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Gabriel Batistuta – The Greatest ever No.9?

December 13, 2011


Saturday morning television when I was growing up was all about ‘Live and Kicking’ for most kids, however my  morning viewing consisted of watching James Richardson aka ‘that baldy guy’, sitting outside a cafe in Italy reading the paper while discussing that week’s Serie A headlines. ‘Football Italia’ was Channel 4’s first venture into Italian […]

Athletic Bilbao: The Basque Lions

November 29, 2011


Imagine a club deliberately restricting itself to only recruiting playing staff from a small region within a major European country, yet being successful and highly competitive in modern football. Crazy, isn’t it? Well not if you’re an Athletic Bilbao Supporter. 

CHELSEA: Villas-Boas is still the right man for the job

November 24, 2011


The days of football managers having time to create a team and develop a football club appear to be long gone. André Villas-Boas became Chelsea manager a mere 6 months ago, yet he is already under severe pressure to quit. Surely the positive attributes that got him the job have not simply vanished within his […]