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6 February 2018
Shearer, Scholes and Gullit's woes – the last time Chelsea suffered back-to-back Premier League thumpings
Defeat at Watford gave Chelsea consecutive three-goal losses in the Premier League for the first time since 1995. We look at the team then.
14 July 2017
Year Zero: The making of David Beckham (Manchester United, 1996/1997)
From a swing of the boot at Selhurst Park to becoming one of the most famous footballers in history.
revisits the season that Beckham took off
5 May 2017
From hat-tricks to handbags to early doors: what are the origins of the strange language of football?
Football phrases roll off the tongue so naturally that we barely stop to think about how weird and wonderful some of them are. Where do these odd idioms come from? And can FFT really stake a claim to one?
4 May 2017
What are the best football boots ever? YOU decide...
has picked out 20 memorable boots, spanning the decades: it's time to decide once and for all which are appealing and which are appalling
24 April 2017
Football tactics: a brief history of three-man defences in English football
Back threes are all the rage thanks to Antonio Conte and now even Arsene Wenger, but they're far from pioneers in England as
22 March 2017
5 England managers who made bold calls by dropping big-name players – and where it got them
After Wayne Rooney was left out of the latest Three Lions squad by Gareth Southgate,
recalls other significant moves made by former bosses
11 January 2017
Where have all the English managers gone?
Once, they were at the forefront of the world game. Now, only four Englishmen are coaching a team in their own nation’s top flight. FFT asks if there’s any way back
20 November 2016
Rooney made 'bad judgement call' - Hoddle
Wayne Rooney has received deserved criticism for drinking on England duty but should not lose the captaincy, Glenn Hoddle says.
18 November 2016
Guardiola hails 'special' Stones after England struggles
John Stones mixed style and errors for England over the past week but Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola praised his "special qualities".
4 November 2016
'Without a doubt, don't lose!' - Hoddle, Ardiles and Jennings preview Arsenal against Tottenham
Former stars Glenn Hoddle, Ossie Ardiles and Pat Jennings give their thoughts on Arsenal's clash with Tottenham.
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