Tag: derby

A Tale of One City: Murcia

This feature is part of A Tale of One City SITUATED ON THE SOUTH-EASTERN COASTLINE OF SPAIN, Murcia is a city better known for its tourism industry than its football exploits. And is…

The rise and fall of the enigmatic Paulo Wanchope

Just over 20 years ago, as the team sheets were read out at Old Trafford, Derby County’s new signing, Paulo Wanchope, could still lay claim to being a relative unknown. Signed from Costa…

A Tale of One City: Rosario

From Messi and Batistuta to Bielsa and Menotti, few cities in the world of football have given us more talent than the Argentine metropolis of Rosario

A Tale of One City: Bogotá

This feature is part of A Tale of One City Bogotá, landlocked high on an Andean savannah and bordered by mountains, isn’t an obvious footballing city. Historically football in Colombia hails not…

Brian Clough and the often forgotten spell at Brighton

THERE ARE TWO TELEVISION INTERVIEWS with Brian Clough that take part not much more than 12 months apart, spanning the autumns of 1973 and 1974, which paint two very different pictures of the…

A Tale of One City: Barcelona

This feature is part of A Tale of One City GAZING OUT ACROSS THE MIRAGE of sparkling lights littering the night sky, it was impossible not to fall madly in love. There…

A Tale of One City: Belfast

This feature is part of A Tale of One City Even though a meeting between the ‘Big Two’ in Northern Ireland was always a hotly-contested affair, this one had even more of an…

Brian Clough and the art of doing it your own way

This feature is part of The Masterminds The only way to simplify football is to make it complicated. As such, understanding who Brian Clough was and his impact on football seems appropriate for…

A Tale of One City: New York

Chairs were flying, billboards were turn up and hurled, and intimidating chants roared out as aggression and adrenalin boiled. Dozens of testosterone-fuelled men attacked each other on the sidewalk before police arrived to…

A Tale of One City: Melbourne

This feature is part of A Tale of One City You don’t have to journey very far back to encounter the last thrilling Melbourne derby. Just last week, in fact, as Victory overcame City…

A Tale of One City: Johannesburg

Football in South Africa is one of the game’s most cultural and engrossing stories. This is the tale of the game in Johannesburg, one of Africa’s historic jewels.

A Tale of One City: Dublin

This feature is part of A Tale of One City Dublin is a city with an astonishing history. Walking through it, you find yourself regularly captivated by a building or statue that reminds…

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…

A Tale of One City: Casablanca

This feature is part of A Tale of One City WHEN THE PIERCING RAYS OF THE MORNING SUN creep between the towering minarets and high-rise building on Casablanca’s Atlantic coast, they don’t shine…

A Tale of One City: Edinburgh

This feature is part of A Tale of One City STANDING IN THE DIRECTORS’ MEETING ROOM at Easter Road at a club open day, Frank Dougan sits down and explains, “I go…