Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Managers and Tactics, Part Fourteen

Five Profiles and three Interviews on German Manager Udo Latteck
(Magazine / Language :  France Football, Issue 1329, September 21, 1971 / French)
(Magazine / Language : World Soccer, December  1973 / English)
(Magazine / Language : AS Color, Issue 330, September 13, 1977 / Spanish)
(Magazine / Language : Fussball Woche-Sport Megaphon-Aktuel, Issue 5, January 26, 1981 / German)
(Magazine / Language : Fussball Magazin, Issue 2, March April 1981 / German)
(Magazine / Language : World Soccer, October 1981 / English)
(Magazine / Language : World Soccer, January 1983 / English)
(Magazine / Language : Mondial, new series, issue 69, December 1985  / French)

Photo From: Fussball Woche-Sport Megaphon-Aktuel, Issue 5, January 26, 1981
(Udo Latteck)

Three articles on tactics by French Manager Gerard Houllier
(Magazine / Language : Mondial, new series, issue 101,  August 1988 / French)
(Magazine / Language : Mondial, new series, issue 102, September 1988 / French)
(Magazine / Language : Mondial, new series, issue 103, October 1988 / French)

Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 73, May 1986
(Gerard Houllier)

An Article on 4-2-4 tactical formation
(Magazine / Language : LIBRO DEL FUTBOL, Fasciculo 22, 1974/ Spanish) 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Error in Casting, Part Fourteen

1- Frank McAvennie and West Ham United 1989/92
Scottish striker Frank McAvennie had a successful spell at West Ham United where the side finished third in 1986. After a spell at Celtic Glasgow, McAvennie re-joined West Ham for a second spell in March 1989.
However, this second spell was disappointing and he left on a free transfer to Aston Villa in 1992.

Photo From: Panini, World Cup 1986
(Scotland’s Frank Mc Avennie)

2- Carlos Secretario and Real Madrid 1996/97
Portuguese right back joined Real Madrid in the summer of 1996 from Porto. However, he failed to settle and made few appearances as Team Manager Fabio Capello’s first choice was the Italian Christian Panucci at the position.
He re-joined Porto midway through the following season in January 1998.

Photo From: Panini, Europa 96
(Carlos Secretario)

3- Dragan Stojkovic and Olympique Marseille, 1990/91
Yugoslavia midfielder Dragan Stojkovic was a high profile transfer for Olympique Marseille in 1990. He had just finished an excellent World Cup as well and much was expected of him.
However, shortly after joining he suffered a serious injury that sidelined for months and he was not the same player as before once fit.
He was loaned to Verona (1991/92) before returning to OM, but would still not have the desired impact upon his return.

Photo From: World Soccer, November 1991
(Dragan Stojkovic, May 29, 1991, Champions Cup, Red Star Belgrade 0-Olympqique Marseille 0)

4- Robert Fleck and Chelsea 1992/95
Scottish striker Robert Fleck joined Chelsea in 1992 from Norwich City for a significant sum (£2.1 million).  However, he failed to settle and spent three uneventful seasons before rejoining Norwich City in September 1995.

Photo From: Panini Football, 92-93
(Robert Fleck at Chelsea, 1992/93)

5- Juan Pablo Sorin and Juventus 1995/96
Teenage Argentina International Juan Pablo Sorin joined Juventus from Argentinos Juniors in the summer of 1995.
However, he failed to make an impact and within months returned to Argentinean Football and River Plate to earn more playing time.

Photo From: World Soccer, November 1995
(Juan Pablo Sorin at Juventus, 1995/96)

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Diego Maradona and Michel Platini, Part Sixteen

Diego Maradona
 (Magazine / Language :  Guerin Sportivo, Issue 916 (Number 42), October 14-20, 1992 / Italian)
(Magazine / Language : World Soccer, October 1992 / English)
(Magazine / Language : Onze-Mondial, Issue 46, November 1992 / French)
(Magazine / Language : Soccer International, Volume 3, Issue 11, November 1992 / English)
(Magazine / Language : World Soccer, December 1992 / English)
(Magazine / Language : Football Belgique, Issue 3, April 1993 / French)
(Magazine / Language : France Football, Issue 2465, July 6, 1993 / French)
(Magazine / Language : World Soccer, August 1993  / English)

Photo From : Soccer International, Volume 3, Issue 11, November 1992
(Diego Maradona)

Michel Platini
 (Magazine / Language : France Football, Issue 2284, January 16, 1990 / French)
(Magazine / Language : France Football, Issue 2284, January 16, 1990 / French)
(Magazine / Language : France Football, Issue 2294, March 27, 1990  / French)
(Magazine / Language : France Football, Issue 2327, November 13, 1990  / French)
(Magazine / Language : Onze-Mondial, Issue 24, January 1991 / French)
(Magazine / Language : France Football, Issue 2341, February 19, 1991 / French)
(Magazine / Language : Onze-Mondial, Issue 31, August 1991 / French)

(Magazine / Language : France Football, Issue 2366 , August 13, 1991 / French)

Photo From : Onze-Mondial, Issue 24, January 1991
(Michel Platini)

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The uncapped, Part Sixteen

1- Uwe Kamps
Borussia Moenchengladbach goalkeeper Uwe Kamps represented West Germany in the 1988 Olympics. He did not gain any International honors as the likes of Eike Immel, Bodo Illgner, Andreas Kopke and Raimond Aumann were ahead of him in the pecking order.

Photo From:  Fussball Magazin, Issue 11, November 1988
(Uwe Kamps)

2- Terry Hurlock
Terry Hurlock was an English midfielder with spells at Milwall, Rangers Glasgow and Southampton.
He earned ‘B’ Caps in 1989 but never gained full honors.

Photo From:  Goal, Issue 3, December 1995
(Terry Hurlock)

3- Jacky Paillard
French and Toulouse midfielder Jacky Paillard was called up by Henri Michel in the Fall of 1988, but did not play.
Shortly thereafter, Henri Michel was sacked and Paillard’s International prospects disappeared as well.

Photo From:  Onze, Issue 153, September 1988
(Jacky Paillard being welcomed by Manuel Amoros to a French National team get together)

4- Massimo Ciocci
Italian forward Massimo Ciocci had an excellent spell at Cesena (1990/91) while on loan from Internazionale Milano. He would have been worthy of a cap for impressing at such a small club but Azeglio Vicini ignored him.
The following season (1991/92) he returned to Inter, but failed to capitalize on his chance and his career stagnated.

Photo From:  Il Grande Calcio 91 Vallardi
(Massimo Ciocci at Cesena, 1990/91)

5- Raphael Quaranta
Belgian midfielder Raphael Quaranta had a solid career for over a decade in the late 70s and 80s with FC Liege.

However, Guy Thys ignored him for the National Team.

 Photo From:  Foot Magazine, Issue 22, March 1983
(Raphael Quaranta at FC Liege)

Friday, October 27, 2017

Football’s Quarrels and Feuds, Part Seventeen

1- Louis van Gaal and Johann Cruyff
Louis van Gaal and Johann Cruyff had a contentious relationship through the years.
Many believe the root of the problems started in 1989. Cruyff was hosting a Christmas dinner with van Gaal among the guests.
During the dinner, van Gaal received a phone call from his family informing him that his sister had passed away and he was forced to leave abruptly.
Allegedly Cruyff blamed him for not having thanked him for the dinner before leaving.
Cruyff denied this version and called it nonsense. He even said that if van Gaal had said this then he had ‘Alzheimer’s’.

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 2, March 1989
(Johann Cruyff)

Photo From: World Soccer, June 1995
(Louis van Gaal)

2- Jackie Charlton and Eamon Dunphy, 1990
Republic of Ireland Manager Jackie Charlton and former player and then journalist Eamon Dunphy got into an argument in a press conference on June 20th, 1990, the day before Ireland’s crucial match vs. Holland in the World Cup.
Charlton refused to respond to Dunphy’s questions by saying  "You're not allowed to ask a question, you are not a proper journalist.” (he was actually accredited)
He furthermore stated "These lads here (the other sport journalists) are interested in football... you're not. I'm not answering your questions.”
Dunphy had been one of the critical voices of Ireland’s style of play. 

Photo From: World Soccer, August 1990
(Jackie Charlton)

 Photo From: Gifted in Green, Author: Adam Ward ,1999
(Eamon Dunphy)

3- Jean-Claude Suaudeau and Marcelo Lippi, 1996
After Nantes’ elimination from the Champions League Semifinals at the hands of Juventus in April 1996, Nantes Manager attacked his Juventus counterpart Marcelo Lippi for the alleged gamesmanship used by Juventus players. 

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 87, April 1996
(Marcelo Lippi)

Photo From: Panini, France 1986/87
(Nantes Manager Jean-Claude Suaudeau)

4- Kevin Keegan and Alex Ferguson, 1996
Newcastle United Manager Kevin Keegan had his famous meltdown on Television responding to criticisms by Manchester United Manager Alex Ferguson in the run-up for the 1995/96 English Premier League title.

Photo From: Goal, Issue 18, March 1997
(Kevin Keegan)

Photo From: Goal, Issue 13, October 1996
(Sir Alex Ferguson)

5- Enzo Bearzot and Italo Allodi, 1979
In early 1979, Italy’s head of National Coaching Centre at Coverciano, Italo Allodi recommended that Italian National Team Manager Enzo Bearzot should not be awarded ‘Seminatore d’Oro’ (Golden Sower) for the success of the 1978 World Cup.
According to Allodi, Bearzot had not sown the players at National Team level but reaped from the work of others. He felt he should instead just be given a golden plaque.
An angry Bearzot turned down this offer and said it was impossible to work with ‘a brutus at my back’.

Photo From: Calcio 2000, Issue 27, February 2000
(Italo Allodi and Enzo Bearzot)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The First Time ….., Part Eighteen

1-The First time that a Cameroon player joined the Ecuadorean League was in 1996 when Cyrille Makanaky joined Barcelona Guayaquil.

Photo From: Panini World Cup 1990
(Cyrille Makanaky)

2- The first time that a Manager won the World Cup and the UEFA European Championships was on July 7, 1974 when West Germany’s Helmut Schoen guided his team to win the World Cup vs. Holland (2-1). He had led West Germany to win the UEFA European Championships in 1972.
Spain’s Vicente Del Bosque is the only other Manager to have achieved the same heat (World Cup 2010, UEFA European Championships 2012).

Photo From: Bild am Sonntag-EM 1972 Viertelfinale
(Franz Beckenbauer and Helmut Schoen)

3-The first time that the previous World Cup’s Finalists met in the following World Cup was on June 14, 1970 at Mexico when 1966 World Cup Finalists England and West Germany met one another (this time the Germans edging out the English 3-2).

Photo From: The best of enemies, England V Germany, Author David Downing
(June 14, 1970, World Cup, West Germany 3-England 2)

 4- The First time that a defender in the English League scored a hat trick in a match against three different goalkeepers was in April 21, 1986, when West Ham United’s Alvin Martin achieved this feat in a (8-1) win over Newcastle United.
He had scored his first against Martin Thomas (who had to be substituted due to injury). He scored his second and third against outfield players (Chris Hedworth and Peter Beardsley) who had been forced to play as goalkeepers as the two permitted substitutions had already been made.

Photo From:  english football panini 82-83
(Alvin Martin at West Ham United)

5- The first time that a player of African descent ever played for West Germany was in 1974, when Kickers Offenbach’s Erwin Kostedde was selected by Helmut Schoen.

Kostedde was the son of a German mother and an American GI of African descent.

Photo From:  Mondial, New series, issue 21, December 1981
(Erwin Kostedde at Werder Bremen)

Short International Careers, Part Eighteen

1- Helmut Roleder
West German goalkeeper Helmut Roleder was Stuttgart’s custodian for more than a decade (1972/86).
The form of his contemporaries Harald Schumacher, Dieter Burdenski and Eike Immel restricted him to a single cap in 1984, the year Stuttgart won the Bundesliga title.
He replaced Harald Schumacher in the second half of a friendly vs. USSR (March 28, 1984, 2-1 West Germany win).

Photo From: Fussball Magazin, Issue 6, November December 1984
(Helmut Roleder)

2- Geert Brockaert
Belgian midfielder Geert Brockaert spent his career at Cercle Brugge (1978/1991).
He earned only a single cap vs. East Germany on September 12, 1990 (2-0 East Germany win).

Photo From: Foot Magazine, Issue 96, October 1989
(Geert Brockaert)

3- Roberto Baronio
Italian midfielder Roberto Baronio was often referred as a future International.
He represented Italy at the 2000 Olympics.
He was signed by Lazio in 1996, but was frequently loaned out for over a decade.
He earned a solitary cap in 2005 vs. Ecuador under Marcelo Lippi.

Photo From: Calcio 2000, Issue 32, July 2000
(Roberto Baronio)

4- Miodrag Krivokapic
Yugoslavian defender Miodrag Krivokapic lined up for Red Star Belgrade in the 80s, before earning a move to Dundee United in 1988. He would remain in the Scottish League for the next decade to the end of his career.
He earned five caps for Yugoslavia in 1988-89 but never really gained Manager Ivica Osim’s confidence.

Photo From: Shoot, June 15, 1991
(Miodrag Krivokapic)

5- Paul Stewart
Tottenham Hotspur’s Paul Stewart earned recognition in his club’s run and triumph in the FA Cup in 1991.

Graham Taylor rewarded him with three caps in 1991/92 but he failed to make an impact.

Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, Issue 816 (Number 42), October 17-23, 1990
(Tottenham Hotspur’s Paul Stewart)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Magazine Awards, Part Nineteen

France Football’s Ballon d’Or:

Year 1994:
Player of the year: Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria and Barcelona)

Photo From: France Football, Issue 2541, December 20, 1994
(Hristo Stoichkov)

Onze’s Onze d’Or:

Year 1994:
Player of the year: Romario (Brazil and Barcelona)

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 72, January 1995

World Soccer’s Player of the Year:

Year 2000:
Player of the year: Luis Figo (Portugal and Real Madrid)
Manager of the Year:  Dino Zoff (Italy)
Team of the year: France

Photo From: World Soccer, January 2001
(Luis Figo)

France Football’s African Ballon d’Or:

Year 1990:
Player of the year: Roger Milla (Cameroon)

Photo From: France Football, Issue 2335, January 8, 1991
(Roger Milla)

France Football’s French Awards:

Year 1983:
Player of the year: Alain Giresse (Bordeaux)
Club of the year: Paris St. Germain
Foreign Player of the year: Safet Susic (Yugoslavia and Paris St. Germain)

Photo From: France Football, Issue 1968, December 27, 1983
(Bordeaux’s Alain Giresse)

Events and Consequences, Part Twenty

1- Event:
Heribert Weber’s dispute with Austria Manager Josef Hickersberger
He had had a row with Hickersberger over his position on the field and other issues.

Apparently, the problems started before Austria’s crucial qualifier vs. East Germany on November 15, 1989 (3-0 win for Austrians).
Weber had dental surgery days before and Hickersberger did not want to risk him to start but chose to have him on the bench. Weber felt he could play and was determined to start and this in some way had led to a rift between the two.
On February 2, 1990, had was formally dropped from the World Cup squad.
Austria’s Heribert Weber missed the chance to participate in the 1990 World Cup, which would have been his third. (after 1978 and 1982)

Photo From:  Panini World Cup, 1982
(Heribert Weber)

Photo From:  Panini World Cup, 1978
(Josef Hickersberger)

2- Event:
France’s Ibrahim Ba being excluded from France’s 1998 World Cup Finals squad.

In 1997, France and Bordaeux’s Ibrahim Ba was the toast of France and was being groomed to be one of the stars of the upcoming World Cup in France in 1998.
His transfer to AC Milan in the summer of 1997, could have helped but he joined a team in decline and his form suffered.
Ba was one of the six players who were cut in the last minute from France’s Final 28 players to make the final cut of 22 (Nicolas Anelka was also another).
His career spiraled down from then on and he was loaned to teams such as Perugia and Olympique Marseille but was unable to recover his previous form.
He even ended up playing in the Swedish league with Djuurgarden.
As a gesture of goodwill, AC Milan President Silvio Berlusconi signed him in 2007. He made no appearances (in the League) and retired at the end of the season.
Many have traced the root of his problems to the disappointment of being cut in such a fashion.

Photo From:  Onze-Mondial, Issue 103, August 1997
(Ibrahima Ba at Ac Milan, 1997/98)

3- Event:
West German striker Dieter Muller’s poor match in the Champions Cup for Bordeaux vs. Dnepr

Bordeaux faced USSR’s Dnepr Dniepropetrovsk at home in the quarterfinals of the Champions Cup on March 6, 1985.
Bordeaux’s West German striker Dieter Muller had been having an excellent season up to that point forming a successful striking partnership with Bernard Lacombe up front.
In this crucial quarterfinal, Bordeaux were awarded a penalty kick. Muller was charged with taking it and he missed. After that his confidence waned and he missed many more chances.
This match was the catalyst for his poor end of the season and he was hardly his old confident self.
At the end of the season the veteran was shipped out (after 3 succssful seasons) to Switzerland and Grasshoppers Zurich by Club President Claude Bez.
In his place Bez signed another West German veteran, Werder Bremen’s Uwe Reinders.

Photo From:  France Football, Issue 2031, March 12, 1985
(Dieter Muller missing a penalty kick and other chances, March 6, 1985, Champions Cup, Bordeaux 1-Dnepr 1)

Photo From:  France Football, Issue 2031, March 12, 1985
(Diagram of Dieter Muller’s missed chances, March 6, 1985, Champions Cup, Bordeaux 1-Dnepr 1)

4- Event:
Argentina goalkeeper Hugo Gatti desire to leave Argentina’s training camp in 1978.

In February 1978, just months before the World Cup, Argentina goalkeeper Hugo Gatti requested a month vacation to heal his damaged knee.
It must be remembered that the squad were sequestered in a training camp to prepare for the World Cup.
Argentina Manager Cesar Luis Menotti deemed his demand excessive and excluded him from the squad. Menotti felt Gatti’s demands compromised the World Cup preparations.
Gatti missed the chance to play in a World cup on home soil.

Photo From:  Mondial, new series, issue 40, July 1983
(Cesar Luis Menotti)

Photo From:  World Soccer, December 1992
(Hugo Gatti)

5- Event:
Mario Corso’s dispute with Gianni Rivera in 1966.

Italian National Team Manager Edmondo Fabbri decided to leave out Internazionale Milano’s Mario Corso from the 1966 World Cup Finals squad.
Corso missed the chance to participate in the World Cup for the second time.
In 1962 he had also been excluded after a dispute with National Team Manager Fabbri.

Photo From: Ferrero 66-67
(Mario Corso)

Photo From:  Ferrero 66-67
(Gianni Rivera)