Sport Archive (20)

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With every major sporting occasion comes a splendid history and a catalogue of useful statistics so with the World Cup in full swing, (regardless of your team’s performance, good or bad), it is useful to know about your opponents and previous World Cup's victories and defeats.
Thursday, 29 December 2011 15:34

Harry Carpenter - Paul Gallagher Remembers

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The first time I actually took notice of who was Harry Carpenter was in the late 70s, early 80s on Sportsnight, the Wednesday sports programme on BBC1.
Thursday, 29 December 2011 14:27

Cruyff - Fascism & Argentina 78

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Dean Cavanagh on the story of how Johan Cruyff boycotted the world cup finals of 78 and highlighted the plight of thousands of young men and women who were tortured and murdered under a fascist dictatorship.
 
Thursday, 22 December 2011 10:48

Paul Scholes – A Man Utd Legend

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When I was about fifteen I saw an interview with then United youth team coach, Eric Harrison. The United youth team were in fine form and playing some brilliant football, that year the team would go on and lift the FA youth cup. During the interview he was asked what he thought made the team so special.
the juventus catastrophe - how a modernization attempt backfired shahan petrossian zani 1

By 1990, the once all-conquering Juventus had not won a league title in four years and were at best the fourth team in the nation. They were lagging behind Diego Maradona’s Napoli and the Dutch and German inspired Milanese clubs of AC Milan and Internazionale. The era of Platini, Tardelli, Zoff, Bettega and Furino had given way to a team whose only reliable players were Captain and goalkeeper Stefano Tacconi and defender/midfielder Luigi De Agostini, the only player with any significant presence in the national team.

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