Posts Tagged "Benfica"

Eusebio & The 1968 European Cup Final

Eusebio & The 1968 European Cup Final

By on Jan 5, 2014 in History, Latest | 1 comment

There was a time when it was a sport rather than a merely a business. The scene was Wembley Stadium, on the twenty-ninth of May 1968. In Czechoslovakia, the Prague Spring was in full effect. Just a few weeks previously, Dr Martin Luther King Jr had been assassinated in Memphis, whilst both Paris and London groaned under the weight of student protest against the...

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Five Great European Cup Finals

By on May 27, 2009 in European Club Football, Latest | 2 comments

If you open this morning’s newspapers, you’ll see that, in the opinion of the hacks, it’s already a foregone conclusion that this year’s European Cup final will be the greatest football match of all time. This may or may not come to pass, but it has some stiff opposition to overcome if it is to join as much as the greatest European Cup finals...

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Three Times Lucky For Manchester United?

By on May 27, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

How often, then, do cup winners get lucky? Ahead of tomorrow night’s European Cup final in Rome it’s a question worth asking ourselves, because there is a tendency, in cup finals, for those moments of good fortune to be critically important. In this respect, cup competitions are very different to league seasons. A league season consists of a large number...

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The 20 “Most Important” Football Clubs In The World

By on Feb 24, 2009 in Latest | 116 comments

It doesn’t do any of us any harm to occasionally remind ourselves of the sheer blustering pomposity of the biggest clubs in football. Tonight’s ambassadors for “giving the fans what they want” (as ever, a thin mask for “making more money for ourselves”) are Milan, who had some very important opinions to give on the subject of a...

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