CAST YOUR MIND BACK TO 1992.
As Brian Deane scored the Premier League’s first goal, our football viewing habits were more likely to include Atalanta than Atletico Madrid.
Flick through the pages of a 1990s football magazine like 90 Minutes or Total Football and you’ll find its pages devoted to Serie A with mere footnotes to La Liga.
In the early 1990s, Italy was the destination of choice for the World’s top footballers. There was simply no greater league in world football than Serie A.
Continue reading Gazza, Golazo and how we fell in love with Football Italia
JOE HART has completed his transfer deadline day move to Torino on a season long loan and becomes the first English goalkeeper to play in Serie A.
Rather than a humiliating come down, as portrayed by sections of the Premier League obsessed media; the deal will rejuvenate Hart’s career.
Continue reading Renaissance Man: Why Hart’s not broken by Torino move
Two players, two different footballing ages, one famous name.
- Luis Suárez Miramontes starred for Barcelona and Inter Milan in the 1950s and 60s
- “The Golden Galician” won consecutive European Cups in 1964 and 1965 with Il Grande Inter
- Remains the only Spaniard to receive the Ballon D’Or
- Won the 1964 European Championship with Spain
- Led national side to World Cup Finals as coach in 1990
Ordinarily two players with careers taking place 50 years apart, would not be compared but for the coincidence of sharing a name now famous to football fans across several generations. Continue reading El Arquitecto: Barcelona’s first great Luis Suárez
Kieran Robinson: Weekend Writer