Gary Thacker
Gary Thacker

Senior Writer

A-Z of the 2000s: Frank Lampard

Gerrard was a monster, while Scholes was sublime. But if you take the raw stats and impact over a decade, no midfielder can top Frank Lampard

The rare genius of Raymond Kopa

Widely considered one of the greatest attacking talents in history, Raymond Kopa led Stade de Reims and Real Madrid to unprecedented heights

Names of the Nineties: Gianfranco Zola

Ask Chelsea fans to recount their favourite Zola moment and you will get a variety of answers, such was the stardust sprinkled on his play in so many games

Names of the Nineties: Dennis Wise

He rarely receives the credit his talent deserves but Dennis Wise helped changed the fortunes of Chelsea in 1990s, forging them back to relevance

When Scotland ruled the football world

While a victory that declared them unofficial champions of the world, Scotland’s win against England in 1967 should have resulted in so much more