Lev Yashin – The Black Spider

Lev Yashin, always dressed in black, was known fondly as “The Black Spider” and “Black Panther”. Yashin will feature on most people’s shortlist as the best goalkeeper in the history of football. Whilst there may not not be a hotly-debated rival in the same way as the debate between, say, Maradona and Pele, we will , in… Read More »

Johan Cruyff, Pioneer of Total Football

Johan Cruyff is perhaps the football player most synonymous with the total football system of playing which was developed in the Netherlands in the 1970′s. We will explore the part he played in its development later on but let’s take a look at how this most complete footballer-one of the word’s best ever- started his career.… Read More »