Neville’s ‘blue billion-pound bottle jobs’ line will immortalise Chelsea’s pain

[ad_1] Not all losses are created equal — and no defeat in football is worse than a banter one. “In extra time, it’s been Klopp’s kids against the blue billion-pound bottle jobs,” said Sky Sports co-commentator Gary Neville, succinctly and indisputably establishing the dominant narrative of a surreal Carabao Cup final almost as soon as … Read more

Remembering the Zambia air disaster – ‘The boys would say: ‘This plane will kill us”

[ad_1] Follow live coverage of Senegal vs Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations today “The spirit of the 1993 team will always be there for Zambia.” Kalusha Bwalya, Zambia’s former football captain, is reflecting on the day that changed his life forever. On April 27, 1993, a military aircraft taking 18 of his team-mates … Read more

Christian Pulisic interview: ‘I want to show the world what the U.S. can do’

[ad_1] Christian Pulisic is perched on a bar stool in the old clubhouse overlooking the first-team training pitch at Milanello, AC Milan’s training ground. He makes a hand gesture, one he didn’t need the past six months living in Italy to learn. Pulisic is talking about himself as one of the “older guys” on the … Read more