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Gary Thacker

The glory of Careca at Napoli

ANTÔNIO DE OLIVEIRA FILHO was born in the city of Araquara in the Brazilian state of São Paulo on 5 October 1960. His nickname, Careca - which roughly transla...

When God was Bulgarian

Football folklore is replete with tales of unfancied teams fighting back in the face of seemingly overwhelming adversity, recovering from an apparently inevitab...

1982: The Dead Poets Société

Sometimes football is bigger than a single match. 'The game' is indeed bigger than the game. No matter that a particular match may carry great significance in i...
Gary Thacker

Gary Thacker

Senior Writer