Brian Howard Clough, OBE 21 March 1935 -- 20 September 2004 was an English footballer and football manager.As a player Clough was a prolific goalscorer with Middlesbrough and Sunderland, scoring 251 league goals from 274 starts. He also won two England caps, both in 1959. Clough retired from playing at the age of 29, after sustaining anterior cruciate ligament damage. He remains one of the Football League's highest goalscorers.
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Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:51

Robin Friday – A True Football Legend

Robin Friday is a footballer whose name will be relatively unknown with many football fans, he played lower league football starting his football career at the long gone Walthamstow Avenue, making his debut in 1971 before moving on to Hayes.  After gaining a glowing reputation in non-league football he moved to Reading in 1973 playing 121 games and scoring 46 goals. Then finally he moved on to Cardiff making only 21 appearances and scoring 6 goals. Friday hardly offered a high return on his £30,000 transfer fee considering his appearances were made over one year.
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Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:43

A Nod from God – Maradona

So the World Cup is about to start and Diego Maradona is once again back in the spotlight. His Argentina side are brimming with world class players most notably in the striker department with FIFA footballer of the year Lionel Messi, Carlos Tevez, Higuain, not forgetting Liverpool's Mascherano but even that's not enough for some of the Argentina nation who are dismissive of their chances at this year's extravaganza.
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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.
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Monday, 19 December 2011 20:57

C.P Mille Miglia

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They say music and fashion go hand in hand, but for me there’s a vital component missing. Football! Terrace fashion has long been as intriguing to me as any football match. Born in the 80s at a time of high unemployment, four-day weeks and national strikes were common place. But there was one saving grace for the struggling football fan – the terraces.
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Saturday, 03 December 2011 16:58

Pierluigi Collina

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The hardest job in football has to be the job of the referee; they are paid (or in some cases not!) to keep the letter of the football law upheld. Sometimes, this can prove easier said than done. As a football fan, I’ve done my fare share of abusing referees: it’s part of the game, part of being a fan. But in the sober, non-football light, let’s be honest; it’s not an easy job.
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June 5 -1977- Buenos Aires -La Bombonera-Argentina 1-West Germany 3

 

In the Summer of 1977, Argentina’s World Cup was one year away. Argentina as hosts, were condemned to Friendly matches in preparations for their World Cup. To test themselves against worthy European Competition that they would surely be facing, the Argentine Federation invited many European nations to play vs. the national team that summer. Argentina under the control of a Junta led by General Videla was beset by political problems and terrorism. There were questions about their ability to host the event. The authorities wanted to showcase these friendlies to display to the world, their competence and willingness to host the Main Event without any problems.

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Sunday, 18 January 2015 15:48

El Loco : Rene Higuita

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If you were to come up with a footballing first eleven dedicated purely to the colourful, wonderful, edgy and slightly unhinged players ever to have played the beautiful game, one Jose Rene Higuita Zapata would undoubtedly find its way on to most lists. As certain that you would find a Cantona, an Edmundo or a Robin Friday, the colourful crazy Colombian wouldn’t be out of place in such company. He would find his way in the team,

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Messi 1 World Cup 2014.

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It has been generally assumed that for a player to make his mark in Football History, he should have excelled in the Finals of an International Tournament (World Cup, European Championship, etc).

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