It’s been eighteen months since the completion of The Equaliser’s 20 Greatest Managers series, a list which attempted to rank football’s most significant pioneers, thinkers and tacticians according to their strategic and philosophical legacies. While the series proved popular and sparked some healthy debate, I’ve always had some nagging doubts about the order and have wanted to revisit it, to amend oversights and update the order, for some time.
What follows is a revised list featuring many of the same names as before, but with several shifts in position and the odd new entry to amend weaknesses in the original series and hopefully reflect some of the changes in opinion and developments within football that have taken place over the last year and a half. Read the rest of this entry »
This is the second article in a superbly in-depth two-part look at the Real Madrid side of the 1980s by Michele Tossani. Featuring interviews with the members of the famed ‘Quinta del Buitre’ , the second instalment documents the later years of the ‘Quinta’ era and their desperate attempts to win Los Blancos’ seventh European Cup. Part I can be found here. Read the rest of this entry »
“Can you hear the Beavers sing?” Read the rest of this entry »
This is the first article in a superbly in-depth two-part look at the Real Madrid side of the 1980s by Michele Tossani. Featuring interviews with the members of the famed ‘Quinta del Buitre’ , the first instalment charts the rise of the five young prodigies from Castilla hopefuls to first-team regulars. Read the rest of this entry »
by Martin Palazzotto
After humiliating himself with his comments on perception, Sam Allardyce amazingly hasn’t learnt to be more careful with his remarks. When asked for his opinion on the poor state of the England National set-up, Big Sam flouted the politically correct and all those sensitive to matters of diversity by blaming the entire mess on a woman. On the other hand, the woman is Baroness Thatcher and he does make a fair point, so the new West Ham boss may get away with it. Read the rest of this entry »