Soccer

Remembering Chelsea vs. Barcelona in 2005

You may remember the match for that goal from Ronaldinho but there was so much more to the second-round Champions League fixture between Chelsea and Barcelona. Aaron Attwood wrote a great piece on the match for These Football Times: When the two teams were drawn against each other in the first knockout round, a fascinating clash …

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It’s Championship Manager 97/98, in book form

I’ve had Dave Black on the blog before (read This or That #2: Dave Black aka @CM9798) and if you didn’t already know, he has a book out called ‘The World According to Championship Manager 97/98’. Here’s the blurb: Football is full of what if’s and if only’s. What if Gazza had gone to World …

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FourFourTwo’s 100 best British football stadiums

The third “best” list I’ve blogged in the last few days (see The Ringer’s favourite sporting moments of 2021 and ESPN’s best sporting images of 2021 and this one is from FourFourTwo. 8 of their staff ranked 100 of the best football stadiums in Britain and while I’ve only visited 3 on the list (Old …