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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. 
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...
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?
22 February 2016
Stephen Tudor reflects on Kenny Dalglish's unexpected resignation in February 1991 after a 4-4 thriller with Everton, a moment so traumatic that some fans required counselling...
12 February 2016
Once upon a time, Porto were huge underdogs. And, as they prepare to face rivals Benfica desperately needing victory, Michael Yokhin remembers when it all came together for them – and changed a footballing landscape…
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... 
13 January 2016
Before Aguero there was this: George Graham’s rebuilt Arsenal against Liverpool in the final 90 minutes of the entire season. But as a TV audience of millions watched on, no one could have predicted its dramatic conclusion...
4 January 2016
Today's up-and-coming youngsters needn't worry about a more lucrative second income – but that wasn't always the case, writes Richard Edwards...
17 December 2015
In 1984, Joe Fagan’s Liverpool took on Argentine club Independiente for the honour of becoming world club champions...

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