Retro Football: River Plate Send The Great Enzo Francescoli Off Into Retirement With Emotional Testimonial, 1999 (Video)

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Enzo Francescoli is unquestionably one of the most refined players to have ever graced a football pitch, and yet his name is rarely mentioned in relevant discussions.

This may be because El Principe ('The Prince') did his finest work at River Plate and for the Uruguayan national side, far away from European eyes, in an era when cross-continental coverage was nowhere near as immediate and accessible as it is today.

From The Youtube Vault: Phil Neville’s Wedding Video From 1999 Is Like A Glorious Manchester United-Themed LSD Trip

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With his appointment as head coach of the England Women's team, the internet sleuths out there have been busily digging into Phil Neville's online past.

Unfortunately, this bout of e-archaeology has seen a cache of lazily sexist Tweets dredged up from 2012 in which Fizzer18 shared his rubbish ruminations on a woman's place and role in society.

Retro Football: 19-Year-Old Steven Gerrard Scores His Very First Goal For Liverpool, 1999 (Video)

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Having made his senior debut almost exactly a year previous, 19-year-old Steven Gerrard finally got off the mark for Liverpool in a 4-1 thrashing ofbottom side Sheffield Wednesday in December of 1999.

On what was a bitterly cold afternoon at Anfield, Gerrard only starting due to a raft of injuries in Gerard Houllier's midfield ranks finally reintroduced blood to the extremities of the 40,000-odd Reds fans in attendance when the local lad from down the roadwent a-waltzing through the Wednesday defence to score his very first goal for the club.

On This Day In 1999: Rare Ray Of Light As Sheffield Wednesday Hit Five To Wallop Wimbledon

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Sheffield Wednesday striker Gilles De Bilde is challenged by Alan Kimble of Wimbledon (Photo: Ben Radford /Allsport)

It hadn't been a good start to the 1999/2000 Premier League season for Sheffield Wednesday. Over the course of the first nine games of the campaign, the team had failed tochalk up a single win.


Carlos Maria Morales llega al San Luis por Fentanes Clausura 2013

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Carlos María Morales retorna al fútbol mexicano, pero esta vez para desempeñarse como entrenador del San Luis, equipo de la Primera División de ese país.

Así lo anunció anoche la propia institución encabezada por su dueño Carlos Hugo López Chargoy, quien confía en el ex delantero para revertir la actualidad que atraviesan.

Carlos Bustos llega por Romano al Morelia Clausura 2013

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La Directiva de Monarcas confirmó este lunes que el uruguayo Carlos Julio Bustos, será el encargado de dirigir al equipo luego de la dimisión del argentino Rubén Omar Romano, tras la derrota del domingo con Pumas, sfirmó la directiva en un comunicado oficial.

Bustos llega al primer equipo respaldado por su trayectoria dentro de la institución, en la que inició como jugador de 1997 a 1999.

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On This Day In 1999: Liverpool Attempt To Sign Didier Baptiste, Fictional Character From Sky One’s ‘Dream Team’, For £3.5m

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Dream Team: Harchester United's entirely made-up squad (Photo: Sky One)

Every year, the 24th November marks a truly momentous anniversary in the cavernous annals of footballing stupidity: The day Liverpool attempted to sign Didier Baptiste, an entirely fictional player, for £3.5million.

To be clear, the gaffe wasn't made by Liverpool themselves, but by The News of the World newspaper, who erroneously peddled a rumour that the Reds were interested in signing the promising left-back a "French Under-21 international" no less from Monaco.

The way we were + Arsecast 330

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Morning all.

It's hard not to think about Man Utd and Arsenal games these days without a sense of wistfulness. A rivalry that was so intense has dwindled considerably for lots of reasons but it was an era that won't ever be forgotten by those of us who endured and enjoyed it in equal measure.

Felicidades Conejo :: Oscar Perez cumple 40

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Oscar "Conejo" Pérez esta cumpliendo hoy 1 de febrero de 2013 40 años y se encuentra activo con el San Luis, un gran portero que debutó en 1993 formado en la cantera del Cruz Azul. Ha asistido a 3 mundiales de futbol con la Selección Mexicana siendo titular en 2 de ellos, asistió en Francia 98 y fué titular en Corea-Japón 2002 y Sudáfrica 2010.