Throwbacks/History

‘You’re F***ing S***’: Celebrating 15 Years Of Bowyer And Dyer Bare-Knuckle Boxing

In many ways the 2004-05 Premier League season marked the beginning of Newcastle United’s fall from grace. Over the course of the previous three years, Newcastle had finished fourth, third and fifth while rubbing shoulders with the likes of Juventus, Inter and Barcelona in European competition.

But the excrement hit the air conditioning in ’04, beginning with an unproductive summer that saw Real Madrid poach Jonathan Woodgate while recruitment was defined by $10 million flop Jean-Alain Boumsong and the rapidly fading star of Patrick Kluivert.

Liverpool Great Kenny Dalglish Out Of Hospital After Coronavirus Infection

Former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish, who tested positive for the coronavirus, has been released from hospital, British media reported on Sunday. 

Liverpool said on Friday that Dalglish, 69, was admitted to hospital for an infection. He required intravenous antibiotics but was asymptomatic. The former Scotland international is now back home where he is self-isolating and he hailed the healthcare workers at the National Health Service (NHS) as they battle the pandemic that has killed over 108,000 people worldwide. 

The Time Archie Thompson Destroyed A Kid Harder Than When He Scored 13 Against American Samoa

Australian striker Archie Thompson holds the record for the most goals in a single official international match when he put 13 past American Samoa on April 11, 2001. It was a brutal game for American Samoa as the game finished 31-0. That score line is a blowout even in American football. 

This blowout was a prime example of why Australia changed federations in 2006 from the Oceania Football Confederation to the Asian Football Confederation. 

Real Madrid Wants You To Stay At Home, Watch OG Ronaldo’s Hat Trick At Old Trafford — We’re Happy To Oblige

Before Cristiano Ronaldo made his name at Manchester United, the Brazilian OG Ronaldo left his mark at Old Trafford. A stunning Ronaldo hat trick vs Manchester United in 2003 saw the Real Madrid star given a standing ovation by the opposition fans as 17 years ago.

While football is on hiatus amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, clubs around the world are looking back on memorable moments, reliving old glories while the pursuit of new ones is on hold. 

10 Classic Full Matches You Can Watch On YouTube Right Now

You know that feeling after the World Cup group stage when, after feasting on three games per day for 15 straight days and growing used to having Rob Stone and Guus Hiddink as the most stable relationships in your life, it suddenly comes to an abrupt halt? That one day off before the start of the knockout rounds and the radio silence that comes with it hits you like a ton of sad, nostalgic, lonely bricks.

Cafu’s Triple Sombrero On Pavel Nedvěd Was The Sort Of Quality We Miss Most

In football’s absence we’re left to discuss purely quantitative things: the 25-point gap between Liverpool and Manchester City, the number of days between now and a hypothetical restart of the season, the amount of money that everyone’s losing during the shutdown, etc. 

Super 8: The Greatest Goals Mexico Has Ever Scored At The Gold Cup

Before clicking play on the video above, you obviously know what goal comes in at number one in this countdown. One could argue that Giovani dos Santos’ chip in the 2011 Gold Cup Final is still, to this day, setting the USMNT back further and further. We’ll never truly know the lasting repercussions of Tim Howard, Eric Lichaj, Michael Bradley, Carlos Bocanegra and Jermaine Jones being simultaneously ruined by Dos Santos, but I’ll tell you one thing, the United States still hasn’t recovered.

8 Years Ago Today, Drake Had His Greatest Night At Stamford Bridge

One of the most iconic friendships between icons in the football and music industry is Didier Drogba and Drake. The two superstars in their respective industries have had a long friendship and was best exemplified on April 4, 2012, when Drake watched Chelsea play at Stamford Bridge.

Here’s What American Soccer Broadcasters Looked Like During Their Playing Days

These days, Alexi Lalas is known for his outlandishly stupid hot takes. But like most American soccer broadcasters on TV, Lalas had quite the playing career back in the day, including a stint in Serie A and two World Cups.

Aside from play-by-play men and women like John Strong and JP Dellacamera and studio hosts like Rob Stone and Max Bretos, most American soccer broadcasters were experienced players before they joined the world of television. 

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