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The last Battle of Britain

Many believe that the last great Battle of Britain took place between Rangers and Leeds in 1992. This is the story of an epic two ties

Don Revie: the forgotten master of English football

Football has always been a game of binaries, of rivalries, of winners and losers. The victors are rewarded by having their place in footballing legend enshrined for generations to come. The losers either…

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…

Eric Cantona: a life of loneliness and love

Illustration by Dave Flanagan IT IS THE SUMMER OF 1978 in the baking heat of a Marseille suburb, and AS Caillolais are 1-0 down to title rivals Vivaux-Marronniers. Only a win will…

The riots that brought British football together

In 1988, The Firm, a prime example of in-your-face realism – directed by Alan Clark – was first shown on British television, and since then British films have, with varying degrees of success,…

Eric Cantona: the making of a legend

Part I: Eric Cantona: the early French years The making of Cantona the legend in England actually started with an ill-fated and short-lived spell at Sheffield Wednesday. Cantona didn’t feel right at Hillsborough and…