Tag: uefa cup

The redemption of Alan Mullery at Tottenham

A Tottenham legend let go on loan mid-season to a league below, Alan Mullery would remarkably return and prove the hero in their UEFA Cup glory of 1972

The glory of Careca at Napoli

Antônio De Oliveira Filho was born in the city of Araquara in the Brazilian state of São Paulo on 5 October 1960. His nickname, Careca – which roughly translates as ‘bald’ – came…

Arsenal’s UEFA Cup adventure of 1999/2000

It would be an understatement to say this season has been turbulent for Arsenal. Their Premier League title hopes have been extinguished once again by January, they suffered yet another last 16…

The European obsession of Galatasaray

FOR SOME CLUBS, PLAYING IN EUROPE IS A STRONG AMBITION. For others, it’s a cardinal necessity. Money is thrown about to ensure constant participation, as the prestige of elite competition becomes a…

Alavés and the story of the 2001 UEFA Cup final

Vitoria-Gazteiz is a proud city. The seat of government for the Basque Autonomous Community, it also serves as the unofficial capital city for the region. The home of not one but two…

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,…