1. How Richard Dunne and Sylvain Distin's Partnership Saved Manchester City

    There are some names that just go together well. Morecambe and Wise. Laurel and Hardy. Rodgers and Hammerstein...

    David Mooney Written by David Mooney about 3 months ago 931 reads 0 comments

  2. Robert Lewandowski and Mats Hummels: The Road to Bayern Munich Via Dortmund

    When Bayern Munich line up at Borussia Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park for Saturday's Klassiker in the Bundesliga, the camera will linger for just a little longer on two ...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 3 months ago 1,519 reads 6 comments

  3. AC Milan vs. Inter Milan: What Does the Derby Della Madonnina Mean?

    This Sunday evening, the eyes of the footballing world will be fixed firmly on the San Siro as two giants of the game in AC Milan and Inter Milan come together for one of the most anticipated derbies on the Serie A calendar...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 3 months ago 4,710 reads 8 comments

  4. Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund: The Makings of Der Klassiker

    Der Klassiker, Germany's answer to the Clasico between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid , does not have the history of its La Liga counterpart, but Saturday's 95th meeting between ...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 3 months ago 4,001 reads 3 comments

  5. 5 of the Most Bizarre Real Madrid Signings

    In recent seasons, Real Madrid 's transfer-market work has been pretty good. Not every player signed can reach their full potential, and the odd one might be downright poor business, ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 9,158 reads 6 comments

  6. Joshua Kimmich: The Origins of Bayern Munich's Next Superstar

    Hailing from the German town of Rottweil, the Swabian town that gave its name to the powerful, tenacious dog, perhaps it is little surprise to find those qualities in Joshua Kimmich...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 3 months ago 4,345 reads 7 comments

  7. Atletico Madrid's 10 Greatest Games of the 21st Century: Nos. 3-2

    With club football taking yet another international break, we’ ve taken the opportunity to look back at Atletico Madrid ’s rise to prominence during the 21st century through some of the matches which made them what they are today...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 3 months ago 584 reads 3 comments

  8. Tottenham Hotspur: The Premier League Presidential Years

    Tottenham Hotspur supporters could relate to worried American voters waking up the morning after election day. They spent a mostly disappointing on-pitch decade under the leadership of an egocentric, rich, reality TV host...

    Thomas Cooper Written by Thomas Cooper about 4 months ago 3,627 reads 4 comments

  9. Atletico Madrid's 10 Greatest Games of the 21st Century: Nos. 10-7

    With club football taking yet another international break, we’ve taken the opportunity to look back at Atletico Madrid ’s rise to prominence during the 21st century through some of the matches that made them what they are today...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 4 months ago 927 reads 1 comments

  10. Donald Trump: A History of the Presidential Candidate's Involvement with WWE

    With each arm hooked around the hips of a woman in a glittery dress, Donald Trump strolled down the entrance ramp on WWE Raw sporting his signature smirk. The crowd chanted his name...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 83,456 reads 1 comments

  11. Real Madrid's 2006/07 La Liga Winners: Where Are They Now, a Decade On?

    Winning La Liga hasn't happened as often for Real Madrid as the club would expect over the past few years, but just after the turn of the century, Los Blancos won the title four times in eight seasons—and then just once in the eight since...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 6,347 reads 13 comments

  12. Philippe Coutinho's Inter Milan Years: Formative Frustration at the San Siro

    Given Philippe Coutinho 's star status in the Premier League today, it is difficult to rationalise quite why Inter Milan were so willing to part ways with the Brazilian playmaker at the beginning of 2013, with his £8...

    Jack Lusby Written by Jack Lusby about 4 months ago 18,066 reads 16 comments

  13. Remembering Antoine Griezmann's Breakthrough to the Big Time at Real Sociedad

    As he proved so spectacularly at the 2016 European Championship in the summer, Antoine Griezmann is a fiercely proud Frenchman...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 4 months ago 4,079 reads 7 comments

  14. Urban Legends of the NFL: Mel Blount's Killer Pass Interference

    No, Mel Blount never killed an opponent on the field. There's an urban legend that Blount, a bone-crunching Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back of the 1970s, actually ...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 4 months ago 16,189 reads 6 comments

  15. The Story of Herbert Kilpin: AC Milan's English Founding Father

    Last Saturday was a momentous day in AC Milan 's history. In the evening, they defeated reigning Italian champions Juventus 1-0 at the San Siro in front of a sell-out crowd thanks ...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 4 months ago 1,932 reads 0 comments

  16. Revisiting Greatest Memories of Recent Revierderby History for Borussia Dortmund

    It's the mother of all derbies in German football. Saturday's Matchday 9 of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season brings the 149th edition of the Revierderby between local rivals Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 ...

    Lars Pollmann Written by Lars Pollmann about 4 months ago 788 reads 9 comments

  17. Juventus vs. Napoli: The Fixture Where Diego Maradona Vanquished Michel Platini

    Saturday sees Napoli travel to Turin, looking to knock off Juventus in their own stadium. To do so would see Maurizio Sarri’s men not only establish their own title credentials ...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 4 months ago 3,403 reads 2 comments

  18. Origins of El Cholo: Remembering Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid Playing Career

    These days, Diego Simeone is known for his passionate, sometimes threatening, demeanour in the dugout as he stalks whichever La Liga or Champions League touchline he happens to be on...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 4 months ago 2,436 reads 2 comments

  19. Spurs G Jonathon Simmons Once Paid $150 to Try Out for D-League

    Jonathon Simmons, the San Antonio Spurs ' latest breakout star, caused a buzz Tuesday night with some seriously humbling plays against the Golden State Warriors ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Rivea Ruff about 4 months ago 45,445 reads 9 comments

  20. Urban Legends of the NFL: The Fixing of Super Bowl XL

    The football world was in a state of chaos. The Steelers had just stolen Super Bowl XL from the Seahawks with the help of some shockingly one-sided officiating. Fans and sportswriters alike howled about phantom flags and imaginary touchdowns...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 4 months ago 54,478 reads 93 comments

  21. Urban Legends of the NFL: Andre the Giant, Defensive End, Washington Redskins

    The NFL was filled with colorful characters in the 1970s. There was "Mean" Joe Greene and Ed "Too Tall" Jones, "Hacksaw" Jack Reynolds and Jack "The Assassin" Tatum. And, of course, there was Andre Roussimoff, better known as Andre the Giant...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 4 months ago 143,655 reads 15 comments

  22. Donald Trump's Failed Foray into the World of MMA

    By now, most people recognize the key pages in the Donald Trump playbook. An ambitious effort starts with a bang but ends with the rumor of a whimper tucked deep into classified legal briefs, well clear of the camera's eye...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 92,822 reads 29 comments

  23. Cleveland Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert Reveals 2016 Championship Banner

    A championship banner is something Cleveland hasn't seen for more than 50 years. Thanks to LeBron James' heroics, Cleveland Cavaliers fans will soon be able to gaze upon one at Quicken Loans Arena...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 4 months ago 4,100 reads 6 comments

  24. Kane, The Godfather and an Exploration of WWE Superstars with Numerous Gimmicks

    Before he was Kane , WWE 's merciless, masked behemoth, Glenn Jacobs underwent a series of metamorphoses. In search of stardom, of the ideal persona, the wrestler became a Christmas-themed colossus, a barbarian and a maniacal dentist...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 31,629 reads 31 comments

  25. Urban Legends of the NFL: The Curse of Bobby Layne

    Bobby Layne seethed with anger as he emptied his locker. The Lions had just traded him—one of the NFL 's greatest players, a quarterback who helped them win three championships — for a prospect and some draft picks...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 4 months ago 25,684 reads 21 comments