United Managers Quiz

United Managers Quiz

As Premier League football returns after the international break, our Nostalgia quiz this week focuses on Manchester United managers from the 1940s to the 1980s. How well do you know the big names who were ‘at the wheel’ before Sir Alex Ferguson started his memorable...
Joe Fagan

Joe Fagan

An extraordinary first encounter between two titans of the modern game took place during a First Division match at Maine Road, Manchester, on Saturday November 29th 1947. Lining up for Manchester City, after waiting nearly eight years to get into the first team, was...
Andrei Kanchelskis

Andrei Kanchelskis

It’s nearly 30 years since Alex Ferguson started his own Russian Revolution at Manchester United by signing a young winger from deepest Ukraine in March 1991. There were very few foreign-born footballers in the English game – only 13 in the Premier League in 1992 – so...
Shankly and Catterick

Shankly and Catterick

There’s a strong feeling of déjà vu in the air about Everton and Liverpool football clubs this season. With Everton’s resurgence and Liverpool’s dominance, both clubs could be heading for a new decade of shared glory. It could be just like the 1960s and early 1970s...
Steve Coppell

Steve Coppell

Life had probably settled into a reasonable routine for future England international Steve Coppell in early 1975. He was 19, playing regularly for Third Division Tranmere Rovers and studying for a degree in economic history at the University of Liverpool. He was even...
Merseyside League Cups

Merseyside League Cups

Tranmere Rovers were destined to make a little bit of Wembley history when they fought their way through to the League Cup Final 20 years ago. Their match against Leicester City was destined to be the last League Cup showpiece in the old stadium before the final moved...