Messi, Fabregas, Pique Ansias
2 May 2019
In the early 2000s, three greats played in the same side at Barcelona’s La Masia academy for a season – and blew all of their rivals away
Jan Vertonghen concussion
1 May 2019
Jan Vertonghen's concussion against Ajax shows how football's rules need to change in Britain. Some football associations are already ahead of the trend, finds Alec Fenn
Johan Cruyff Barcelona
1 May 2019
Barcelona was far from a happy place when Johan Cruyff walked back through the door as coach in 1988. Over 30 years on, his legacy is keenly felt at the Nou Camp and beyond
Christian Eriksen Ajax
29 April 2019
In 2011, we visited Holland to see what’s so special about the Dutch giants’ famous system – and took a peek at their fancy new digs
How WhatsApp changed football
23 April 2019
It’s not just banter – instant messaging has changed players’ habits and killed the deadline-day fax. But is it all good news?
Manchester City Gillingham 1999
17 April 2019
City may now be a slick footballing juggernaut and among the favourites for the game’s biggest honours this season, but two decades ago they were slumming it in the third tier – and could have sunk even lower
Rumbelows Sprint Challenge
12 April 2019
In 1992, a group of TV execs came up with an idea as brilliant as it was simple: get players from all 92 league clubs to sprint for the right to call themselves the game’s fastest (and win a new telly)
Derby 2007-08
1 April 2019
Eleven seasons on, Huddersfield have matched the Rams' ignominious relegation after 32 matches. FFT's Chris Flanagan re-lives the misery with those who were there
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
28 March 2019
As the Manchester United hero takes charge full-time, we raid our archive for the Norwegian's brilliant career reflective. What does he expect as a boss? Did he mind being called a super-sub? And does he still play Football Manager?! 
Francesco Totti
28 March 2019
On this day in 1993, a fresh-faced 16-year-old made his Roma debut. He remained a one-club man until his retirement in 2017, having scored 300 goals and won the World Cup with Italy – but was still never appreciated as he should have been on these shores. Andrew Murray wonders why...

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