How did Roberto Carlos score THAT free-kick?
It’s a moment that most football fans will never forget, and one of the most remarkable goals ever scored, but how did Roberto Carlos score THAT free-kick? It was 3 June 1997, and the opening day of Le Tournoi, a four-team tournament that was a precursor to the World... Read more
Heads or tails? When football matches were decided by a coin toss
How do you decide the winner of a football match without playing a game? How about a coin toss? While the Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’ hopes to get the 2019-20 season wrapped up with matches being played behind closed doors in June and July, there is still a real... Read more
History Lesson: England won Le Tournoi
The Three Lions lost 1-0 against Brazil in their last appearance at the Parc des Princes in Paris, but England won Le Tournoi du France nonetheless. On This Day – 10 June 1997 Brazil 1-0 England Le Tournoi du France Parc des Princes, Paris Wins over Italy and hosts France... Read more
History Lesson: Steve Bull scores on England debut
On this day in 1989, Steve Bull scores on England debut to help the Three Lions beat Scotland at Hampden Park in the last ever Rous Cup match… On This Day – 27 May 1989 Scotland 0 – 2 England Rous Cup Hampden Park, Glasgow England travelled to Hampden... Read more
History Lesson: Mario Kempes scores Wembley brace
On this day in 1974 legendary striker Mario Kempes scores Wembley brace as Argentina come from 2-0 down to draw with England in World Cup warm-up. England 2-2 Argentina Friendly Wembley Stadium, London 22 May 1974 Argentina came to Wembley for their first game since the infamous clash in... Read more
Frankie Bunn’s six goals for Oldham – not even Lewandowski can beat that!
Robert Lewandowski may have bagged five record-breaking, quick-fire goals for Bayern Munich against Wolfsburg on Tuesday night, but football fans of a certain age will still remember an even better haul 25 years ago. It was a League Cup tie, Littlewoods sponsored it in those days, and Oldham Athletic... Read more
On This Day in History: Rene Higuita’s amazing and bizarre Scorpion Kick against England at Wembley
Time flies, and so do you if your name is Rene Higuita. It was exactly 20 years ago today when the mad-cap Colombia goalkeeper performed a jaw-dropping moment of football that will go down in history and be remembered for ever. It’s not a technique coaches will work on... Read more