All posts by Jonathan Wilson
The mystery of why the Soviet Union’s greatest player, Eduard Streltsov, was sent to the gulag instead of to a meeting with Pelé at the 1958 World Cup.
One of England’s most successful clubs was built around a lost dog, the pub keeper who found him, and a wealthy brewer who saw the potential in a club called Newton Heath. Read More
Wayne Rooney has a nasty temper and neurotic tics, likes fags and whores, and is the pride of England Read More
“If players weren’t human,” Bielsa noted, “I’d never lose”
For Liverpool’s manager, the beauty of the game depends on constant tweaking Read More
Why Argentina doesn’t love her best player.
England’s World Cup adventure begins in Brazil’s Amazon jungle at Manaus. Werner Herzog goes with them, armed with a whistle. Read More