All posts by Stephen Brandt

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When plucky Plymouth beat Brazilian giants Santos

Stephen Brandt, an American with a keen interest in matches from the past, recalls a famous scalp as the Pilgrims took down Pele’s Santos.

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Klopp’s Liverpool are on the right path

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side are gathering momentum, with this season looking set to be strong one, and players, supporters and the club’s hierarchy all singing off the same hymn sheet.

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Emotions of new season blurred in the modern Premier League script

Are supporters of Premier League clubs losing touch with reality, making premature predictions and skewed statements as a result of being sucked into the hype surrounding the world’s biggest league? Elliott Charles certainly thinks so.

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Watch: Manchester United’s Lukaku has a go at designing the new Belgium mascot

Manchester United’s star striker attempts to design the new Belgium mascot, with quite shocking results.

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France’s forgotten kings of Europe

Chris Bardet takes a look back and remembers the heroes, and sadly the villains, of the greatest team ever seen in France, Olympique de Marseille, and why their legacy has been tarnished somewhat.

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My love of Non-League football

TalkSPORT Radio’s Tony Incenzo tells us why he loves Non-League football and what drew him to that level of the game in the first place.

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Early contenders for Premier League relegation

With the summer transfer window in full flow and the Premier League 2017/18 season underway, we thought we’d take a look at the relegation candidates at this early stage and see if they can prove our prediction wrong with a shrewd summer of transfer business.

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Hearts: A season review

“Everything’s turned from gold…into shit!” That’s pretty much how best to summarise Hearts in the 2016/2017 campaign. Before the season began there was plenty to be optimistic about – a relatively settled squad who’d finished third, the prospect of a few rounds in the Europa League, Connor Sammon…

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The curious case of Stirling Albion’s Chris Smith

“I’m extremely grateful for this award, but I really think it should have gone to the big man there,” Darren Smith mumbled awkwardly, gripping the Stirling Albion Supporters’ Player of the Year award.

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The top 7 clubs in Premier League history

In a league that is widely popular, yet very unknown at the same time, the Premier League has actually seen a ton of great talent and has had many successful club sides. England’s top flight is huge for those that follow football in the UK and the passionate fans are well and truly hooked.

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Watch: Celtic’s Kolo Toure unintentionally reveals his musical guilty pleasure

During a recent press conference, Celtic’s Kolo Toure unwittingly revealed his musical guilty pleasure after mishearing a question about what is, in his opinion, the best football chant he’s heard during his illustrious career.

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Watch: Copenhagen player pelted with dead rats during derby match

Monday’s big derby match in the Danish Superliga between Brondby and Copenhagen was halted momentarily for one of the most unusual and frankly disgusting reasons you’re likely to see in the history of football. It involved rats. Dead. Rats. How lovely.

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Watch: Billericay chairman orchestrates motivational R Kelly sing-song

Non-league Billericay Town have recently been taken over by ambitious businessman Glenn Tamplin, who’s aiming to turn the Essex club into a non-league powerhouse capable of pushing towards the Football League in the not too distant future.

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Watch: Incredible bicycle kick goal with a flip throw-in assist

Energy FC forward Miguel Gonzalez settled their game against Sacramento Republic in the United Soccer League on Tuesday evening with undoubtedly one of the most beautifully strange goals you’ll ever see – a flip throw-in in to a bicycle kick finish.

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Celtic vs Racing: A classic encounter

The 1967 International Cup between Racing of Argentina, the Copa Libertadores winner, and Celtic, the European Cup winners, was a truly memorable three legged series, most of which was marred by so much violence in every match that it has been called a battle.