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Author : Lee Spencer

Carlos Valderrama, an MLS Legend

When we hear the name Carlos Valderrama, we all think of his long blond hair playing for Columbia in the 1990, 1994 and 1998 World Cups, sauntering around the midfield pinging passes all over the pitch. He is Colombia’s all-time leader in caps with 111, scoring 11 goals, and had a successful career not just […]

David Pleat and the Maine Road jig

Some seasons are remembered for winning titles, some are remembered for winning cups but for Luton Town the 1982/83 season was remembered for avoiding relegation after their last-gasp win at Maine Road against Manchester City, sending the Manchester club down instead. The result prompted Luton manager David Pleat to dance his merry jig across the […]

Preki, MLS legend

Predrag Radosavljevic is an MLS legend. For those wondering who this is, let’s use his better known nickname, Preki. Preki had played his early career in the American Soccer indoor leagues becoming an indoor legend in a career of 370 games, scoring 399 times and assisting in 384, before being signed by Everton after successfully […]

Sweden’s 1994 World Cup Adventure

After the 1992 European finals there was great hope for Sweden. They had made it to the semi-finals before eventually being knocked out by Germany 3-2. But there was excitement from the supporters. This was perhaps their best team since the 1958 World Cup when they were beaten 5-2 by Brazil in the final. The […]

The death of Clough’s Forest and the immediate rebirth

By the end, Brian Clough was Nottingham Forest through and through. Clough was one of the best managers of his time. But Clough’s final year, not only at Nottingham Forest but in management, was the major disappointment of his 18 year legacy with the club. That final season in 1992/93 was the start of the […]

Andres Escobar and the life lost to an own goal

Andres Escobar was a centre back for Altetico Nacional and Colombia. A player with 51 caps for his country and 222 appearances for his club, he was an accomplished defender who had been offered a contract with AC Milan prior to the World Cup in 1994. However, he lost his life after the 1994 World […]

Fabrizio Ravanelli and Middlesbrough FC: Unfinished business?

The 1996/97 season was a roller-coaster of a ride for all Middlesbrough supporters. They had 3 points deducted for failing to fulfil a fixture against Blackburn Rovers. They were relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season – the infamous deduction of 3 points making the difference and condemning the Boro to […]

The Kante Effect

On the 2nd May 2016, Leicester City were finally crowned champions of England, after Tottenham’s draw with Chelsea. We were treated to footage of the player celebrating at home and the fans outside the stadium all looking like they could not believe it themselves. It was no more than Leicester deserved. They were, over the […]

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