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
You wouldn’t think that many great football stories came from this part of the world. Though ‘Ultra Asia’ was designed to prove you wrong!
Whether it’s for his jaw-dropping exploits in one of Celtic’s strongest sides or his dazzling displays for Japan, how could you not love Shunsuke Nakamura? I’ll always have a strong sense of nostalgia for anything and everything connected to the 2002 FIFA World Cup. As… Read More »Shunsuke Nakamura & His Special Spell as a Celtic Hero (2005-09)
A popular figure in Asian football, and one who takes his rightful place among the Japanese elite, we remember one of the more strange inclusions in the attacking midfielder’s resumé. Enjoying a globe-trotting career for nearly two decades, Keisuke Honda’s move to Botafogo last year… Read More »Keisuke Honda & His Unusual Botafogo Contract Demands in 2020
Now, I’m all for someone just taking opportunities when they come, especially when any financial gain involved doesn’t directly negatively impact other people. But this … Strictly speaking, Carlos Tevez’ move to China with Shanghai Shenhua didn’t really come as much of a shock to… Read More »‘$820,000 a week?!’ – Carlos Tevez’ Crazy Wage Offer in China (2018)
I pride myself on my desire to heap praise upon those who deserve it most – (even when the wider media fail to do so). So, let’s talk about Park Ji-Sung … A player whose rise to glory is as uplifting as it is inspiring,… Read More »Why Manchester United Fans Still Adore Park Ji-Sung!
If you were asked to name the top men’s international goal scorer of all time I imagine your answers would all be largely similar. Like Ronaldo, Messi, Pele – something of that nature. But anyone who guessed any top European or South American for that… Read More »Ali Daei: The Ultimate Forgotten National Hero of the 90’s
A host nation, with no household names and having never won a World Cup match, reaches the 2002 World Cup Semi-Final. Was this journey for South Korea a fairy-tale, or something more sinister …? Forget 2018, the 2002 World Cup was the real tournament of… Read More »South Korea at the 2002 World Cup: A Tale of Dreams or Corruption?