Relive: Kaká

Sometimes it blindsides him. It blindsides me too, from time-to-time. The geographically challenging and aesthetically ugly Atatürk Stadium, in Basaksehir, out on the outer-rim territories of Istanbul was the location for the 2005 UEFA Champions League final. Or, if you’re a football hipster, aimlessly treading water around their mid-40s like me, then the European Cup final. Kaká […]

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Golden Goal Part 16: Ian Rush

DAN ROBERTS fondly remembers Wales taking on, and beating, world champions Germany courtesy of an Ian Rush goal There have been better goals. There have been more important goals. But this goal stirred national pride and inspired feelings of identity and a sense of belonging. And it also managed to beat Germany as well – […]

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Golden Goal Part 15: Kenny Dalglish

STEPHEN BRANDT remembers Kenny Dalglish’s European Cup-clinching goal for Liverpool against Belgian side Club Brugge Kenny Dalglish was so good that he ascended to royalty, but was not knighted. King Kenny, as he is affectionately known by the red half of Merseyside, signed for Celtic as a youth player even though he was a Rangers fan. […]

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Golden Goal Part 9: Michael Thomas

LEE WYNNE remembers the dramatic Michael Thomas goal that clinched the title for Arsenal, at the home of the defending champions.  “One minute!” Liverpool’s Steve McMahon raised a finger to his teammates, his voice barely audible above the din inside Anfield. The Merseyside giants were moments away from winning an unprecedented 18th league title. Liverpool held […]

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