Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Transfer Window : A Necessary Evil

The most expensive signing in history on transfer deadline day 2013. What a relief!

The most expensive signing in history on transfer deadline day 2013. What a relief!

 This article originally appeared on atwookigaucho.blogspot.se on the 5th of June 2013. With the January transfer window causing its usual madness, we thought we would reblogg it.

The only certainty that remains in the transfer window is that everything is uncertain until officially confirmed.

That is the basis upon which this obsession is founded. The transfer window exists, or rather now exists, to keep us pre-occupied while the football season goes into the lull of pre-season, or the pause of mid-season. Something has to give, and it has evolved from a meaningful idea into a means for our entertainment.

To think that prior to Read the rest of this entry

Eusebio was Portugal’s Greatest Footballer

Eusebio da Silva Ferreira
Eusebio da Silva Ferreira

There was a moment, towards the end of the 1968 European Cup Final when Eusebio was sent through on goal. With the game level at 1-1, here was the chance to win Benfica a third European Cup. His shot however inexplicably went straight into Alex Stepney’s hands.

As Wembley stadium heaved a sigh of relief at the disbelief of a player of Eusebio’s calibre missing such a

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