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A stagnating Barcelona and similarities to the crossroads that Real Madrid faced in 1990

For a team that comfortably won the LaLiga title once again this season – an eighth success in their last 11 attempts – Barcelona have ended the 2018/19 campaign under a dark cloud. If their experiences in the Champions League...

Rachel Daly talks England challenges and developing in the US ahead of the Women’s...

Rachel Daly is heading to St. George’s Park to join up with Phil Neville’s England ahead of what is to be her first senior tournament with the Lionesses. It’s been a long journey for Daly, still only 27, one...

Grafite and Edin Džeko: the unlikely duo that became one of the Bundesliga’s greatest...

Bayern Munich clinched the 2018/19 Bundesliga title by a mere two-point margin, resisting the threat of Lucien Favre’s exuberant Borussia Dortmund side to retain their crown as the kings of German football. The Bavarian club’s monopoly over the top...

How unionism in football elevated the game but paved the way for today’s crippling...

A steady rhythm of coughs, yelled instructions and the metallic clink of picks hitting rock rang throughout pits all over the United Kingdom as miners worked daily in dangerous conditions to unearth the valuable black gold that powered an...

Mauricio Pochettino, energia universal and why Tottenham are in the Champions League final

Heung-min Son stood in the mixed zone at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in complete disbelief at what had happened. Tottenham just overturned a three-goal deficit in the second half of their semi-final second leg in Amsterdam – courtesy of...

England vs Netherlands: a tale of two epic games at Euro 88 and Euro...

With the benefit of hindsight, it seems strange to suggest that England were one of the favourites to win the 1988 European Championship. That was the reality was that England, quarter-finalists at the previous World Cup, breezed through an...

Daniele De Rossi: farewell to a legend in pictures

After an epic career spanning 18 years and over 600 games for his beloved AS Roma, Daniele De Rossi bid farewell to the Stadio Olimpico after a typically commanding performance against Parma. These Football Times’ Omar Saleem was pitchside...

Tottenham and Liverpool recap before the Champions League final: a look back and predictions

This season’s Champions League has shown fans around the world what real football should look like. After seeing the spectacular amount of goals, surprising victories and shocking defeats, it’s time to look at the two teams that prevailed among...

The story of how the world’s oldest football stand was destroyed by a local...

When I was younger, I always looked out for the “Welcome to X, Please Drive Slowly” signs. I found them mesmerising; not because I enjoyed knowing where I was as we crossed town borders and city lines in my...

The contradiction of Andy Roxburgh, the failure who took Scotland to two major tournaments

“Andy Who?” were the headlines that greeted the appointment of Scotland’s new national team manager in the summer of 1986. The tragic death of Jock Stein at the end of the World Cup decider with Wales had left the...

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Dier delighted as Southgate says he’s staying

Eric Dier believes it is “fantastic” that England manager Gareth Southgate has distanced himself from a return to club football as the Three Lions...

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