How can a Manchester United team ever be considered underrated?
It is October 7th 2001 and my 14-year-old self is sat in the pouring rain at St Mary’s Stadium watching Japan draw 2-2 with Nigeria.
In 1996 English football was simply that, English. Foreign players were somewhat of a luxury, and that’s if your side were fortunate enough to have one. In contrast the notion of having a manager from abroad was absurd.
In this series, we profile one Premier League team each week, looking at some of the history, records and trivia associated with each club. This week we profile Burnley FC. Join us on a journey from 1882 to 2017 as we go, Behind the Club.
At the turn of the century, a young English striker made his debut for West Ham producing the winner in their League Cup fixture verses Walsall. His name was Jermain Defoe, and it was a sign of things to come.
In this series, we profile one Premier League team each week, looking at some of the History, Records and Trivia associated with each club. This week we profile Manchester City FC. Join us on a journey from 1880 to 2018 as we go, Behind the Club.
Welcome back to the weekly series that determines the best players to play in the Premier League from different nations. This week we are looking at players who made the jump across the pond.
Alan Pardew’s managerial career is very hit and miss, with highs and lows at every club he has led over his many years in the game.
The focus of this week’s top five players to grace the Premier League is Asia, specifically Japan and South Korea.