What If’ Centre-Back (1999-2012)
I’ll always condemn the mistreatment of our game’s players, and though I can appreciate why certain fans were peeved off, this stuff was just uncalled for. Before the words ‘Sol Campbell’ became ensconced within the same sentence as ‘Judas’ – and other equally delightful terms… Read More »When Sol Campbell Became ‘Judas’ in ’01
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?
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)
We all know of the original Ronaldo’s time with both AC and Inter Milan and how he also crossed the divide between Barcelona and Real Madrid, but there hasn’t been many players who grew to such an infamous stature as Peter Beardsley did throughout his… Read More »The Most Polarising Parts of Peter Beardsley’s Career (1983-98)
God, that’s pretty much a decade ago! But it was a simpler time, wasn’t it? Sitting back, witnessing a baby-faced Jack Wilshere teaching Barcelona how to play Tiki-Taka football. Glorious Scenes! I was scrolling through Twitter a few nights ago (as I have done every night since… Read More »Jack Wilshere’s Glorious Barcelona Show in 2011
It can certainly be a daunting task to be an Espanyol fan, mainly due to the fact they dwell in the same city as one of the most popular and prestigious teams on the planet in FC Barcelona, yet the ‘Periquitos’ have seen their fair… Read More »Raúl Tamudo: The Greatest Striker in the History of RCD Espanyol (1996-2010)