Lazio vs AC Milan

In May of 1994 AC Milan President Silvio Berlusconi stood beside Head Coach Fabio Capello as the pair held aloft the Champions League trophy, following Milan’s 4-0 destruction of Johan Cruyff’s FC Barcelona. Eight years into Berlusconi’s tenure as the controlling shareholder of the club, he was about to turn his hand to another form […]

New Kid In Town

On the 26th of May 1999 in the depths of the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona, ITV presenter Gary Newbon stands in front of Alex Ferguson to conduct a post-match interview following the climactic end of the 1999 Champions League Final against Bayern Munich. Newbon begins by almost shrieking his interviewee’s name, blurting out a […]

The Final Chapter

To wrap up the series we take a look at how the main protagonists in this story of season 92/93 finish out their domestic campaign after the completion of the Champions League Final. Rangers If exiting the Champions League wasn’t enough heartbreak for the Rangers support, the following week they would be dealt a further […]

Rossoneri Rumble

We have covered Marseille’s run to the Champions League group stages in this earlier preview article, as well as their Group A performances throughout the series, so let’s begin with a look at their opponents AC Milan and their season so far. In the summer of 92/93 Milan manager Fabio Cappello was preparing for his […]

Group A Preview

On Friday 6th November 1992 in Geneva, Switzerland Rangers entered into the draw for the group stages of the Champions League as British football’s first ever representative. In a completely open draw Rangers would be placed into Group A alongside Marseille, Club Brugge and CSKA Moscow, three teams who had ventured along very different journeys […]

The Origin Story

What had started as a burgeoning riptide under Graeme Souness in 1986 was now a fully formed tidal wave by 1992. Its genesis can be traced back to the stewardship of Chief Executive David Holmes in the mid-80s and the purchase of the club in 1988 by an enigmatic young businessman by the name of […]

The Revolution

For most British football fans looking back at the 90s, years that end in odd numbers usually represent summers without international tournament football that would otherwise bridge the gap between League campaigns.   The summer of 1995 is remembered rather more fondly in the town of Blackburn, as their football club had just completed its […]

EURO 96 Qualifying – Top 5 Goal Scorers

As part of our Euro 96 analysis we turn our attention to the qualification campaign that lead up to the tournament. Today we examine some of the top strikers of the era, focusing specifically on the top 5 scorers from qualifying. Number 5: Gianfranco Zola, Italy, 7 Goals At the time of the tournament Zola […]

Euro 96 Squad Analysis

On May the 22nd 1996 the Champions League Final between Ajax and Juventus, at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, would bring an end to the European Club football calendar for the 95/96 season. This allowed all 16 managers of the participating nations the opportunity to assess their available players, take part in pre-tournament training camps […]