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Was football better before the Premier League?

(By Andrew Dawkin) The dawn of the Premier League in 1992 changed football forever: big-money TV deals, new stadiums and more foreign players. But was football better in the days of muddy pitches, heaving terraces and cheaper tickets? 1,656 more words



We begin this week, in 1981, with Vangelis, he of the epic sporting anthem theme. There’ll be another sporting anthem coming soon.

80s pop legend Glenn Hoddle celebrated a birthday this week. 116 more words


Colin Murray: World Cup bargain hunters beware - you're just as likely to end up with an El-Hadji Diouf as an Ossie Ardiles

Signing a player based primarily on their World Cup performances is like buying an album based solely on hearing the single.

Yeah, it’s catchy, it stuck in your head, but the rest of the record often turns out to be unfocused, over-hyped and, on the whole, disappointing. 358 more words


There's going to be an Escape To Victory remake - so who should star in it?

There’s going to be a remake of Escape to Victory. Yep, you heard that right…

After you’ve made an acclaimed blockbuster, what’s the next step? Maybe you’d buy a yacht, maybe you’d get to work on that passion project. 630 more words


Ossie Ardiles: England have no chance in Brazil

1978 World Cup winner Ossie Ardiles told me, in an interview for The Sun Newspaper, that England have no chance of winning the World Cup but the former Tottenham hero did praise manager Roy Hodgson’s youthful squad selection. 7 more words

Stuart Appleby Journalism

Reporting at the 2014 Soccerex Asian Forum

I covered the 2014 Soccerex Asian Forum held at the Dead Sea in Jordan and interviewed numerous high-profile people in the football world, including: Bryan Robson, Ossie Ardiles, Louis Saha, David Dein, Avram Grant, Fernando Sanz and HRH Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein (FIFA Asia Vice President) to get his views on the Qatar 2022 World Cup: 28 more words

Stuart Appleby Journalism