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?
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For a tournament shrouded in infamy from the vuvuzela to the Jabulani, 2010 is a year that Diego Forlan may remember more positively than anyone else in the world. The Politics Behind the 2010 World Cup It wouldn’t be a World Cup without a bit… Read More »Diego Forlan’s Outstanding World Cup in 2010
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)
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’
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
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)
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)
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?
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
Gabriel and Diego Milito. Two brothers from Argentina who enjoyed success at either ends of the pitch. Diego, the elder of the two, was arguably more well-known due to the number of professional matches he played. However, of the Milito brothers, Gabriel won something that… Read More »The Admirable Legacy of The Milito Brothers