Roy McFarland and Colin Todd, the best defensive duo of the 1970s?

DERBY COUNTY’s golden age was between 1971-75, during which time, they won two Football League championships during an incredible time for a club very few people would call “fashionable”. The teams that Brian Clough and Peter Taylor built created a legacy that no Derby side has been able to live up to. Derby had some excellent players in every department of their two title-winning team: Kevin … Continue reading Roy McFarland and Colin Todd, the best defensive duo of the 1970s?

Kempes and Luque, the brilliant bandoleros

WE remember the litter-strewn pitches of Argentina 1978 as well as the military presence, the controversy and, from a footballing perspective, the left foot and cavalier approach of Mario Kempes, the player of the tournament and leading scorer. Kempes was the only player in Cesar Luis Menotti’s squad for the World Cup that did not play in Argentina. He moved from Rosario Central, where he … Continue reading Kempes and Luque, the brilliant bandoleros