Quiz

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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Icons

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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Polls

Greatest Football Computer Games

What was your favourite football computer game growing up? Was it joystick action via Sensible Soccer or replicating the tricks of your favourite players on FIFA or Pro Evo. Or was you more of a football strategist, clicking your mouse to League titles and cup success playing Championship Manager or Top Eleven. Which one got […]

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Blog

Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Part 7

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 our last instalment with a performance at […]

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Blog

Fabrique Belgique

Football can be a deplorable beast. An errant refereeing decision, egregious defending or a sickeningly undeserved away-goal winner plundered by opposition who’ve scarcely threatened a shot on target over the entire two legs, can put an instant cock-blocker on a seemingly fertile season. Any long-sufferer of the heady irrelevance that is our ‘beautiful game’ will […]

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Player Q&A

90 seconds with David ‘Speedo’ Speedie

Born in Scotland but raised in Yorkshire, Speedie worked as a coalminer before signing professional terms with Barnsley in 1978. Without having scored a single goal for Barnsley in 21 appearances, he was off to Darlington where his talent was apparent to Chelsea Manager John Neal, who signed him for £80,000 in May 1982. In his five year spell at Stamford Bridge […]

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Gallery

Teletext Transfers

Before Sky Sports News and internet was a thing we had to rely on Teletext and the back pages of newspapers to get the latest football news. Saturday afternoons would consist of listening to the live game on the radio and pressing 302 on Teletext, eagerly awaiting the pages to refresh to update the scores.

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Match

Newcastle United 5 Leeds United 2

Mighty Micky Quinn certainly made an impact on his Newcastle United debut back in 1989. The new arrival from Portsmouth bagged four goals on the opening day of the season to help give the Magpies a 5-2 victory against Leeds United at St James Park. The striker went on to become the league top goal […]

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Player Q&A

90 seconds with Kevin ‘Rats’ Ratcliffe

The Welsh international defender started his professional career at Everton and made his debut away to Manchester United at Old Trafford in 1977. The commanding central defender cemented his first team place in 1982 and just a year later was made club captain at just 23 years of age. Whilst captain, Ratcliffe won the FA Cup Final in […]

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