Neil Jensen

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Calling in on…FC Zurich – never mind FIFA, here’s the only Swiss derby

There was never a better time to visit Zurich. The world was watching as FIFA’s heady mixture of cronyism and corruption unfolded in the newspapers, …

North London

Juve v Barca – now that is a real Eurovision spectacular

<b>What you need to know about the UEFA Champions League final 2015</b><p>Never mind the kitsch, camp and crap, the real Eurovision spectacular will be on June …

Stevenage break the habit, but there’s no such thing as a sure-fire “winner”

Great players don’t always make great managers, they say. Teddy Sheringham was not an all-time great in the mould of Bobbys Charlton and Moore, but …

Soccer

Great teams take the treble chance

SURPRISINGLY, only eight teams have managed to win a comparable trio of competitions, although many have gone close. Some of this select group have …

Soccer

Grounds for optimism in Vienna

The Ernst Happel Stadium, once known as the mighty Prater, is doing brisk business these days. New grounds are en vogue in Austria at the moment, and …

Why a rotten FIFA could burst the bubble

A lot of people have lost faith in football in countries like Italy and Belgium. Both nations had their own match-fixing scandals and this has …

Crossing The Danube: The Story Of The Inaugural Mitropa Cup

Neil Jensen looks back on a progressive European tournament that strived for unity, was first envisoned by an English plumber, and is now a chess …

Central Europe

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The April 2015 issue of World Soccer saw the launch of the World Soccer 500, our definitive guide to the world’s most important players.<p>Join the debate on Facebook or Twitter at <b>#WS500</b>.<p><b>ARGENTINA</b><br>Augusto Batalla – River Plate/Argentina.<br>Gustavo Bou – Racing/Argentina<p>Guido Carillo – …

Paulinho scores pick of the goals in 4-4 draw in Japan

<b>JEF United's Paulinho scored with a curtling shot beyond the goalkeeper in the 4-4 draw at home to Cerezo Osaka yesterday in the Japanese J2 League.</b>

The malaise in Milan

The knives are being sharpened in Milan after another week of soul-searching for the two former giants of European football. Inter were beaten 3-1 at …

Soccer

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GOTP Italia: Bologna want to make a noise…if they get up

Bologna is better known today for its food and academic contribution than its football club. For the novice, Bologna is where spaghetti bolognese …

Soccer

Champions League: Juve’s big chance for rebirth

While English football continues with some collective navel-gazing and asks itself why, for the second time in three years, there are no teams from …

Soccer

GOTP Italia: Stadium guide – The Colosseum

Before moving to the Stadio Olimpico, Roma and Lazio must surely have considered playing at one of the oldest stadiums around, the legendary …

Italy

GOTP Italia: The sorrow of San Siro

Visiting one of the most iconic stadiums in world football should be an exciting affair. Regardless of how the residents are faring, the very thought …

Soccer

Whatever happened to Arsenal’s greatest fan?

There are some football fans who run their lives around the fixture list and cannot possibly think of a time when they might be without their beloved …

61 fouls – the story of triumph over an ideology

Eighty years ago, England met World Champions Italy in London in a game that has forever been known as “The Battle of Highbury”. This tag was no …

Cesena won't offer helping hand to stricken Parma

Cesena President Giorgio Lugaresi says his club will not be part of any effort to save stricken Parma.<p>There are concerns that Serie A’s basement club will fold before the end of the season unless additional funding is made available. One possible suggestion is for the other Serie A clubs to club …

We are the Champions: Liverpool 1972-73

In 1972, Maurice Golesworthy published a book that celebrated the league champions from 1888-1972. <i>Game of the People</i> is taking up the story from …

Soccer

Should we be that surprised about Paris?

People are rightly outraged about the behaviour of a gang of Chelsea fans on the Paris Metro. Some commentators are expressing genuine surprise that …

Soccer

Where did Tadcaster Albion come from?

As you approach York from the A1 and journey across via the A64, you pass an ornate-looking brewery at Tadcaster. It’s a classic Yorkshire name, …

Soccer

North Ferriby United are one game short of “outdoing Pele”

It’s the second leg of the FA Trophy semi-finals this weekend and while Wrexham and Torquay square up in the battle of the former Football Leaguers, …

Pelé

Why do people get so attached to a football ground?

In a week when yet another football club is in danger of losing its long-time home, in exchange for an out-of-town site, prompting “over my dead …

Global game, global market

Globalisation is a much-used word these days and describes the “no holds barred” approach to business. Boundaries have come down, borders have been …

Qatar 2022 should revert to 16-team format to ease the pain

And so the great sandstorm will yield a winter World Cup. As we are tucking into our Christmas turkey or goose, we will be celebrating the crowning …

Qatar

Hayward and his kind – a breed that’s all but disappeared

Wolves fans recently bid farewell to Jack Hayward, the local businessman who rescued the club he supported as a boy and helped to lift out of the …

NL-GOTP

Last prayers for St Albans Saints

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 06:00 19 February 2015 | <b>UPDATED:</b> 09:14 19 February 2015<p>St Albans FC owners John McGowan and Lawrence Levy<p>Archant<p>The bosses of …

St Albans

Simeone: Atletico Madrid are targeting third place - not the title

The Argentine coach says that his sole concern at the moment is finishing ahead of Valencia, Sevilla and Villarreal - not keeping their crown from Real Madrid and Barcelona<p>Diego Simeone has all but thrown in the towel in Atletico Madrid's Primera Division title defence, admitting that the team's …