In February 2007, FourFourTwo marked its 150th issue with a number of features on 'The Men Who Changed Football'. But as Jonathan Wilson notes, it's not all about the Wengers, Cantonas and Bosmans Ã¢ÂÂ thanks to Sky and the Premier League, perhaps the most seismic shift in football's history came off the pitch...
The Premier League is fast approaching the climax to its 20th season. Two decades is a long time in football: long enough for stories to grow into legends, long enough for babies to grow into full international players, and certainly long enough to deserve a retrospective what-was-all-that-about look back from FourFourTwo.
As a general rule in the final third of the Serie A season, league titles aren't won by playing pretty football but ground out game after game. AC Milan certainly proved that point against AS Roma on Saturday.
Much like Timbuktu, Vladivostok is one of those places whose name conjures up evocative images of some distant outpost at the worldÃ¢ÂÂs end.Ã¢ÂÂVladivostok is far away,Ã¢ÂÂ Lenin once opined. Ã¢ÂÂBut itÃ¢ÂÂs ours.Ã¢ÂÂ The Soviet UnionÃ¢ÂÂs founding father never gazed out upon the Pacific coast, unlike the statue of him outside the city's grandiose train station does.