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How Eric Cantona changed Manchester United

Eric Cantona: 20 years on from the phone call that changed football Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United were a mess before the arrival of a mercurial Frenchman from Leeds 20 years ago. When the Premier League was introduced in 1992, Sir Alex Ferguson described it as “a piece of nonsense” that sold supporters “right down […]

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My worst footballing moment is yet to come…

During a recent get-together with friends, the question of what each of us considered to be our worst moment as football fans was raised. …As each friend was speaking, I racked my brain to come up with an equally disappointing tale of woe for myself. Nothing really came to mind. …I snatched the red top […]

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World class “water carriers” – The importance of holding midfielders

Back in the 1990′s, flamboyant France and Manchester United star Eric Cantona derisively labelled Didier Deschamps, the captain of the 1998 World Cup winning French team, a ‘water carrier’. The current Les Bleus coach, who used to play as a central defensive midfielder, did not for sure have the skill and panache of a Zinedine […]

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