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How the Premier League breakaway happened: The first season of 1992/93, as told by its heroes
By Andrew Murray published
PL TURNS 30 In 1992, a group broke away from Division 1 to form a brand new league with an exciting revenue model. As the Premier League hits 30 years old, Andrew Murray remembers the first-ever Premier League season
The FA Cup's greatest upset: Hereford vs Newcastle, told by Ronnie Radford, John Motson and Malcolm Macdonald
By Leo Moynihan published
MAGIC OF THE CUP In February 1972, Ronnie Radford's rocket from the mud gave the FA Cup its biggest-ever giant-killing. Leo Moynihan caught up with Supermac, John Motson and one carefree copper to get the full story
The inside story of ‘An Impossible Job’, the 1994 Graham Taylor England documentary
By Sam Delaney published
LONGREAD When Graham Taylor granted TV cameras full access to his England camp in 1993, little could he have predicted the furore that followed. FFT went behind the scenes of the film that hung the beleaguered boss out to dry with his Taylorisms and ruined the career of his right-hand man
What REALLY happened to Ali Dia? On the trail of the Premier League's worst player
By Richard Edwards last updated
Southampton What the hell happened to Dia, who earned infamy on this day in 1996? FourFourTwo hits the trail of football’s most unlikely cult hero
Arsenal's almost-Invincibles: When Chelsea denied the Gunners history in '91
By Chas Newkey-Burden published
Arsene Wenger's 2003/04 unbeaten lot will forever be remembered as arguably the Premier League's finest-ever team, but Chas Newkey-Burden recalls another Gunners side that almost achieved the unthinkable...
Jozef Venglos remembered: The trailblazer who baffled Aston Villa – and changed English football
By Richard Edwards published
Aston Villa Former Aston Villa and Celtic manager Jozef Venglos has died, aged 84. He became the top flight's first foreign gaffer in 1990, introducing ideas that are common today – but were revolutionary at the time
When Manchester United won their first 10 games – and still gifted the title to Liverpool
By Jon Spurling published
Ron Atkinson's Manchester United set off like a train – but went badly off the rails as their bitter rivals steamed past them. Jon Spurling blows the dust off the history books
When Sven-Goran Eriksson came to England – and braved the xenophobic storm
Action Replay When Sven-Goran Eriksson took over as England’s first foreign manager in February 2001, he faced a staggering 'welcome' from high-level officials and gutter-level tabloids. Fifteen years on from his arrival, Steve Anglesey explains why – and what happened next
The goal that defied the Nazis and killed a legend
By Greg Lea published
Austria Matthias Sindelar was arguably the finest player of the inter-war years, until a tap-in signalled the end of his career… and, depending on who you believe, his life. FFT tells his amazing story...
Major Indoor Soccer: the hype of America's one-time biggest league remembered
By Nick Moore last updated
Action Replay With its American showmanship and (for some reason) Darth Vader, it was, for a small pocket of time, the USA’s biggest football competition. So amid all the dry ice and fireworks, why did such a revolutionary enterprise end in tears?
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