AT the start of 1971-72, England’s football fraternity was still clinging to the idea that the nation was a major power in the game. The 1970 World Cup defeat at the hands of West Germany was mostly seen as an … Continue reading 72 Classic: Lessons from Europe for English football
AFTER winning the 1969 Football League Championship, Leeds United pursued every trophy possible in the only way they knew how – with intensity, with total focus and with little regard for how the rest of football saw them. They were … Continue reading 72 Classic: Lifting Leeds
MALCOLM Allison, one of the pivotal figures of the 1970s, once said that the period between 1967 and 1972 was one of British football’s golden ages. Anyone who lived through that half decade of action will doubtless recall some outstanding … Continue reading 72 Classic: Clough, Allison, Keegan and co. – why it was special
THE CHALLENGES facing top-level football continue to escalate, ranging from macro-economic to political and social concerns on a global scale. The finances of clubs and leagues are coming under considerable pressure. Just as banks, nation states and corporates sought alternative … Continue reading Football 2022: Where do we get our money from?
IN THE 1980s, a television series called The Thirties highlighted a turbulent and exciting decade. An entire chapter was devoted, quite simply, to “The Arsenal”. The 1930s was the age of the Gunners, a time that the club has strived … Continue reading When Arsenal ruled the world
BAYERN MUNICH’s 2019-20 side joined the illustrious list of teams that have won the treble of domestic league and cup and Champions League in 2020. The … Continue reading Bayern, Barca, Inter, Ajax among Europe’s great treble winners