Royston Drenthe
21 May 2019
When their under-21s won the 2007 European Championship, Dutch fans hoped they’d unearthed the next golden generation, with Real Madrid-bound winger Drenthe its poster boy. It’s safe to say things didn’t quite go to plan...
Illustration: Paul Lacolley
8 May 2019
His unbelievable last-gasp goal for Carlisle United on this day 20 years ago will be remembered forever, but what happened to Glass after he saved the Cumbrians from Football League oblivion? He tells all...
7 May 2019
That hasty getaway in his Range Rover said it all. The Belgian is surely leaving Stamford Bridge this summer – but feelings like this just don’t come naturally to Blues fan Clive Martin
Romario Stoichkov Barcelona
7 May 2019
They were the greatest strike partnership ever seen, but their mercurial relationship tore them and Barça apart after just one year
Unai Emery Arsenal
2 May 2019
The Gunners chief faces former club Valencia in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday night – arguably, the place where he learned most in a rollercoaster managerial career
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?


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