Arsene Wenger Nagoya Grampus Eight
26 April 2018
Before Arsenal and the Premier League, there was Nagoya and the J.League. John Duerden remembers Wenger's halcyon days
25 April 2018
No Madrid player is more beloved by die-hard Blancos than the irascible wideman, who died in a car crash at 37 – though Lothar Matthaus wasn’t a fan...
17 April 2018
Everyone has an anecdote to tell about the most naturally gifted player of a generation, from flying tackles to fishing rods – and there was true on-pitch greatness amid the off-pitch madness. Ahead of FA Cup semi-final weekend, the stage for his greatest moment, FFT looks back at the glory years
11 April 2018
Everybody talks about it, from confused TV pundits to bluffing pub bores – but where did pressing come from in the first place? Uli Hesse has the answers...
Portrait: Richard Cannon
9 April 2018
What did he do to aggravate the Gunners so much? How well did he really get on with Alan Shearer? And why didn't things work out with Gordon Strachan at Celtic? YOUR questions answered in February 2018...
Gennaro Gattuso
5 April 2018
He made a career from harnessing his inner rage for club and country. But, as the now-Milan manager admits, every now and then ‘the animal inside would come out’ – with dire consequences for anyone in striking distance. Team-mates included…
Francesco Totti
28 March 2018
Twenty-five years ago today, 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 still Totti never got the love he deserved on these shores. Andrew Murray wonders why...
Nigel Pearson Leuven
27 March 2018
His tenure at Leicester may be remembered for touchline scraps and press room spats, but as FFT heads to Belgium to meet the boss of Leuven, we find a man who’s calm. Eerily calm…
Paul Gascoigne Italia 90
21 March 2018
In the 1980s, football was at an all-time low – but Gazza's tears helped to usher in an era that saw the game return to its place at the heart of British popular culture. Gary Parkinson remembers the renaissance...
Dallas Tornados 1967
20 March 2018
Introducing the bonkers story of NASL side Dallas Tornado and their epic adventure: featuring raging monkeys, rock-throwing rabbles... and a run-in with the Viet Cong  

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