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 Franz Beckenbauer of New York Cosmos in 1978: When Ross saw the famous German international   playing at the back on his debut, he phoned down to the dug-out with the immortal advice: “Get the Kraut into midfield! We’re not paying him all that money to play deefence!”    Photograph: Tony Duffy/Allsport

At one point in Pele’s final season with the New York Cosmos in 1977, the club announced that it was already planning for the future, dispatching Dave(...)

A new mural of Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson holding the Premier League trophy, not all fans though felt he was deserving of his player of the year award though. File photograph: Getty Images

Captain fantastic It would be accurate to say that the Football Writers Association’s choice of Jordan Henderson as their player of the year wasn’t m(...)

Jack Charlton and Billy Bremner having breakfast in bed after securing the FA Cup the day before. Photo: Varley Picture Agency

Big Jack was unimpressed. “What the fook you doing ’ere?” he said. It was a question, possibly, though in the moment it felt like an accusation. “Eh,(...)

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is in talks to sell the club to buyers from Saudi Arabia. Photograph:  Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

It’s almost 30 years since a Thatcherite property developer bought Newcastle United for £3 million, appointed Kevin Keegan as manager and began a majo(...)

 The statue of Swedish soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic was completely destroyed on Saturday night next Malmo’s ground. Photograph: Johan Nilsson/EPA

October 9th: A 3.5 metre high bronze statue of Malmo old boy Zlatan Ibrahimovic is unveiled outside the club’s stadium. November 27th: Ibrahimovic an(...)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will be keen to pick up another trophy on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

The Community Shield is an octagon 58cm across, spun from 4.2kg of sterling silver. It is also whatever you want it to be. It is, as the cliche has it(...)

‘King’ Kenny Dalglish, still fondly remembered on the Kop at Anfield. However my childhood dreams of one day sharing a  pitch at Liverpool with him soon evaporated.  Alex Livesey /Getty Images

Kenny Dalglish was born on the fourth of March, 1951. I know this without needing to look it up. As a boy, the date – gleaned from the back of a Topps(...)

 Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has yet to meet Leeds United’s Patrick Bamford. Photograph:  George Wood/Getty Images

As Mick McCarthy prepares to name the first senior squad of his second spell in charge of Ireland on Thursday, a meeting with Leeds United’s Patrick B(...)

Mike Ashley, founder and majority shareholder of sportwear retailer Sports Direct. Photograph: Darren Staples/File Photo/Reuters

Another season and another sale withers on the vine for one of the last big clubs up for grabs in the world’s richest soccer league. But the difficult(...)

John Anderson in action for Ireland in 1987. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Kevin Keegan recalls with some pride in his recent autobiography “My Life in Football” that when the Newcastle Evening Chronicle announced his signing(...)

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