The greatest shocks in football history

Over the years the world of football has been stunned by some of the greatest upsets in the game’s history. We looked at three of the most famous to unearth the biggest shocks of all time. North Korea, 1966 Thanks to the country’s political situation, North Korea remain on the periphery of international football. Sporadic…

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The Nicklas Bendtner Delusion

With little over 15 minutes left of the derby, Cesc Fàbregas stood beside the corner flag watching impatiently as a substitution was announced. Drawing 1-1 at home to their fiercest rivals Tottenham, Arsenal fans pleaded with their team to go for the jugular. The importance of bragging rights come Monday morning demanded it. A tactical change:…

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Daniel Agger and the embodiment of Brøndby IF

In a football world where multi-million dollar contracts are signed every day and every half-decent player seem to either be the poster boy for underwear or design their own jewellery, there is a player who stands out amongst the crowd. We are not talking about Steven Gerrard or Francesco Totti. Of course, they could’ve earned more…

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A Tale of One City: Copenhagen

This feature is part of A Tale of One City Are you sitting comfortable? Then I’ll begin. Today I’m going to tell you tale of darkness and wonder, inspiration and heartache. We shall delve into a more innocent time, a more naive time perhaps, and trace the path of one of the best-known stories the…

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When Allan Simonsen went to Charlton

Long before Florentino Pérez introduced the world to the term ‘Galáctico’, European clubs had been buying superstars in the hope of success both on and off the pitch. In 1982, Barcelona set out to buy its very own Galático in the form of Diego Maradona and inadvertently set in motion a series of events that saw…

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FC Midtjylland: taking a small club and making it big

It wasn’t a night Manchester City will remember forever, nor the majority of 17,200 in attendance at the then-named City of Manchester Stadium. Mark Hughes’ side, faced with wavering off-field uncertainty under Thaksin Shinawatra’s ill-fated financial backing, plummeted to new lows on August 14, 2008, with a 1-0 reverse against Denmark minnows FC Midtjylland in the…

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When Bobby Moore went to Denmark

The man, the footballer, the legend: Bobby Moore remains the figurehead of English football’s most decorated era. It was not a career littered with hordes of domestic or European honours at West Ham United, nor was there an abundance of goalscoring exploits by which many greats are revered. Moore’s stout leadership of his country remains pertinent…

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