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19 September 2016
These days an English club hiring a manager from overseas is par for the course, but it wasn’t always thus. When Doug Ellis’s Villa made Dr Jozef Venglos the top flight’s first foreign gaffer in 1990, nobody knew quite what to make of him – including his baffled squad
13 September 2016
Almost 30 years on, Richard Edwards recalls the magical month when Jim McLean’s side saw off El Tel’s Spanish giants home and away en route to the UEFA Cup final. Celtic: take heart...
16 August 2016
Joao Havelange’s unseating of Sir Stanley Rous as FIFA President in 1974 precipitated a period of politics, pound signs and power struggles
13 July 2016
Get your hands on the latest edition of FourFourTwo, available from Thursday July 14 in print, on iPad and iPhone...
10 July 2016
From a hole in some cloth to the side of a church, to a Scotsman-proof elliptical aluminium structure: FFT tells the tale of what is, after all, the most important part of any football pitch...
29 June 2016
When Sven-Goran Eriksson took over as England’s first foreign manager in February 2001, he faced a staggering 'welcome' from high-level officials and gutter-level tabloids. Steve Anglesey explains why, and what happened next 
9 June 2016
Matthias Sindelar was arguably the finest player of the inter-war years, until a tap-in signalled the end of his career… and, depending on who you believe, his life. FFT tells his amazing story...
8 June 2016
Peter Beardsley singing, George Best getting punchy, Uri Geller in a helicopter and more…
10 May 2016
Liverpool's achievements in 1986 were special for various reasons – not only did they beat their local rivals to both prizes, but recovered from a serious points deficit too. Sam Drury takes you through the ride...
13 April 2016
United's cup ties are constantly televised – tonight's quarter-final replay against West Ham is their 52nd consecutive tussle on the box – yet, as Rich Edwards explains, it wasn't too long ago that they abandoned the competition altogether...

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