Remembering Gil Heron, The First Black Footballer To Play For Celtic
Nicknamed ‘The Black Arrow’ by his fans, Heron made a significant cultural impression on Scotland. That has been somewhat overshadowed by the exploits of his son, Gil Scott.
Remembering the Greatest Boxing Day in the History of English Football
With Boxing Day one of the most important dates in the domestic football calendar, we expect it to produce some serious entertainment. In 1963, expectations were exceeded by an absurd margin.
Penance For The Prince: Remembering Naseem Hamed’s One, Humbling Defeat
While nobody could deny that Prince Naseem had style, he was also a man of monumental hubris. That finally came back to bite him when he fought Marco Antonio Barrera in 2001.
Between Life and Death: Remembering Boxer Michael Watson's Fightback From the Abyss
It is 25 years since Michael Watson fought Chris Eubank at White Hart Lane. The injuries Watson suffered that night changed him forever, but, a quarter of a century on, the extent of his recovery continues to defy expectations.
Royalist, Republican, Socialist, Fascist: The Chequered History of the Copa del Rey
Since its inception in 1903, the Copa del Rey has been treated like a political football. Over the decades, it has been appropriated by everyone and anyone who has ruled over Spain.
Tragedy in the Skies: The Fateful Final Journey of FC Pakhtakor Tashkent
In August 1979 FC Pakhtakor Tashkent's first-team squad perished in a mid-air collision. The crash was a tragic accident, but there is an inevitable whiff of Communist Party cover-up about the events that day.