Manchester City Gillingham 1999
2 November 2018
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
Dimitar Berbatov
1 November 2018
Was he really kidnapped as a youngster? How close was he to signing for Man City? Did smoking have an impact on his career? Your questions answered in October 2018...
Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs
16 October 2018
Football is leaving no mattress unturned in its quest for the perfect night’s kip. Sleep gurus, napping pods and wearable tech help today’s stars to stay fit and firing in ways their predecessors wouldn’t have dreamt of... 
Ryan Mason
26 September 2018
Ryan Mason was part of the same Tottenham academy generation as Harry Kane, but after representing his boyhood team and his country, his life took a different turn – one which left him lucky to be alive at all
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
George Best
15 September 2018
Best thought he was Manchester United’s errand boy – but ended up wearing the No.7 shirt and starting a legend. On this day 55 years ago...
David Beckham Inter Miami
12 September 2018
His quest has been plagued by problems and setbacks, but that’s never stopped him before. This is the story of Becks's turbulent journey from bootroom to boardroom...   
Rupert Murdoch, Manchester United
10 September 2018
Twenty years ago, on a wave of TV money and digital fear, Sky tried to buy the world’s biggest club. Gary Parkinson recalls a world of shares, shocks and resent
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?
Kevin Keegan, Michael Owen Newcastle
5 September 2018
A decade ago today, King Kev turned his back and headed for the door marked 'exit' at St James' Park, citing irreconcilable differences with Magpies owner Mike Ashley. Plus ça change...

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