IBWM 100 FOR 2015 - A YEAR IN REVIEW

In December 2014, after many months of in house argument, deliberation, research and deep reflection, we identified 100 young footballers across the globe that we believed to be the most exciting around.  

IBWM 100 FOR 2015 - A YEAR IN REVIEW
Eamonn Foster8 Comments

THE FOOTBALLER WHO COULD DO IT ALL: REMEMBERING EL MÁGICO

Jorge González probably wouldn’t have survived in modern day football. Or rather, let’s say, it wouldn’t really be for him.

Eamonn Foster8 Comments
THE FOOTBALLER WHO COULD DO IT ALL: REMEMBERING EL MÁGICO
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A WHITE ELEPHANT AMONG WHITE ELEPHANTS

On September third, the Republic of Korea played Laos as part of their qualification campaign for the 2018 World Cup. But instead of playing in the Seoul World Cup stadium, or any other World Cup stadium for that matter, they played in the Hwaseong Stadium, built four years ago, in the middle of nowhere, and without a professional tenant club.

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A WHITE ELEPHANT AMONG WHITE ELEPHANTS
Tom Filer1 Comment

WAR, BROKEN ARMS AND COVENTRY CITY

Bosnian footballers have been no strangers to European Football; Safet Sušić was one of the greatest players of his generation in the 80s, and since the nation’s independence, Elvir Bolić and Hasan Salihamidžić have both picked up Champions League medals with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich respectively. 

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WAR, BROKEN ARMS AND COVENTRY CITY

KING OF THE SQUARE METRE

Earlier this summer the Chilean national football team finally reached its manifest destiny, after 99 years of hurt they won the Copa America.

KING OF THE SQUARE METRE
Tom Brogan1 Comment

THE GREEN ARROW

In the 1963/64 season Celtic had begun to show the pedigree in Europe that they would become known for over the following decade.

Tom Brogan1 Comment
THE GREEN ARROW

A DESIGN FOR LIFE: CUBILLA AND OLIMPIA

There are very few figures in world football who have enjoyed managerial careers just as successful as their playing days.

A DESIGN FOR LIFE: CUBILLA AND OLIMPIA

EDINBURGH'S OTHER DERBY

The Playhouse Theatre stands pertly next to the bulgingly prominent Omni Vue cinema complex within the cultural and commercial hubbub of Edinburgh’s New Town.

EDINBURGH'S OTHER DERBY

CONSTANTINE

Constantine, the eastern capital of Algeria, is situated atop two steep plateaus some eighty kilometres inland of the Mediterranean coast. 

CONSTANTINE

POWER, CORRUPTION AND LIES: A JOURNEY INTO ARMENIAN FOOTBALL

It’s ten minutes to five on a lush summer afternoon in Yerevan, Armenia, and Champions League history is about to be made. 

POWER, CORRUPTION AND LIES: A JOURNEY INTO ARMENIAN FOOTBALL
Emmet Gates7 Comments

BERGKAMP, INTER AND ITALIAN RELIGION

When you think of Dennis Bergkamp numerous superlatives instantly spring to mind; perfectionist, genius, artist, visionary.

Emmet Gates7 Comments
BERGKAMP, INTER AND ITALIAN RELIGION
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BECKENBAUER, BONETTI AND A COLLAPSING LABOUR GOVERNMENT: FOOTBALL'S INFLUENCE ON THE ELECTORATE

Football and British politics may seem uneasy bedfellows with very little common ground. 

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BECKENBAUER, BONETTI AND A COLLAPSING LABOUR GOVERNMENT: FOOTBALL'S INFLUENCE ON THE ELECTORATE
Mike Devlin1 Comment

BERT TRAUTMANN AND AVOIDING WORLD WAR THREE

The war to end all wars, had itself finally ended in 1945; most of the World was in tatters either literally or monetarily, and in many places both.

Mike Devlin1 Comment
BERT TRAUTMANN AND AVOIDING WORLD WAR THREE
Omar Almasri1 Comment

THE DOOR TO HELL: IRAQI FOOTBALL UNDER UDAY HUSSEIN

Iraq is a nation not only known for its rich and venerated history as the cradle of civilization, Mesopotamia and the birthplace of revered artistic talent like Kadhim Al Saher, but also for its cherished football culture and folklore.

Omar Almasri1 Comment
THE DOOR TO HELL: IRAQI FOOTBALL UNDER UDAY HUSSEIN

GHEORGHE HAGI AND THE FUTURE OF ROMANIAN FOOTBALL

Each World Cup leaves you with unique abiding memories, those stand out tournament moments that will live with you forever.

GHEORGHE HAGI AND THE FUTURE OF ROMANIAN FOOTBALL
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IBWM ASSIGNMENT #1 - NEW YORK CITY: WRITERS WANTED

Over the last five years we’ve regularly received messages along the lines of; “I’d love to write something for you, but I’ve no idea what to write about!”

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IBWM ASSIGNMENT #1 - NEW YORK CITY: WRITERS WANTED
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ROBLEDO

Given the overwhelming presence of foreign footballers in English football, it might come as a bit of a surprise to learn that it took 110 years for a non-British or Irish player to net a century of top-flight league goals.

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ROBLEDO