Bobby Robson's wipes the sweat from his brow after pushing himself through a tough training session with his players, surveys his new working conditions, and admits: "I love it here!"
Dynamo Dresden, banned from Europe for two years, may never be seen again on the international scene.
The apotheosis of Paul Gascoigne, when he bestrode the field, set up three goals, and scored a magnificent fourth against the Czechs, was one more episode on the long, depressing history of England teams and brilliant individuals.
The rise and rise of Brondby is a fairytale in the best traditions of one of Denmark's most famous sons, Hans Christian Andersen. The irresistible parallel is to the story of the ugly duckling.
At last - after 30 months, a fit Ruud Gullit is back in football.
Kevin Allen's Italia'90 World Cup video diary
Gary Lineker announced at a press conference on September 21 that he will retire at the end of the J-League’s second stage.
He left like a thief in the night, slipping out of Italy via Rome airport in the early hours of April 2, 1991. For once, Diego Armando Maradona's return to his native Buenos Aires was not accompanied by a blaze of publicity.
For Kubala, the last European Cup Final was almost certainly the greatest disappointment of a long and honour packed career.
Forget the World Cup. Never mind the European Championship. Wave goodbye to the European Champions' Cup, the Cup-winners' Cup and the UEFA Cup. They're passé. History. Yesterday's news.
Referees do not need the help of television sets, video replays or any other modern gadgets to help them make decisions.
No doubt about it Ajax have been the surprise team in this season's Champions League. After three years away from Europe's leading club competition, few expected the Dutch champions to reach the quarter-finals at the expense of other, wealthier sides such as Arsenal and Roma.
After next year's summer interval, association football in West Germany will be completely reorganised.
How many more times can the tattered reputation of Internazionale of Milan be called into question before the Italian federation take special powers to investigate in depth this most controversial of European clubs?
Gianni Rivera’s 89th minute winner against Brescia at San Siro on March 31, 1968, secured for AC Milan the ninth Italian championship in their history, for this win gave them a nine-point lead at the top of the league and with only four games left to play they could not be caught.
Not many years ago "talent" was everything, and given reasonable fitness and the will to win, a talented player could be relied upon to win matches and pull in big crowds.
Since the great Kocsis, Hidegkuti, Puskas team of the nineteen-fifties broke up; Hungarian football fans have been looking to young stars to re-establish Budapest among the Continent's football centres.
David Beckham lingered longest on the Old Trafford pitch after Manchester United's aggregate defeat by Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals. He will have no doubt been reflecting on his role in a most remarkable European Cup tie. But he may also have been reaching the inevitable conclusion that his lifelong love affair with Manchester United is coming to a close.