Diego Maradona: the disastrous Sevilla diaries

Ask any football follower about the greatest players to play the sport and Diego Maradona will gloriously be at the very top of most lists. A career that started and ended in his homeland of Argentina, Maradona’s path detoured at some of football’s most prestigious locations – Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Newell’s Old Boys and famously…

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The renaissance of Iago Aspas

Google Iago Aspas and you will find yourself presented predominantly with the words ‘Liverpool’ and ‘flop’. Google Iago Aspas and press space bar and you will be given the suggestion ‘Iago Aspas corner’. The fact that he is most well-known – at least in the UK – for the above is misleading. When the average…

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The Lob: In celebration of football’s one-club stalwarts

Jim Hart hosts a one-off special celebrating the game’s greatest one-club men, with guests Chris Darwen from Tales from the Top Flight, Luca Hodges-Ramon, editor of The Gentleman Ultra and TFT regular, and Jon Townsend, TFT’s longest-serving senior writer. Listen on iTunes Featuring: Jim Hart (@catenacciari) Jon Townsend (@jon_townsend3) Luca Hodges-Ramon (@LH_Ramon25) Chris Darwen (@comeontheoviedo)…

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The second coming of Florentino Pérez

Three events occurred in perfect synchronicity in order to facilitate Florentino Pérez’s second attempt at managing the global superpower that is Real Madrid. The first was on 10 March 2009 as Real Madrid appeared on the pitch at Anfield against Liverpool, attempting to overturn a 1-0 deficit in the first leg of the round of 16…

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The Big Analysis: Sevilla vs Real Madrid

Real Madrid is an institution that is perhaps matched only by their fiercest rivals, Barcelona. Following on from their Champions League triumph last season, they have started this campaign in incredible form and, going into this match against Sevilla, the side from Madrid were on a 41-match unbeaten run. Zinedine Zidane took control following the…

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