Player Q&A

90 seconds with Michael ‘Bally’ Ball

The talented left back was born in Liverpool in 1979. During his school years he was part of the Liverpool youth team that also included Steven Gerrard and Michael Owen, he also attended the FA’s England school of excellence academy at Lilleshall with the pair before he signed professional terms with Everton in 1996. It […]

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Ray ‘Butch’ Wilkins

Cultured midfield maestro Ray Wilkins scored three goals in 84 games for England and captained the the Three Lions on ten occasions. He played at the 1982 and 1986 World Cups. SHOP the official England retro collection at

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Footballing Icons: Paul GASCOIGNE

The English midfield maverick grew up in Gateshead and it wasn’t long before his unique talents we’re spotted by his local team Newcastle United. Paul Gascoigne signed schoolboy terms with the team he supported as a boy in 1980 and by 1985 he was captaining the youth team to FA Youth Cup success which led […]

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Bremner Vs Souness

Former Scotland midfield generals, Billy Bremner and Graeme Souness will both be remembered for being fierce competitors on the pitch for club and country. As captains they we’re both leaders of men, driving the Tartan Army into battle like William ‘Braveheart’ Wallace at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. They both had footballing ability which meant […]

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Breaking the hex at Ibrox

Why Steven Gerrard is breaking the hex at Ibrox It’s taken him a while to get going but having romped to the Scottish Premiership in style this season, overseen some memorable performances in Europe and with a domestic double still very much in his sights, Steven Gerrard is bucking the trend of so many England […]

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