Farewell to Zeman

After Roma sack manager Zdenek Zeman following a turbulent and brief return to the club, our writer asks, ‘Failure? What failure?’ It’s been pointed out many times what you get with Zeman. But here’s a reminder if you’ve a short memory or aren’t familiar with the individual style of football he’s lived and died by […]

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Five things we really don’t want to hear at Euro 2012

1) “England are one of five or six teams with a realistic chance” Ever since I was old enough to comprehend a football commentary, I’ve heard this mantra intoned with a confidence normally reserved for a fundamental law of physics. So immutable is this law, that even when England failed to qualify for Euro 2008 […]

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At her Majesty’s pleasure: Footballers in prison; Thomas, Storey, Higuita & Moreno

In a week which has seen ex-Manchester United footballer Ronnie Wallwork jailed for selling stolen car parts and former Premiership player and jailbird Lee Hughes arrested, we thought it’d be a good time to have a look half a dozen who’ve all been detained at Her Majesty’s Pleasure. Frank McAvennie The former West Ham and […]

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Top football celebrations ever

After Super Mario’s ‘Why always me?’ T-shirt last week we then saw those crazy Scandinavia chaps trying to teach some pub team the fishing celebration and it got us thinking about celebrations. So many to choose from, impossible to order them. But here are some of our favourites: Marco Tardelli, 1982 the passion of being […]

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