We’re used to seeing stars leaving European football after their prime years: Henry, Kaka, Beckham, Raul, Xavi, Gerrard, David Villa, Nesta, Pirlo, Del Piero and many more opted to play in developing leagues such as in USA, Canada, Qatar and even Australia. 792 more words
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This month marks 15 years since Sven-Göran Eriksson arrived in England to begin his reign as national team manager and a decade since it was announced he would leave after the 2006 World Cup. 1,657 more words
In the run-up to Euro 2016 this summer, we will look back at how England have fared when they previously qualified for the European Championship. Today we turn the clock back 12 years to Euro 2004 in Portugal, a tournament that saw teenager Wayne Rooney come to international prominence with some blistering performances. 2,396 more words
Good old Gary. You have to admire his optimism, don’t you? He was a dopey defender, as Rodney Marsh used to say, who has turned into football’s answer to ‘The Man Who Knew Everything.” Very likeable and speaking a lot of common sense he is a refreshing addition to the world of punditry which previously boasted Paul Merson and his twenty words vocabulary as one of the leading lights, (and still does, to be honest). 627 more words
My Dad used to say, “it’s never boring being a Leicester fan” – and to him, that was perhaps true. But for me, who spent his teenage years watching Craig Levein, Nigel Worthington and Gary Megson, life as a City supporter contradicted my Old Man’s words. 283 more words
It has been a turbulent few days at Leicester City since the club’s Thai owners sacked manager Nigel Pearson on Tuesday.
Several names have been thrown around in the discussion over who is likely to take over the reins of the King Power Stadium next season and confusion lingers amongst the footballing community as to why Pearson was sacked in the first place. 999 more words
The preposterous owner’s power circus rolled into Leicester City last night as longstanding manager Nigel Pearson was sensationally sacked by the club’s Thai owners.
Following three and a half years in his post, a position which saw two spells at the club, Pearson was relieved of his duties by yet another set of owners who seem intent on pushing the self-destruct button. 1,324 more words