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Retro: This Complete Set Of Football Playing Cards From ’90 Minutes’ Magazine Really Is Something Special To Behold! (Photos)

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The brainchild of TalkSPORT presenter Paul Hawksbee, '90 Minutes' magazine launched in October of 1990 and managed a glorious seven-year run before folding.

While we're certain the publication featured it's fair share of memorable articles and such like, nothing that ever went to print is likely to provide a more lasting impression than the special set of football playing cards that 90 Minutes put their name to in 1993/94(ish).

Retro Football: Graeme Souness Plants His Enormous Galatasaray Flag In Fenerbahce’s Centre Circle, 1996 (Video)

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We can scarcely believe it, but it's now 21 years to the very day that Graeme Souness became an eternalGalatasarayfolkhero by driving their club colours into the centre circle at Fenerbahce's stadium.

Having been out of work for over a year, Souness took charge at Gala for the 1995/96 season and promptly guided the side to a fairly disappointing fourth-place finish in the Super Lig, or 1.

15 Great, Sun-Baked Photos Of Footballers On Holiday

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What with it being the hottest day of the year so far and everything, Pies thought we'd capitalise on the furore by chucking a 15-strong compendium of sun-baked footballers your way.

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Tottenham 'keeper Ted Ditchburn pootles round the Maddieson's Holiday Camp with his family in the summer of 1952

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Pele strums away lazily in the sunshine at Brazil's team hotel in Mexico during the 1970 World Cup Finals

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George Best dresses the part for a day out bronzing at the beach in Majorca, 1971

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Kevin Keegan and his good lady wife Jean take in the sights of gay Paris while wearing his 'n' hers matching coats, 1976

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John Toshack does his best to fit in with the locals while lounging around poolside in Barcelona, 1976

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German striker Uli Hoeness and his wife Susi relax by the pool at their hotel inSt.

Andy Gray Translates David Luiz Interview In French Until Graeme Souness Points Out He’s Speaking Portuguese (Video)

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"Needless to say, we've had the last laugh"

Praise be, for the footballing gods have bestowed upon us an absolute beauty here.

Having left Sky Sports entirely of their own accord several years ago to forge a successful new career over in Dubai with BeIN Sports, Andy Gray and Richard Keys demonstrated once again why they are so highly sought-after in punditry circles with another choice piece of analytical gold on Tuesday evening.

Carragher, Redknapp and Souness Condemn Balotelli and Blame Rodgers

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Former Liverpool greats Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Souness hame condemned Mario Balotelli's antics last night infront of a packed Anfield but also suggest that manager Brendan Rodgers should shoulder some of the blame for what they believe was a panic buy at a cut price yet costly mistake.

English Premier League

Coutinho told to follow Suarez’s example by former Liverpool forward

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Philippe Coutinho’s much speculated move to Barcelona this summer never materialised.

The Brazilian had handed in a transfer request to join the Catalans but Liverpool rejected as many as three bids from Barcelona to keep hold of their star attacker. Coutinho apparently broke down in tears when he got the news that his dream move to Spain was blocked by the Reds.

Former Newcastle boss Souness blasts Magpies’ “joke” defending

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Graeme Souness described Newcastle’s defending for Huddersfield’s winner on Sunday as a “joke”.

The former Newcastle, Liverpool and Blackburn boss didn’t hold back on Sky Sports as the Magpies slipped to their second Premier League defeat of the season.

Aaron Mooy’s second-half strike gave Huddersfield all three points at the John Smith’s Stadium, guiding the ball home after a fine one-two on the edge of the box.

Souness fears ‘scary’ Chelsea could end Liverpool title bid

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London (AFP) Liverpool great Graeme Souness believes Chelsea represent the greatest threat to the Reds' title hopes this season.

The Merseysiders, who were last crowned champions of England in 1990, before the start of the Premier League, are second in the table, a point behind leaders Chelsea.

Ali Dia: Journalist Successfully Manages To Track Down Elusive Cult Hero, 20 Years After Legendary Southampton Debut

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Despite only ever playing less than an hour oftop flight football, there can be no doubt that Ali Dia is a Premier League legend in the truest sense of the word.

For the uninitiated (presuming there are any), Dia was signed by Graeme Sounness in 1996 after the shrewd Southampton manager received a personal tip-off from Dia's cousin, the similarly legendary George Weah, that the unknownSenegal forward, currently playing in the local non-leagues,was well worth a gamble.

Souness urges Rangers to get Barton back on board

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London (AFP) Former Rangers manager Graeme Souness wants the Scottish giants to patch up their differences with Joey Barton.

Barton has been on the sidelines following a heated row with manager Mark Warburton and team-mate Andy Halliday after their 5-1 defeat by Celtic in the Glasgow derby.

Souness urges Rangers to get Barton back on board

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London (AFP) Former Rangers manager Graeme Souness wants the Scottish giants to patch up their differences with Joey Barton.

Barton has been on the sidelines following a heated row with manager Mark Warburton and team-mate Andy Halliday after their 5-1 defeat by Celtic in the Glasgow derby.

Souness Lays Into Chelsea: Some Of Their Play Was Bordering On A Disgrace.

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Graeme Souness ripped into Chelsea after watching the Blues suffer their second 3-0 defeat of the season to Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Sergio Aguero scored all three goals for the visitors, with the third coming from the penalty spot after Thibaut Courtois had been sent off for bringing down Fernandinho.

Arsene Wenger hits back at ‘boring Arsenal’ critics

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Arsene Wenger has launched a vigorous defense of his achievements as Arsenal manager as he hit back at the "boring" critics calling for him to quit.

Wenger has become accustomed in recent years to Arsenal supporters and pundits calling for him to resign and the Frenchman was under-fire again last week after three successive defeats dealt a major blow to the team's Premier League title challenge and Champions League campaign.

Arsene Wenger hits back at ‘boring Arsenal’ critics

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Arsene Wenger has launched a vigorous defense of his achievements as Arsenal manager as he hit back at the "boring" critics calling for him to quit.

Wenger has become accustomed in recent years to Arsenal supporters and pundits calling for him to resign and the Frenchman was under-fire again last week after three successive defeats dealt a major blow to the team's Premier League title challenge and Champions League campaign.

Jose Mourinho hits back at Liverpool legends with amazing rant

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Jose Mourinho hits back at Liverpool legends with amazing rant - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho has continued the war of words between himself and the Sky Sports pundits, as he hit back at Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness in his press conference today. The Portuguese was in full flow as he launched a scathing attack on the Liverpool duo who criticised his side's actions in the game against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.

If Looks Could Kill: Graeme Souness Reaction to Jamie Redknapp During League Cup Semi-Final Draw

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Two former Liverpool midfielder's Graeme Souness and Jamie Redknapp done the honours of drawing the League Cup Semi-Final pairings tonight and watch Souness's reaction when Jamie Redknapp pulls out Chelsea to play Liverpool it's priceless.

Liverpool’s Reliance on Raheem Sterling is a Worry, Says Graeme Souness

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Liverpool and England are too reliant on Raheem Sterling, according to former Reds captain Graeme Souness.

The 19-year-old has been the best player at Anfield this season and he has become an increasingly effective player for the national team.

Against Real Madrid in the Champions League last week, Liverpool's game plan appeared to consist of just getting the ball to the teenager at any opportunity and he even played the second half as a striker after misfiring Mario Balotelli was substituted.

If We Keep Winning – Anything Can Happen

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Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul is drawing attention form some big European clubs, but since his arrival at Newcastle in the summer of 2007, when Graeme Souness was manager, Tim's been very happy on Tyneside, and even has developed a Dutch-Geordie accent. Tim Krul arriving at Selhurst Park on Saturday Tim had a decent game but [.

We Are Witnessing the Final Stages of Liverpool’s Revival

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"Long is the way, and hard, that out of hell leads up to light." – John Milton, Paradise Lost

Don't go jumping to any conclusions. Liverpool Football Club still has work to do. However, the light is becoming clearer and stronger for the faithful supporters of the Anfield club.

It has been ages since Liverpool FC were under the leadership of chairman David Moores.

Third Successive League Defeat Would Mean Crisis – Official

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We always remember Graeme Souness was he was manager at Newcastle for a short 16 months when he took over the from the great Sir Bobby Robson in September, 2004 saying that two successive defeats at Newcastle constituted a crisis. Alan Pardew must have the players ready for Cardiff City So if Graeme was [.

Jamie Carragher will join Gary Neville on Sky Sports

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Jamie Carragher will join Gary Neville on Sky Sports - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jamie Carragher is retiring at the end of this season. Liverpool may yet to have found a replacement for their defender but Carragher's post-retirement worries are over.

Sky Sports have announced that from August 2013, Jamie Carragher will join their ranks as a pundit.

Glenn Roeder’s 2006 Record Could Be Inspiration For Pardew

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Glenn Roeder played for Newcastle from 1983 through 1989 and he appeared close to 200 times for Newcastle and he was the Newcastle captain, and in June of 2005 he returned to Tyneside as the Youth Development Manager at the time Graeme Souness was the manager. Glenn Roeder when manager of Newcastle [.

That Was The Weekend That Was II: “Super Sunday” In “Not That Super” Shock

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Perhaps the most instructive moment of last weekend's Premier League football came at the end of the half-time break during the match between Arsenal and Manchester City yesterday afternoon. Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Souness had spent the previous five or ten minutes dissecting every significant decision made by referee Mike Dean during the first half and had arrived at the conclusion that he and his assistants had called just about all of them correctly.

Newcastle United

Newcastle Win 8th Game In A Row – First Time in Eleven Years

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Newcastle got their 8th win in a row in all competitions in front of another fantastic crowd of 51,247 at St. James' Parkthis afternoon and that was the first time we had done that since 2005 when Graeme Souness was the manager. And it's 7 wins in a row in the Championship against a very [...]

Why Carver’s Not Cutting It As Newcastle Head Coach

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John Carver taking over as caretaker manager at the beginning of the year is not unlike when Glenn Roeder took over froGraeme Souness after the former Liverpool great was fired in early February of 2006. John Carver far too cautious and defensive John Carver in his first seven games has done nowhere near as [.

Pardew Not Totally To Blame For Newcastle’s Poor Start

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Alan Pardew has to take a lot of responsibility for the current mess Newcastle are in because a manager's job is all about results, and once the results stop coming then the manager is usually fired and that's especially true in the Premier League these days. Graeme Souness when Newcastle manager 2004-2006 And that's [.

Hardmen

‘I Imagine She’s Full Of Mischief’ – Graeme Souness Reveals He Often Fantasises About Drinking Gin & Tonic With The Queen

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"Fancy a Gordons ma'am?"

In his current employas Sky Sports' resident stone-facedmiserablist, you'd be forgiven for thinking Graeme Souness utterly incapable of mirth or brevity.

However, the man has proved he is able to comprehenda world beyond slack zonal marking in a (relatively) light-hearted 'Who Am I?

Football Hardmen: Graeme Souness Tackle on Gheorge Rotariu in 1988 (Vine)

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There was no better midfield enforcer than Graeme Souness in the late seventies and early eighties as he lead Liverpool to a glut of trophies in his six year stay at Anfield before moving to Sampdoria and then to Rangers which is where he made this awful crunching tackle on Gheorge Rotariu of Steaua Bucharest in 1988.

Liverpool

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho continues rant at Liverpool legend

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Jose Mourinho has continued his rant at Liverpool legend Graeme Souness by questioning whether he is of sound judgement. The former Reds midfielder...

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Chelsea captain John Terry slates Liverpool legends for criticism

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Chelsea captain John Terry has slated Liverpool legends Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness after they criticised Blues players for helping to get...

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Steven Gerrard does not want to be Liverpool manager, says Kop legend Graeme Souness

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Steven Gerrard does not want to be Liverpool manager in the future, according to Kop legend Graeme Souness. The 34-year-old stunned Reds fans by...

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Liverpool legend Graeme Souness mocks soft Everton

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Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has mocked Everton for being predictable after they lost their third consecutive game last night. The Toffees are on...

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Liverpool have lost their way this season, club legend Graeme Souness says

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Liverpool have lost their way this season with the side conceding sloppy goals while being over-reliant on teenager Raheem Sterling, says club legend...

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Graeme Souness scathing of Liverpool following loss of Luis Suarez

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Liverpool legend Graeme Souness was scathing in his assessment of his former club's form this season which continued with an abysmal...

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Liverpool’s Jamie Carragher confirms his next move

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Liverpool stalwart Jamie Carragher will join Sky Sports from the start of next season. The veteran defender had previously announced that he would retire at the end of the current campaign, although the rumour mill had suggested he was thinking of performing a U-turn and staying on for one more season.

Jamie Carragher Names Steven Gerrard As Greatest Liverpool Player Of All Time – Care To Disagree?

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By Chris Wright

Speaking about his dearly beloved, one Steeevie Gerraaard, Jamie Carragher today spake these words:"I think we are in the presence of the greatest player ever to play for Liverpool."

Big call. Talking to BBC Sport, Carra went on to show his working:

"People will say I am biased because we are good friends and because of the trophies we have won together, but it is a fair accolade to give him.

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On This Day In 1996: Ali Dia Makes His Legendary Southampton Debut

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Graeme's clearly got no i-Dia what's going on

In one of the more extraordinary episodes in modern football, Senegalese striker Ali Dia made his debut for Southampton on this very day back in 1996 coming on in the 33rd minute for club legend Matt Le Tissier in a game against Leeds.

After an intervening period in which, according to Le Tissier: "he ran around the pitch like Bambi on ice", Dia was subbed off five minutes from the end having somehow made it past half-time by quite some distance.

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 24 – Gemmill’s Solo Stunner For Scotland

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No. 24: Gemmill's Solo Stunner For Scotland (Argentina, 1978)

Whilst it may seem an unfathomable prospect these days, Scotland were actually a very good soccer team towards the back end of the last century. I kid you not!

Boasting arguably the world's finest footballer at the time in Kenny Dalglish, the toughest player in the world in Graeme Souness, and exciting talents like Archie Gemmill and Lou Macari, the Scots qualified for the World Cup finals in Argentina in 1978 with high hopes.

S.L. Benfica – A complete guide for Geordies (part one)

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As Newcastle United's next Europa League opponents are the Portuguese footballing aristocrats of Benfica, I have been inspired to write a two part guide to the club. In this first part, I will taking a brief look at the history of the club, as well as tking a look at the links between Benfica, Newcastle [.

Pardew To Be Visited By Three Ghost Ex-Managers On Christmas Eve? (Hopefully)

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Many thanks to "ToonBano" from the Toon blog www.toonbano.com for his fourth guest blog here – wt. As we managed to fall over the line to a 1-0 'win' over QPR its got to be said that was one of the worst games of football I have ever seen in my whole life. Which was [...]