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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Part 8

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. We ended the last instalment with the triumphant return […]

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Footballing Icons: PELE

The Brazilian forward amassed an incredible 1,279 goals in 1,363 games (including friendlies) during his career. At club level, Pele only played for two clubs during his 21 years as a professional footballer, Santos in Brazil and New York Cosmos in the USA where he won a combined 27 honours. At international level, Pelé still […]

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Match

Manchester United 2 Manchester City 2

Ron Atkinson’s Red Devils took a two goal first half lead into the half time break courtesy of a screamer from Colin Gibson and a spot kick from Gordon Strachan. In the second half the tables turned and Clive Wilson pulled one back for the Sky Blues before Arthur Albiston scored one of the best […]

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Polls

Moore & Butcher

England’s World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore was a Rolls-Royce of a defender, a leader of men, great in the tackle, silky in possession with an eye for a pass. Which former England defender would you pair up with the late Bobby Moore?

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Gallery

The Rock

Marcel ‘The Rock’ Desailly scores the final goal for AC Milan against Barcelona in the 1994 European Cup Final to help give Fabio Capello’s Rossoneri an emphatic 4-0 scoreline in the Olympic Stadium, Athens. A first half brace from Daniele Massaro and one from Dejan Savićević had already put Milano three goals to the good. […]

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The Galloping Major

Hungary’s finest ever player and one of the greatest footballers to grace the FIFA World Cup, Ferenc Puskas was the figurehead of the ground breaking ‘Magical Magyars’ team that dominated world football in the early 1950s. Alas, the supreme distinction of being world champion eluded this magnificent forward after Hungary suffered a historic 3-2 loss […]

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Match

Newcastle United 5 Manchester United 0

25 years ago today Sir Alex Ferguson’s red devils landed in hell when they met Kevin Keegan’s entertainers at St James Park. Top of the table Newcastle United we’re simply too hot to handle that day for the reds and the Toon won the battle 5-0 to go eight points clear of United. They eventually […]

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Player Q&A

90 seconds with Rodney ‘Wiz’ Marsh

Former England striker Rodney Marsh started his football education in the youth team at West Ham United but was released by the Hammers to accommodate Geoff Hurst. In 1960 he was signed by Fulham and he made his professional debut in 1963, he went onto score 22 goals in 63 First Division appearances before moving […]

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Quiz: Italia 90

We all have fond memories of Italia 90 from Pavarotti belting out Nessun Dorma, Toto Schillaci making scoring look easy, Roger Milla dancing away with the corner flags to Gazza’s moments of magic and tears. Test your memory with 30 questions about the FIFA World Cup in 1990 here SHOP the official FIFA World Cup […]

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Footballing Icons: Jurgen KLINSMANN

In Germany, his nickname was ‘flipper’ which is translated in deutsch is pinball machine due to his quick feet and boundless energy on the pitch. When he arrived in England, the tabloid newspapers labelled him ‘Der Dive Bomber’ for his reputation for being theatrical under a challenge but it wasn’t long before he won over […]

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