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ALDERNEY AND THE MURATTI: A REAL UNDERDOG STORY

Alderney is one of those wonderful places that remains untouched by the passing of time.

THE STUBBORN ALLIANCE: PAUL LE GUEN AT IBROX

The culmination of the 2005/6 season saw Glasgow Rangers finish, by their own standards, in a lowly third place.

KILPIN AND THE ANGLICISATION OF ROSSONERI

It is not much to look at. Faded, discoloured bricks are held together by unevenly applied concrete and smudged blue paint peels unpleasantly from the façade.

THE FUTURE(?) OF FOOTBALL IN UKRAINE

Ukraine is a country on the brink of collapse. Crimea, the disputed peninsula south of the Ukrainian mainland, is currently under the control of the Russian Federation after its annexation by Russian forces in the wake of last year’s Euromaidan protests, whilst much of the east of the country continues to be ravaged by violence, with many in the primarily Russian-speaking areas calling to follow Crimea in becoming part of the Russian Federation.

A GENERATION LOST FOR THE GOLDEN JAGUARS

Amidst the usual release of FIFA Rankings recently lay a statistic which only a keen-eyed observer would notice: the biggest drop in places had been awarded to the small nation of Guyana, a Caribbean country geographically located in South America and neighbour to one the most famous footballing nations of all: Brazil.

DELIVERANCE AT LAST: THE INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE

“Ronaldinho? To India? Is he playing cricket these days?”

CURIOUS ORANJE: THE UNDERSTATING OF SURINAME

Just off the North Atlantic coast lies South America’s smallest nation, Suriname.

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

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