Bury destroyed sticker
28 August 2019
The two old Lancashire clubs face wildly different situations with the same threatening conclusion: expulsion from the Football League. Is there an easy fix to any of this?
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
Marcelo Bielsa
13 August 2019
Towards the end of Marcelo Bielsa's first year as Leeds coach, the Yorkshire team looked set to end their 15-year stint in the wilderness. As they restart their quest for promotion, we revisit Phil Hay's account of how the Argentine coach ended up in the north of England
1992-93 Premier League
6 August 2019
Andrew Murray remembers the Premier League's very first campaign – when boy, were things very different
Serie A '90s
5 August 2019
Golaccio! During the 1990s, Italy was the undisputed home of football. Serie A teams owned 13 European trophies, six world-record transfers and six Ballon d’Or winners, plus every iconic star from Asprilla to Zidane. Welcome to a time when Calcio was king... 
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
Palmeiras 1994
31 July 2019
Twenty-five years ago, Palmeiras were obliterating all around them with an all-star team bankrolled by an Italian company. And then it all went wrong...
Marco Silva Luis Boa Morte Everton
29 July 2019
The coaching duo will join forces at Goodison Park after Boa Morte’s arrival as assistant this summer – and Elliott Bretland finds a lot of love back home
Peter Crouch retires
12 July 2019
What’s it like being booed for England? How did he nearly kill Dirk Kuyt? And do his feet really stick out of bed? Your questions answered in January 2018
Manchester United Australia tour
8 July 2019
Picture the scene: you’ve just won the Treble, you’re 10,000 miles from home and Steve McClaren has been left in charge. The chief protagonists relive the craziest of pre-season jollies 


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