Debuts Part 14: Nick Culkin

DAN WILLIAMSON looks at the shortest debut of them all, which turned out to be Nick Culkin’s only ever appearance for Manchester United Growing up kicking a ball around the school playground, or dodging cars on the street outside the house, most football-loving kids dream of playing just one second at the top level of […]

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Golden Goal Part 7: Andrew Cole

DAN WILLIAMSON looks at a goal that, perhaps not the most aesthetically pleasing, was hugely important to Manchester United’s “treble” in 1999.  “Full speed ahead Barcelona,” uttered enthusiastically and memorably by the ITV commentator Clive Tyldesley, are four words seared into the brains of Manchester United fans of a certain age. The stage for the […]

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Rubén Suñé’s Leap of Faith

Rubén Suñé was desperately looking for a way out. In 1984, two years after the curtain had fallen on his playing career, the former Boca Juniors captain sought to end his own life. Since hanging up his boots severe depression had tightened its grip on Suñé, as he was increasingly unable to imagine life without […]

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