• Flashback: Paul Gascoigne’s brilliant hat-trick for Rangers against Aberdeen

    Following up to the Guardian’s web chat featuring one of, if not the greatest, naturally talented England footballers ever, here’s a Paul Gascoigne flashback featuring a quite superb hat-trick for Rangers against Aberdeen during the 1995/95 season. By the time Walter Smith came in for Gazza post Lazio, the midfielder’s career seemed...

  • Copa America Flashback – Honduras slay Scolari’s Brazil to claim semi-final place

    With the 2015 Copa America all but ready to kick off in Chile (the hosts open the tournament against Ecuador on June 11th), we thought we’d flashback to a true tournament upset back in 2001. Honduras 2-0 Brazil – 2001 Copa America So often in International football, great teams are forged from...

  • Flashback: Best of Xavi playing for Barca (Pictures)

    With the midfield legend that is Xavi Hernandez calling it a day with Barca, we though we’d provide some steller pictures of the great man at various times in his club career. Starting in 1999, with the midfielder just a Barca stralet, all the way to current day. Enjoy View image |...

  • Flashback: Brazil legend Romario chooses his best 11 goals

    Whilst many dispute the greats man over-all career tally of 1000 goals (some say he even used to count training goals), there is no doubt that Brazilian legend Romario took deadliness in front of goal to whole new levels. Here’s the great man picking 11 goals from a glittering career, that he...

  • Flashback: David Wetherall and Bradford City’s miraculous Premier League escape of 2000

    With much of the League’s players already having one foot very much on the beach, spare a thought for those with Premier League survival in the balance. Newcastle, Hull, Leicester and Sunderland all could still be playing Championship football next year, whilst the parachute payments will be generous, its still along arduous...

  • Flashback: Barcelona boss Louis Van Gaal dishes out his own brand of journo justice

    After Nigel Pearson’s rather unsavoury and I’ll judged recent outburst at an un-assuming journalist, here’s a forgotten moment from the early noughties in which a considerably more youthful looking Louis Van Gaal displays similar levels of patience when answering media questions during a spell as Barcelona boss. With the fires already burning...

  • Flashback: Ricardo Queresma’s outside of the foot humdinger’s

    Whilst never reaching the dizzy heights many expected, with especially lame appearances at Barcelona and Inter (in which he received a worst player in Seria A gong), Ricardo Queresma is experiencing some sort of mini resurgence. After a strong season with FC Porto, the Portuguese winger put the mighty Bayern Munich to...

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