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Dan Parry

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A-Z of the 2000s: Fran Yeste

Is Yeste equal or superior to most of the other players on this list when it comes to sheer talent? Yes. Is he better than all the other Ys? Undoubtedly

Names of the Nineties: Andrei Kanchelskis

t his peak, Andrei Kanchelskis was irresistibly brilliant. He was a quintessential Manchester United winger, a player made in the club’s own image

Names of the Nineties: Stuart Pearce

If somebody wrote a football version of the Art of War, the first page should show Pearce placing the ball on the spot before his penalty against Spain in ’96

An English field in Bilbao

At the end of the 19th century, the sons of the British industrial revolution headed to the iron-rich Basque Country in their thousands. The northern city of Bilbao was rapidly emerging as the…