When managing Middlesbrough in 1975, Jack Charlton proclaimed one of the club’s youngsters “the worst player he’d ever seen”. That player was a 15-year-old Australian called Craig Johnston.
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Transfer news: '£209m for Lionel Messi? That's absurd' says Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge after he rubbishes links with Barcelona forward
Monday 25 November 2013
Reports in Spain suggested that the Champions League holders were prepared to meet Messi's release clause but the Bayern chairman has dismissed any possibility of such a move
Friday 27 September 2013
The former Liverpool player Craig Johnston invented concept but says evolving footwear could now end a career
Saturday 10 August 2013
New chairman claims summer event in 2022 is impossible – and opposes Premier League position
Thursday 14 March 2013
Arsenal won 2-0 on Munich but Bayern progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League on away goals
Thursday 25 October 2012
Arsenal and England await Jack Wilshere’s return with a sense of desperation
Monday 30 July 2012
If the football authorities could have drawn up their ideal prototype for a referee – tall, burly and darkly forbidding, oozing authority and charisma in equal measure, steely enough to keep even the most fractious of temperamental stars in order – then surely they would have come up with something very close to Jack Taylor.
Tuesday 17 July 2012
Football Association chairman David Bernstein today insisted he would be against an attempt by Sepp Blatter to extend his reign as Fifa president.
Monday 02 July 2012
The Spanish media has been heaping praise on their national side following their spectacular 4-0 victory over Italy.
Sunday 24 June 2012
Euro 2012 has seen a return to old values after years of chronic failure
Sunday 17 June 2012
Sweden refuse to go quietly. So stung were they by that rare defeat to the English that they blamed bad luck.
Friday 25 May 2012
FIFA president Sepp Blatter today labelled penalty shoot-outs "a tragedy" and challenged Franz Beckenbauer to come up with an alternative.
Thursday 26 April 2012
One of the best things about history is that it so regularly submits itself for revision – and never more arrestingly than in Barcelona this week, when the damage to one ultimate superstar's reputation (yes, Lionel Messi's) was maybe balanced by the recall of the great strength of another whose playing career ended 28 years ago.
James Lawton: Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff at 65 can still teach the magical Lionel Messi a thing or two
Thursday 26 April 2012
Birthday greetings for a great but can Barca's young prince hold a candle to Dutch master?
Tuesday 17 April 2012
As if reaching a European Cup final in their own stadium were not motivation enough, Bayern Munich will have countless reasons to want to end Real Madrid's European adventure at the Allianz Arena tonight.
Monday 16 April 2012
The pope is having a very Bavarian birthday, celebrating his 85th milestone at the Vatican with his brother and bishops from his native land.
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