BACK PASS by Mike Pavasovic. Maximum wage

DO footballers deserve what they earn? It's a question that has been asked since the earliest days of professionalism. Megabucks deals are a fairly recent...

BACK PASS by Mike Pavasovic. Alec Jackson

ALEC JACKSON was one of the star footballers of the inter-war years. He won league championships with Huddersfield Town, played in two FA Cup...

BACK PASS by Mike Pavasovic. Dassler

WITH all due respect to the inhabitants of Herzogenaurach, it's unlikely many people will have heard of their community. Certainly not in Great Britain. Yet...

BACK PASS by Mike Pavasovic. Fame

SOME say George Best was the first superstar footballer. He hit the headlines in the middle of the Swinging Sixties and his haircut led...

Reffin’ ‘ell by Matthew Murray The ‘ghost goal’ at Vicarage Road.

Reading striker Noel Hunt cut the ball back from the byline and Andre Bikey’s header was saved by goalkeeper Scott Loach in the September...

BACK PASS by Mike Pavasovic. Charles Bunyan

HOW does a goalkeeper concede 26 goals yet end up as man of the match? Charles Bunyan managed it in 1887 when Preston North...

BACK PASS by Mike Pavasovic. Corrigan

YOUNGSTERS brought upon the Premier League will find it hard to believe pristine pitches are a relatively new innovation. Not too long ago football was...

BACK PASS by Mike Pavasovic Route One

WHEN fans urge a player or a team to take route one, they probably think all they are doing is demanding a direct style...

BACK PASS by Mike Pavasovic Big is definitely beautiful

BIG is most definitely beautiful in the modern game. Advances in diet and training mean that footballers are bigger, stronger and fitter than they...

BACK PASS by Mike Pavasovic WHAT else could you call it but football?

WHAT else could you call it but football? After all that's exactly what it is - a sport in which the foot propels a...
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