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Cult Heroes
Equal Time: Messi’s 6th Ballon d’Or doesn’t warrant GOAT status
17:00 Saturday 7th December 2019

People say stats don’t lie. Lionel Messi recently surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo as the all-time scorer at a top European club. At the writing, he has 614 goals for Barcelona to the Portuguese’s 608 for his four clubs, Sporting…

Spain
Has Lionel Messi taken free-kicks to another level?
08:01 Sunday 17th November 2019

Everyone knows how dangerous Lionel Messi is whenever he runs at opposition defences with the ball at his feet. At 32, time isn't on his side. Pace will leave him in two or three years. Of course, that will make it all the easier to…

Usa
Barros Schelotto, Pavon sing Don’t Cry for me Argentina
19:01 Tuesday 22nd October 2019

What do you get when you cross Evita with La-La Land? A pair of big names from Boca Juniors with movie-star looks who are making a name for themselves in Hollywood. Or just up the road anyway. Whether or not the fan violence that caused the…

Managerial News
In the gym with Maradona
12:00 Thursday 12th September 2019

Remember the 1980s? In those innocent times, when Brexit and VAR were just a glint in the eye of some vengeful god, Diego Maradona turning up at a struggling club was considered a good thing. With his silky skills and eye for goal, he was the…

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…