Author - Gary Thacker

Ali Dia: 53 Minutes of Premier League Infamy

If you’re the manager of a Premier League club and your secretary wants to put a call through to you from “George Weah” odds are you’re at least going...

Luis Suárez – Striking out at Ajax

Luis Suárez is one of those footballers who splits opinion – radically. Some love him for his aggressive attitude and outstanding skills, whilst others...

Les Ferdinand – The Toon’s Instant Hero

Sometimes achieving hero status at a club can take a while. You labour long and hard for a club, offering dedicated service, often playing through injury, and...

Arjen Robben: The Flying Dutchman on the Wing

When Arjen Robben announced that the current season would be his last with Bayern Munich, it suggested an appropriate time to evaluate the career of the Dutch...

Crouchinho – The legend of Peter Crouch

When confronted with a survey question enquiring what he would be if he wasn’t a footballer, Peter Crouch delivered the quippiest of ‘one-liner’ answers...