1970s Month: The Oranje Revolution

May 12, 2011


“It is the most beautiful two minutes of football one could ever wish to see. Sometimes it even brings a tear to my eye. The 1974 World Cup Final kicks-off, the Netherlands have the ball and instantly drop into their familiar passing rhythm. A sporting hypnosis begins.” The Equaliser


Portugal 3 Brazil 1 – 1966 World Cup

May 12, 2011

“Over 62,000 crammed in at Goodison for this one. Brazil, counting Pelé and Jairzinho in their ranks, were well and truly outdone by the masterful Eusebio who notched twice. What’s really worth noting here, is that both starting XI’s played club football in their native country.” In Bed With Maradons


Dalglish and Clarke: The Formula is Complete.

May 12, 2011

“Even though I spent November and December 2010 pushing for Kenny Dalglish to be given the caretaker’s role – using what little influence I may have had after meeting John W Henry – I didn’t think it would happen. And when it did happen, months later, I didn’t think it would turn out this well.” Tomkins Times


The Television Will (Not) Be Revolutionised

May 12, 2011

“Paul Visca on how the thorny issue of television rights has rumbled on in the background of what’s been an outstanding season in Serie A.” In Bed With Maradona