Action Replay

Jose Mourinho, Barcelona
27 April 2017
He was dismissed as ‘The Translator’, but the Portuguese tactician always had his sights aimed high, explains Andy Mitten
25 April 2017
These days politicians will leap on the football bandwagon as quickly as they can fluff a photo-op penalty, but in 1970 Harold Wilson was playing a whole new ball game
Reynald Pedros
24 March 2017
Twenty-one years ago, the attacking midfielder was a rising star in the French Euro 96 squad whose name was spoken in the same breath as Zinedine Zidane. One missed penalty later, and his life in football took a very different turn
Michael Thomas, Anfield
3 March 2017
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 would have predicted its dramatic conclusion
Middlesbrough 1996/97
30 January 2017
Middlesbrough’s Premier League return came on the anniversary of their most memorable campaign, featuring stellar names, two cup finals and, 20 years ago, a very costly cancellation
1937/38 First Division Arsenal
17 January 2017
Hapless title holders, unlikely contenders at the top and a glut of mid-ranking sides upsetting the established order – the 1937/38 season might sound like 2015/16, but in fact it was even more mental
Graham Taylor, England manager
13 January 2017
When Taylor granted TV cameras full access to his England camp in 1993, little could he have predicted the furore that followed. FFT went behind the scenes of the film that hung the beleaguered boss out to dry with his ‘Taylorisms’ – and ruined the career of his right-hand man   
13 January 2017
Thirty-one seasons ago, Ron Atkinson’s Red Devils set off like a train – but went badly off the rails as their bitter rivals steamed past them. Jon Spurling blows the dust off the history books
Sven-Goran Eriksson
12 January 2017
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. Fifteen years on from his arrival, Steve Anglesey explains why – and what happened next 
5 January 2017
Fifty-four years on from a third round blighted by extreme weather, Paul Simpson relives the Arctic anarchy. Brrrrr!

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