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David Lacey

David Lacey

    Prepare for end of the Alex Ferguson era
    Prepare for end of the Alex Ferguson era
    Though Manchester United fans were no doubt unanimous in wishing Sir Alex Ferguson many happy returns on his recent 71st birthday, the sentiment was...
    Not only turkeys' heads roll
    Not only turkeys' heads roll
    Christmas must be coming -- the Premier League has started to sack managers.
    The man who changed the game
    The man who changed the game
    On a murky November afternoon in 1953 Ferenc Puskas, who died in Budapest last Friday aged 79, helped to rouse English football from a complacency...
    There is a pattern to this referee abuse
    There is a pattern to this referee abuse
    Jose Mourinho is no enemy of football. Chelsea are about to win the league for the first time in 50 years and are serious contenders in the...
    Keegan deserved a happier ending
    Keegan deserved a happier ending
    In football, messiahs should never reach middle age. Far better that they suffer martyrdom young or fall under a bus before their 40s.
    How Crazy Horse galloped to glory
    How Crazy Horse galloped to glory
    Dying from a brain tumour is a rotten way for anyone to go. For a professional sports person, it is a particularly unkind exit. For Emlyn Hughes,...
    Gunners could reach half-century
    Gunners could reach half-century
    No sooner had Arsenal first equalled and then broken Nottingham Forest's 26-year-old record of going 42 league matches without defeat, than doubts...
    Faust in football
    Faust in football
    The career of Diego Maradona will always be remembered for its extremes. He was blessed or he was cursed; there were no in-betweens.
    Arsenal's glass jaw is dazzling
    Arsenal's glass jaw is dazzling
    An old Bill Tidy cartoon still raises a smile. The Oxfam truck has arrived in a scorched African desert carrying a load of red-and-white scarves....