Christmas Day football
23 December 2019
Football was once as much of a Christmas Day staple as the Queen's Speech and pigs in blankets – but was it all festive fun or just a freezing farce? Paul Brown dons his silly hat...
Leeds United pantomime 1974
22 December 2019
When Jimmy Armfield took over an ailing Leeds side, only one thing could get them back on track: a show for the locals
Liverpool Intercontinental Cup 1984
21 December 2019
They face Flamengo tonight, as they did in 1981 – but three years later, Joe Fagan’s Reds took on Argentine club Independiente for the honour of becoming world club champions. In order to win it, they would have to overcome one of South America’s finest cup teams and a miserable English record in the competition
11 December 2019
When Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson decided to hold the 1970 general election during the World Cup, he was concerned what effect England's performance could have. Then, four days before the vote, the Three Lions were knocked out...
Jose Mourinho, Barcelona
20 November 2019
The new Tottenham boss has not had as much success in recent years as he once did – but the story of how he worked himself to the top of the game is one worth telling, explains Andy Mitten
Docker Hughes 6.57 Crew
24 September 2019
Docker Hughes’s notorious firm were better known for causing chaos wherever they went in the 1980s, but made headlines of a different kind when their leader ran for office with a madcap manifesto
Chernobyl disaster football team
23 September 2019
FC Pripyat were preparing for a cup semi-final and move to a new stadium in April 1986 when Chernobyl changed everything. Their former captain recalls how a progressive town and its football team came to an abrupt, tragic end
Ossie Ardiles Tottenham 1978
23 August 2019
On this day in 1978, World Cup stars Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa were treated to a ticker-tape welcome for their Tottenham debuts. The British game’s first major influx of overseas stars turned gloom into glamour – and started a revolution
1992-93 Premier League
6 August 2019
Andrew Murray remembers the Premier League's very first campaign – when boy, were things very different
1937/38 First Division Arsenal
1 August 2019
Hapless title holders, unlikely contenders at the top and a glut of mid-ranking sides upsetting the established order – the 1937/38 season was mental from start to finish


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