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Usa
4 Players shattering the glass floor in Major League Soccer
17:00 Monday 29th October 2018

Height represents power in modern society. Where do rules derive? From on high. What is failure? Coming up short. Symbolism clashes with perceived realities, however. Surrounded by his imposing Imperial Guard, legend grew that Napoleon Bonaparte…

Cult Heroes
Will Zidane manage again?
17:00 Tuesday 7th August 2018

In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare observes that “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon ‘em.” Modern society has done everything it can to hamstring those born into greatness, replacing…

World Cup
Lionel Messi has some catching up to do
17:30 Thursday 14th June 2018

The World Cup is here. Thirty-two nations fight for one glorious trophy. Big names such as Andres Iniesta, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will be playing [probably] their last World Cup. Teams such as Spain, Brazil, France and Germany are…

Opinion
Equal time: VAR removes football's biggest talking points
10:01 Friday 19th January 2018

This is purely an emotional argument. I don't care. Emotions are important too. The 1966 World Cup Final is being debated to this day, the legitimacy of Sir Geoff Hurst’s strike still being mooted a half-century after it was…

Italy
Marek Hamsik: The man who broke Maradona’s goal record at Napoli
12:00 Thursday 28th December 2017

At the Stadio San Paolo in Napoli, one of the humongous images that adorn the walls is that of Diego Maradona. For a long time, El Pibe held the record for being Napoli’s record goalscorer; that record has since been bashed-in by…

Opinion
Why Punishing Diving is a Bad Idea
20:00 Friday 19th May 2017

Some of the best players the world has ever seen have broken the rules now and then. Eric Cantona booted a rival fan in the face, Diego Maradona scored THAT goal with his hand and both Cristiano and Messi have hit the deck a little too easily…

Football
The Magic Of Magico
00:59 Friday 20th January 2012

I've been grounded in full flow too many times by the question; ‘Who is the greatest player ever to have lived?' Having done some research and watched the video listed below I am no longer flummoxed.One man won the acclaim Diego Maradona in…

Football
Lionel Messi, Take A Bow!
21:34 Thursday 12th January 2012

Five league titles, three Champions League titles, two FIFA World Club Cups, FIFA U-20 World Cup and Olympic Gold Medal winner. Three-time World Player of the Year, La Liga player of the year and Champions League top scorer. Plus, there's the…