Here’s To You, Paul Robinson, Football Loves You More Than You Will Know
The Enduring Significance of Walter Tull To English Football
As well as serving with distinction in the First World War, Tull was one of the first black footballers to grace the top tier of English football. Though his life was cut short, his legacy is alive and well.
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Trying To Get Our Heads Around Mark Bosnich’s Nazi Salute At White Hart Lane
While most people remember Bosnich as the cherubic goalkeeper with the stonking cocaine habit, his most controversial moment in football is often overlooked or ignored.
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The Cult: One-Club Man Ledley King
This week's inductee put himself through immense physical strain to pull on a Spurs shirt each weekend – and the White Hart Lane faithful loved him all the more for it.
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Exploring Jose Mourinho’s Special Relationship With The League Cup
While other managers tend to neglect England’s third most prestigious domestic competition, the Special One respects its prosaic power. What’s more, it usually serves him well in return.
An Ode to Jermain Defoe, English Football's Great Survivor
Three years ago Jermain Defoe appeared obsolete and had departed English football for Major League Soccer. Few could have predicted his prolific late-career resurrection, nor the vital role he would play at struggling Sunderland.
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Gary Lineker at Barcelona: When Leicester’s Favourite Son Went Overseas
Having made his name with Leicester and Everton, the mid eighties saw Gary Lineker snapped up by ‘El Tel’ at Barca. Together, they would stir a slumbering Catalan giant, and restore glory to the club once more.
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Dimitar Berbatov: Artist. Genius. Failure?
How will football remember Dimitar Berbatov: as an artist, a genius, or a failure? Perhaps all three descriptions are required to sum up the brilliant, blasé Bulgarian.
The Other Guys: Previewing Manchester United vs. Tottenham
In the second of this week’s Premier League Previews, we look at which of the predicted top-four also-rans will come out best at Old Trafford this weekend.
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Second Servings at The Bridge: Previewing Chelsea vs. Tottenham
In the second Premier League Preview of the week, we fondly recall that time last season where Chelsea and Spurs kicked the absolute shite out of each other.
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Please, Sir, Can I Have Some More: Reviewing Tottenham vs. West Ham
In the final serving of this week’s Premier League Review, we discuss the Dickensian naming rituals of the Tottenham academy and West Ham’s chronically ill season.
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ALF Is Going To Get You Tonight: Reviewing Arsenal vs. Tottenham
In the second instalment of this week’s Premier League Review, we assess the potential repercussions of the North London derby, and Olivier Giroud’s crippling fear of ALF.