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ASA HARTFORD AND THE DAY DON REVIE CRIED

Don Revie knew he needed to buy players. His Leeds United side were crippled by injury and looking decidedly threadbare in their attempts to remain a threat in Division One title race.

REALISATION, RESIGNATIONS AND TOFFEE

Crisis continues to engulf the Korean FA after the perceived poor performance of the national team.

A SYMBOL OF POWER: HUNGARIAN FOOTBALL AND THE LONG WAIT FOR REIGNITION

“We have one of the best academies in Europe,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban boasted about his local club Puskas Akademia just last year.

WHEN THE CIRCUS CAME TO NOTTINGHAM

We all remember where we were when the circus came to town. That is, when Sven-Göran Eriksson came to Notts County, his long Swedish overcoat swishing through the corridors of Meadow Lane, lured by the promise of cash that was never actually there.

"I STILL HAVE THE RECEIPT" - THE CAREER OF PAT NEIL

In an early interview for Boy’s Own magazine Peter West asked Pompey-born Pat Neil whether he harboured hopes of becoming a professional footballer.

CONIFA, UNITED FOR THE GAME

Liemarvin Bonevacia, Philipine van Aanholt and Guor Marial are not household names. At least not in Britain. In the world of competitive athletics they are in limbo.

12 STADIUMS, 90 MILES AND THE A315 TO BRENTFORD

12 stadiums, 90 miles and the A315 to Brentford

ROYAL APPOINTMENTS: REAL MADRID'S ONGOING AFFAIR WITH THE UNITED STATES

In the United States, it is not uncommon to find a Bale or Ronaldo jersey at a local field any day of the week, stressing American's admiration of both players and Los Blancos.

THE DAY THE SKY FELL IN

North London, July 21, 1964. That first day of Spurs pre-season training was a casual, almost disorganised affair: team photos at White Hart Lane, Dave Mackay running up and down the terraces to rebuild his broken leg, the schoolboys and girls waiting outside the gates to grab a word with their heroes.

BLOND AMBITION TOUR 1963 - 2014: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF JØRN ANDERSEN

While not always the colourful, quinto-continental spectacle it is today, since its inception in 1963, the Bundesliga has always had its fair share of gifted foreign players.

THE BALL

Omar Larossa played over 400 times for Boca and Argentinos Juniors, Huracan and Independiente, winning four domestic titles and the 1978 FIFA World Cup. 

ZÉ CARLOS: KING FOR A DAY
LIGHTS: FLICKERING, DIMMED. LITHUANIA, CORRUPTION AND THE ABSENCE OF REASONABLE DOUBT

“Eversheds Saladžius, in cooperation with the Lithuania Football Federation, applied to the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania in order to initiate the consideration of the issue of supplement of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania.”

"DAD, WHAT IS THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE?"

"Dad, what is the Champions League?"

"Ask your uncle in Lodz"

THE UYGHUR WORLD CUP 2014: A SEARCH FOR A NATIONAL IDENTITY

On June 14, 2014, two days after the Fifa World Cup opens, the second Uyghur World Cup will take place over seven days in the Central Anatolian city of Kayseri in Turkey.

LUIS SUÁREZ. ROBIN VAN PERSIE. DEON MCCAULAY

Luis Suarez. Robin van Persie. Deon McCaulay.  The three forwards each scored 11 goals during FIFA World Cup qualification, tying for the mythical qualification Golden Boot.

TACKLING INEQUALITY: HONDURAS AND EMPOWERMENT

Last weekend, England faced Honduras in their final friendly match before the start of this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

REMEMBERING THE COLOURFUL XI

“That’s it. I’m dead.”

ANGEL WINGS, BRUISED AND RESTRAINED: HUNGARY, URUGUAY AND THE GREATEST DAY

In many regards the 1954 World Cup can be looked back on as the greatest ever. It was the first time that matches were shown live on television, it boasted more goals per game than any other edition in history, and it had a final that was truly memorable with a late twist in the tale.

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