Iran: Sleeping Giant Ready to Awaken on the Biggest Stage?

Football in the Islamic Republic is a national obsession, but not without obstacles to overcome. Could a World Cup on the back doorstep be the catalyst for re-emergence?   By Nick Boffa As football around the world gets going again after COVID-interrupted seasons, much of the world has re-ignited their love affair with international football … Continue reading Iran: Sleeping Giant Ready to Awaken on the Biggest Stage?

Jorge “El Magico” González: The Greatest Footballer You’ve Never Heard Of

A legendary Latin playmaker who could do the truly remarkable yet struggled with some aspects of professionalism. Yes, surprisingly, he was great mates with Diego. By Nick Boffa I’ll set the scene for you; Napoli in the summer of 1986 at the team training camp as Diego Maradona, fresh from Argentinian triumph at the World … Continue reading Jorge “El Magico” González: The Greatest Footballer You’ve Never Heard Of

Finally!!

Every now and then, a moment in sport comes along that becomes etched in your mind, that no matter how old you grow, you’ll be able to remember it like it was yesterday. 15 years on from that historic night against Uruguay, the sparkle refuses to diminish... By Will Guthrie I’m going to break from … Continue reading Finally!!