Certain players mean a lot to certain teams. And fewer cases have been truer than with the Leeds fan base’s obsession with a certain South African stalwart from the noughties … As the case of Lucas Radebe will explore, The Premier League is among the… Read More »Lucas Radebe: The Influential ‘Kaizer Chief’ of Leeds United (’94-’05)
The New World Order Era (1992-2003)
I know WWF had their own version, but ‘The New World Order’ at Ultra UTD is in respect of the year of 1992 – where almost everything changed!
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
If somebody were to suggest that one of this season’s newly promoted sides would break into the top 6 of the Premier League and challenge for a Champions League place, they would most probably be laughed at. However, in the 2000/01 Carling Premiership (as it… Read More »Ipswich Town’s Memorable Premier League Campaign in 2000/01
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)
Of all the midfield generals who most clubs would crave to have in their side, I’m surprised that ‘The Guv’nor’ doesn’t get more of a stellar mention in this conversation … Be it for Liverpool or whoever he’s represented, Paul Ince is what you might… Read More »Paul Ince & His Perfect Liverpool Intro in ’97
A pair of Premier League legends fleeing the nest to rekindle their partnership at a smaller club within the same league? Say it ain’t so! Blackburn Rovers have had their fair share of top strikers in their day, but even by their standards, Dwight Yorke… Read More »Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke & Their Blackburn Rovers Recon Mission in ’02
For someone who’s still the third highest goal scorer in Premier League history, it’s high time we give this lad the credit he deserves. Putting all my Manchester United bias to one side, can you really doubt the Hall of Fame-related credentials of Andy Cole?… Read More »Why Andy Cole is a Hall of Fame Nominee!
Of all the top Brazilians that pop up into our minds whenever we think of the great samba nation’s history in this game we love, I’m surprised that this guy doesn’t come up a little more often … If you aren’t really aware of what… Read More »Rivaldo & His Valuable Deportivo Spell in ’96
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!
If you were hoping to click onto this and find a number of stats and figures to talk about a player of this stature, then you’ve come to the wrong place. Instead, I think that the only true way of appreciating somebody with the qualities… Read More »Appreciating the Elegance of a Prime Zinedine Zidane