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Fulham: a journey to Europe

When Roy Hodgson took charge as manager of Fulham in December 2007, the outlook for the Cottagers was bleak. The west London side languished in 18th, two points from safety, having only managed…

Dimitar Berbatov and the golden touch of perfection

If one were to step into the boots of Dimitar Berbatov, the scene would perhaps play out like something from Inception; players sprint at walking pace, their faces contorted with exertion, each…

Edwin van der Sar: the master of Cruyffian methods in goal

FOOTBALLERS TEND TO decline as they move into their 30s, with dimming enthusiasm and an assortment of injuries tending to slowly draw the curtain on their careers. But goalkeepers are the anomaly…

Fulham vs Juventus: the Old Lady and the Cottage

Combining an old lady, a cottage and a sleeping giant will give you solid foundations towards the formation of a story. The addition of an overwhelming underdog, a couple of dastardly villains…

Jimmy Bullard: laughing all the way to the top

Football is a serious business – don’t let anybody fool you into thinking otherwise. Even without touching upon the desperate and very real need for vindication felt by those sat watching nervously…

Would the real Adel Taarabt please stand up

With a proud North African heritage, a quintessentially French footballing education, and a playing style so laid back it can enchant and infuriate in equal measure, it really is no wonder parallels…

The dazzling, underrated excellence of Damien Duff

At his best, Damien Duff was an outstanding player, a shining light for Blackburn, Chelsea, Fulham and Ireland. We celebrate the dazzling winger’s career by looking back at what made him so special and the memorable memories he gave us.

George Best’s beautiful renaissance at Fulham

When George Best played for Second Division Fulham during a short spell in the mid 1970s, he undoubtedly cut a conflicting figure to the slight, jinking winger English fans had known during his…

The fleeting but eternal brilliance of George Best

This feature is part of The Fleeting Fraternity EVERY MAN WANTED TO BE HIM and every woman wanted to have him. Few players are capable of not only existing, but thriving on…

Vic Buckingham: the Englishman history forgot

“FUCK BETIS” boomed the respectable looking but somewhat eccentric Englishman to his bemused Barcelona players in the Camp Nou dressing room. He then proceeded to take them by further surprise as he aimed a…

Sir Bobby Robson: football’s finest man

Bobby Robson was what is a known as a true football man. True football men are a rare breed. Their names and faces are etched in the memory of football’s illustrious and chaotic history,…