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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...
23 March 2016
English football's domestic cup competitions are often considered second rate by some, but there's a reason nobody gets misty-eyed about the Zenith Data Systems Cup. 
15 March 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...
4 March 2016
Sensible business models? Pah! Two decades before MLS finally did it properly, soccer Stateside was run by rock stars, movie moguls and music execs. Oh, but it was fun...
1 March 2016
He may not be as recognisable as Chopper Harris, Billy Bremner or Vinnie Jones, but Roy McDonough was a tough nut like no other. After all, you don’t get a record 13 red cards unless you like a scrap…
23 February 2016
With its American showmanship and (for some reason) Darth Vader, it was, for a small pocket of time, the USA’s biggest football competition. So amid all the dry ice and fireworks, why did such a revolutionary enterprise end in tears?
3 February 2016
Two decades on to the day, Joe Crann reflects on South Africa's greatest footballing success story – something they have failed to build on in the years since...
26 January 2016
When he took over at Bayern Munich in 2009 the Bavarians were in turmoil. Having described himself as “self-confident, dominant and arrogant” in his first press conference, the Dutchman transformed the club, taking them to a league and cup double. But how? Uli Hesse explains…
26 January 2016
Rich Edwards reflects on one of Stoke's most dramatic cup memories as they aim to make history again on Tuesday...
22 January 2016
Arsene Wenger's 2003/04 unbeaten lot will forever be remembered as arguably the Premier League's finest-ever team, but Chas Newkey-Burden recalls another Gunners side that almost achieved the unthinkable... 

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