Sport Archive (11)

Thursday, 22 December 2011 10:48

Paul Scholes – A Man Utd Legend

Written by Ian Park
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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.
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:32

The Juventus Catastrophe - How A Modernization Attempt Backfired

Written by Shahan Petrossian
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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.

Monday, 19 December 2011 21:29

Manchester Utd - A Dynasty Born Through Tragedy

Written by Ian Park


The 6th of February 2011 marked the 53 year anniversary of the Munich air disaster. A crash that not only wiped out nearly a whole football club, but a disaster so wasteful it catapulted the Manchester United football team into the hearts and minds of the World.

Monday, 19 December 2011 21:04

Tony Rivers’ Rough Guide To Russia

Written by Tony Rivers
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Thursday December 3rd. 15.30pm, and the failed English bid to host the Jules Rimet quadrennial festivals'post-mortem has begun in earnest. It's hard not to agree with the general consensus, that the whole thing pretty much reeks,and the new world order of Blatter and Platini's FIFA gravy train are polluted by the usual centre forward partnership in the End Times first 11,
Monday, 19 December 2011 20:57

C.P Mille Miglia

Written by Ian Park
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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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