Tag: wimbledon

Remembering Vinnie Jones, the villain before Hollywood

Bullet Tooth Tony, Smasher O’Driscoll, Sphinx, Juggernaut, Killer. Through the commendable film career into which Vinnie Jones seamlessly segued following his 15-year professional football career, the Hertfordshire-born footballer-turned-thespian has in more recent…

Wimbledon: the final Premier League season

To be part of a football crowd is to experience a whole range of soundtracks. At the San Siro for the Derby della Madonnina, the prevailing atmosphere is a whirling, roiling, smoking waul.…

Remembering Wimbledon’s Crazy Gang

AS BRUISING MIDFIELD LAWRIE SANCHEZ cemented himself into English football folklore by heading in the winning goal against Liverpool in the FA Cup final in 1988 – a connection from a set-piece,…

The importance of identity in football

HOW IMPORTANT IS A FOOTBALL CLUB’S IDENTITY? It’s a tough question to quantify and even tougher to answer when sentiment is concerned. With passions raised in south west London and Milton Keynes as…