George Best: produced an outstanding display to help Northern Ireland to a famous 2-2 draw in Rotterdam against a gifted Netherlands side. Photograph: Getty Images

You’ve got to love Danny Blanchflower. You have really got to love Danny Blanchflower. When it was all over, when the four goals had been scored and (...)

Mauricio Pochettino wants this to be a different season at the club, one that includes winning a first trophy since 2008. Photograph: Jose Breton/NurPhoto via Getty

It probably seems premature and unfair to apply some pressure on to Tottenham Hotspur after 90 minutes, especially when they came from behind to win t(...)

Pat Jennings: He [Pochettino] has a great team around him and with the chairman they’ve done an unbelievable job. Hopefully we can push on – win the Champions League, get top four.”  Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Pat Jennings is in his Tottenham Hotspur tracksuit. He is walking in from training. It is a Friday morning and he has just had his weekly session with(...)

 The Turf pub sign in Burnley  depicts an image of ex-player, Northern Ireland’s James McIlroy, who was instrumental to the club’s league title success in 1960. Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

When Jimmy McIlroy died in August, it was a moment to return to his autobiography, Right Inside Soccer. It was written in 1960 when Burnley had just w(...)

Harry Gregg makes a save for Manchester United in August 1958. Photograph: Getty

Up there on the northern tip of the island, the hero sits. He looks through a window of the new house they found up an unmarked track off a winding ro(...)

Dele Alli scoring for Spurs  in the  Champions League  against Real Madrid at Wembley  on November 1st. It was one of the most memorable nights in the history of the club. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Gravity can be annoyingly persistent. Mauricio Pochettino said all the right things after Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 win against Brighton & Hove Albi(...)

Christian Eriksen, Fernando Llorente and Dele Alli of Spurs celebrate  their  Champions League win over Real Madrid. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images

It was one of the greatest nights in Tottenham’s history. It was better than beating Internazionale 3-1, probably the equal of those fraught nights in(...)

Graeme Souness: “You don’t get to 64 years old and not want to change something. I made a few mistakes.” Photograph: Tom Honan

Archie Gemmill called you “a chocolate soldier”. “He did.” As in, if you were chocolate, you’d eat yourself? “Yes.” Were you offended by that? “N(...)

Dundalk’s Robbie Benson celebrates scoring his goal against Shamrock Rovers last weekend. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Twilight in Dundalk, Friday last, and at Oriel Park a sign on the main stand proclaims: ‘The Home Of Football.’ Over the next four hours or so as nig(...)

 Jose Fonte: played a big role over seven years in Southampton’s rise from League One to Premier League respectability.  Photograph:  Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

You have to wonder how Jose Fonte felt. As Southampton made their way to Wembley by outstaying Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday night, Fonte was at W(...)

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