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The Highlight Reel: George Weah

Mention George Weah’s name to anyone of a certain vintage and it conjures up a quintessentially 90s image: An impossibly hirsute James Richardson, sitting next to an impossibly large pastry in an Italian café, reading headlines from an impossibly larger bright pink newspaper. Weah was a mainstay of Channel 4’s Italian football extravaganza. Whether it […]

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When The Yanks tamed El Tri

The United States’ improbable run through the 2002 World Cup was highlighted by the most important victory in team history. Today marks the 20-year anniversary of the 2-0 win over Mexico in the Round of 16, which gave the team its first knockout-round victory and confirmed the Dos a Cero legend. This victory helped the […]

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The ten greatest players to never grace a World Cup

The World Cup is described as the greatest trophy in football and often regarded the place to see the best players in the world battle it out. While we’ve been treated to players like Pele and Maradona there are many players deemed legendary who never had the chance to grace the field during a World […]

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Finale

Sid Lambert is a 43-year-old man playing Retro Football Manager on his iPhone. He’s gone back to 1995/96 to take over Newcastle United and put right what once went wrong: beat Manchester United to the title. And he’d love it if he beat them. Love it. Nine games. Nine games remain to rewrite history. Nine […]

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International Goals Galore

The early days of association football saw a mainly attacking and free flowing goal scoring game. There were many high scoring matches with double figure scorelines and one-sided thrashings. The first official ‘international’ game took place in 1872 between Scotland and England and it ended in a 0-0 draw. England were chiefly one of the […]

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Flying the flag

My name is Brian Wolff, or to my online friends ‘Baku Brian.’ Chelsea fans probably know me as Vice Chair, Chelsea in America, or the head of Chelsea Chicago Supporters Club. I also serve as the Overseas Representative on the Chelsea Fans Forum. But there’s one job that brings me great joy (or creative pain, […]

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The Battle of Bramall Lane

On the face of it a match between promotion contending West Bromwich Albion and midtable Sheffield United in the second tier of the English professional game had nothing to suggest that it would become infamous throughout world football. The date was Saturday 16th March 2002. The home team, Sheffield United managed by boyhood Blade, Neil […]

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Football Pride

Let’s not kid ourselves that racism has been banished from football, but the subject is at least being addressed. Eventually, the governing bodies are taking it seriously and have a scale of punishments that are being applied. Moreover, whenever there is an incidence of racism, there is an outcry from all quarters as we’ve seen […]

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The North Bank, Highbury

“Write something about Arsenal please, Dave. Ideally from the Highbury days, the ‘good old days’ they say. That should be easy for you!” That is 3Retro’s polite way of calling me old of course, but sadly they are not wrong, and my memory of Highbury goes back to my first visit in November 1976, aged […]

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Vintage Villa

“Shaw, Williams prepared to venture down the left. There’s a great ball played in for Tony Morley. It must be. It is! Peter Withe!” ITV commentator Brian Moore These were the words that Villa fans heard from legendary ITV commentator Brian Moore during the 1982 European Cup final in what was our finest moment as […]

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