NO MATTER how much Real Madrid’s fans might be enjoying Barcelona’s economic discomfort at the moment, even the most ardent merengue must realise that in some respects, Real need Barca to keep them on their toes. The competition between the two football … Continue reading Widening the gap: Real Madrid’s resilience
LEEDS UNITED’s triumph in 1992 was a surprise to many people who felt the club was unlikely to regain the glory years of the Don Revie era. But few could deny them their title in 1991-92 after they stubbornly saw … Continue reading Leeds United: The last pre-Premier champions
ANYONE who remembers the old home of Wimbledon FC in the days when Vinnie Jones, Dennis Wise and their pals upset the establishment will recall it wasn’t a stadium to savour. It may have been a much-loved home for the … Continue reading Plough Lane revisited: AFC Wimbledon
THE EUROPEAN Super League concept is controversial whichever way you look at it, but if a structure was implemented that could be aspirational and integrated, would the rest of football be so severely disadvantaged? Most of the 12 initial advocates … Continue reading The Super League 12 – would they be missed?
PALMEIRAS of São Paulo became the first South American club to retain the Copa Libertadores since Boca Juniors in 2001 in a somewhat disappointing final in the iconic Estadio Centenario in Montevideo. Palmeiras, affectionately known as Verdão (big green) or Porco (pig), deserved their … Continue reading The good, the bad and then there’s Deyverson – Palmeiras retain the Libertadores
FRANCE may be World Champions and UEFA Nations League champions, but all does not seem well in French domestic football. Last weekend, the game between Marseille and Lyon was abandoned after Dimitri Payet, everyone’s favourite punchbag these days, was struck … Continue reading Football Media Watch: Why does France seem so unhappy?