A Brief History of Gary Lineker
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A Brief History of Gary Lineker

For the younger generation of British football fans, Gary Lineker is a broadcaster. As host of the BBC’s weekly flagship Saturday night highlights show “Match of the Day”, and a number of other BBC sporting institutions, Lineker’s television career has now been long and very successful. But before all that, he was a striker. And […]

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Italia 1990 | A History Of The World Cup
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Italia 1990 | A History Of The World Cup

Italia ’90 is a world cup which holds a special place in the hearts of a generation of English football fans. It is not so much the fact that their team scraped its way into a semi-final, but the broader significance that tournament, the first which had been experienced as a real shared national event […]

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Should We Get Rid of Throw-Ins in Football?
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Should We Get Rid of Throw-Ins in Football?

In December 2009 Arsene Wenger suggested scrapping throw-ins. The Frenchman argued that implementing ‘kick-ins’ to restart play would significantly speed up the game. Wenger was not a reliable witness. The previous month his Arsenal side lost 2-1 at Stoke City with both Potters’ goals coming from Rory Delap’s trademark long throw. That season it yielded […]

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