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Articles by Andrew Murray

Marcelo Bielsa
21 September 2018
If you thought Brian Clough’s Leeds spell was fraught, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Bielsa has inspired a generation of top coaches to become winners – and a string of club owners to pull their hair out
David Beckham Desert Island Discs
8 September 2018
The eight recordings, book and luxury item with which castaways have been permitted have been a BBC radio staple for eight decades – but what have various members of the football world chosen to take onto a desert island?
Unai Emery Arsenal
29 August 2018
‘Wenger Out’ may have become a popular refrain at Arsenal towards the end, but replacing the all-powerful Arsene isn’t easy. In the man who's trying to, the Gunners have another tireless obsessive who'll stop at nothing to improve them
Naby Keita Crystal Palace
22 August 2018
Questions were raised when the Reds paid above the RB Leipzig midfielder’s release clause last summer, but has Jurgen Klopp found the missing piece of his midfield jigsaw? FFT’s Andy Murray went to Selhurst Park to run the rule over Liverpool’s new No.8
Andres Iniesta 2010
16 June 2018
Vicente del Bosque's men were shaken up by their opening-game defeat to Switzerland – but clear minds and cool heads saw them through to a masterful triumph in South Africa
Socrates World Cup 1982
8 June 2018
The great icon of Brazilian football never went beyond a World Cup quarter-final... but that was never his priority
Zinedine Zidane
31 May 2018
After Zinedine Zidane resigned from Real Madrid having won three Champions Leagues in under three full seasons, his successor has almighty shoes to fill. As these examples show, it can be done - or it can go very wrong indeed
Mo Salah
3 May 2018
The Egyptian has been making up for lost time since returning to England’s top flight, making sure Reds’ fans haven't missed Philippe Coutinho. Little wonder he’s been crowned the King of the Kop...
Messi, Fabregas, Pique Ansias
15 March 2018
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
SHARES
13 March 2018
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata on his speed of thought, scoring with both feet and playing as a lone striker