Category - Nostalgia

David Batty: From Leeds With Love

Every fan base across the country wants to see a youngster come through the academy and breakthrough into the first team. The majority of youthful talents fall...

Lee Trundle: Swansea City’s Magic Man

For supporters of clubs in the Football League Lee Trundle will be remembered as being one of most iconic players to have played across the three leagues...

Clarence Seedorf: No Comparisons Necessary

There are a number of parallels that link Clarence Seedorf with his Dutch compatriot, Edgar Davids. They were both born in Suriname before moving with their...

Jay-Jay Okocha: So Good They Named Him Twice

The Premier League has seen hundreds, perhaps even thousands of great players since its conception in 1992. With the commercialisation, questionable kits and...

Jonathan Woodgate: Football’s Mr Glass

The name Jonathan Woodgate evokes special memories for the majority of football fans. His everlasting battles with numerous injury problems are one and...

Real Betis – Periods of Greatness

Too often when someone talks about La Liga, we only hear about the Madrid sides or Barcelona. Very rarely does a club like Real Betis get any mention unless...

Hernan Crespo: Argentina’s Gift to Italy

Enigmatic forward Hernan Crespo played for 19 years and featured for some of Europe’s greatest teams. The Argentine was the world’s most expensive player when...

Hidetoshi Nakata: The Last Samurai

Hidetoshi Nakata was born in Japan in 1977 and is widely considered the greatest Japanese player of all time; however, this was very nearly not the case as he...

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 to take...

Kevin Keegan: The Hamburg Years

“The mongrel who made it to Crufts” was how Kevin Keegan once described his two European Footballer of the Year awards in 1978 and 79, but although...

Nolberto Solano – The Peruvian Geordie

Nolberto Albino ‘Nol’ Solano Todco – Nolberto Solano for short – was born in Callao, Peru on the 12th December 1974. The youngest of seven, the son of a...

Rivaldo: Not Favoured, Not Forgotten

Some players are inherently likeable: Ronaldinho’s sheer joy to be on the ball inspired many of today’s great players; Roger Milla’s corner flag dance...