Long before Roman Abramovich’s billions and Jose Mourinho’s opinions, there was a tiny Sardinian who transformed the face of Chelsea forever...
Nile Ranger has rejoined Southend after three years without a professional club. Tipped for the very top after making his Newcastle debut aged 18, the striker tells FFT about his troubled past, long list of regrets... and what he'll do with his final chance
INTERVIEW Former Newcastle and Tottenham star David Ginola arrived in England in 1995 with journalists asking him who he was – then picked up the Player of the Year award aged 32...
FFT INTERVIEW When Pep Guardiola said he wouldn’t need to replace the departing David Silva with a megabucks arrival, he meant it. FFT met Phil Foden last summer - and he told us he was raring to go
Action Replay 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
As a teenager, Cherno Samba shot to fame as one of the great Championship Manager wonderkids. He reveals how a career that failed to live up to those expectations became a heavy burden
Diego Maradona's starring role in Argentina's World Cup success almost never happened after a crowd swamping the star got out of control
Diego Maradona's tale is one of talent, adulation, drugs and the mob – El Diego's incredible time at Napoli is a story of how a legend can grow, and how it affects the person at the centre
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are about to become Wrexham's new owners, and the first port of call should be learning the local rivalries. Back in 2006, Andy Mitten went undercover in North Wales to meet two unfriendly neighbours...
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