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
ONE OF the grand old names of English football, Nottingham Forest were founded in 1865 and became members of the Football League in 1892, although they were members of the Football Alliance from 1899 to 1892. Forest’s golden age came … Continue reading Nottingham Forest’s history makers
ALTHOUGH French football played its part in the development of European club competitions, only one has secured the major prize. In 1993, Olympique de Marseille (OM) lifted the huge trophy by beating highly-fancied and star-studded AC Milan. Marseille went one … Continue reading Europe’s Champions: Olympique de Marseille 1993
THE BBC recently published a story that highlighted how rarely some clubs’ iconic line-ups actually played together. It showed that football carries many myths in its rich heritage, but also confirmed that our perception of the component parts of great … Continue reading Brazil, Chelsea and England 1970 – Why the perception of “iconic line-up” still misleads us
GIVEN the nation is in the grip of Old Etonian dominance (two or our most recent Prime Ministers were members of the infamous Bullingdon Club), it is worth recalling in this 150th year of the FA Cup, that the competition threatened … Continue reading The Generation Cup: The “old boys” and the FA Cup
THEY used to say that when there was a 1 at the end of a year, Tottenham Hotspur would always win a trophy. Well, we’ve had 2011 and 2021 and the Spurs haven’t won anything since 2008. But way back in time, … Continue reading Tottenham Hotspur’s best teams?