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Stan Collymore: Five Weeks in Oviedo
In January 2001, Bradford City chairman Geoffrey Richmond was tasked with reducing the club’s wage bill. Soon, full-back Dan Petrescu and forward duo Benito Carbone and Stan Collymore were transfer-listed. The latter, a former England international, had only signed in...
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Johan Cruyff: The Dutch Master
Known as ‘Jopie’ in and around his neighbourhood, Cruyff never lived more than a couple of minutes away from the De Meer Stadion, in Betondorp. The family moved once after his father Manus’ death in 1959, but Johan lived at...
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Rock Bottom and Back
Stood in a pub in Camden on the evening of May 22, 2010, there was a sense of disbelief amongst us. Just a few hours earlier we had witnessed something quite remarkable. Blackpool Football Club had beaten Cardiff City in...
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For The Love of The Game
There’s a dying breed of football fan. It’s the kind who believes that players are as deeply in love with the game as those watching from the stands. By now, all but the most deluded are at least vaguely aware...
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