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Adam Hurrey

Adam Hurrey is a freelance football writer for ESPN and the Telegraph, among others, and the author of the book Football Clichés.

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14:25
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Will We See More Memorable Moments Like This When Chelsea Take On Barcelona?
Adam Hurrey
The Sportsman Reporter
1) Zola’s big dipper, 2000 Chelsea’s pre-Abramovich flourishes of the late 1990s made for some memorable European evenings at Stamford Bridge - Mark Hughes’ late…
08:55
Football
football
Freeze-Frames, Laser-Beams And A Thousand Camera Angles
Adam Hurrey
The Sportsman Reporter
As Sky’s virtual cameraman swooped into position, there was a Carragherian pause of nearly six seconds. Even by the atomic-level standards of scrutiny that define…
12:36
Football
football
Who Can Forget Playing Football With A Crushed Up Coke Can!
Adam Hurrey
The Sportsman Reporter
“The ball is round”, the famous German coach Sepp Herberger once said. He had obviously not experienced a sponge ball after the Easter holidays, nor…
14:42
Football
football
There Have Been Some Classic Encounters Between These Two Sides...
Adam Hurrey
The Sportsman Reporter
10) Romario strikes in vain, 1997 A cult classic, as far as tournaments go, Le Tournoi served three primary functions: 1) allowing England some senior…
15:27
Football
football
Adam Hurrey's Top 10: The Very Best Of Neville Southall
Adam Hurrey
The Sportsman Reporter
Football fans of a certain vintage face a very particular frustration of convincing younger generations about their footballing heroes. With goalkeepers, the job is even…
09:34
Football
football
Dare You Enter The World Of Peter Drury?
Adam Hurrey
The Sportsman Reporter
“WHAT IS FOOTBALL, IF NOT FOR DREAMING!” Not my words, but the words of Peter Drury, during a 1-0 win for Stoke at Watford in…
15:29
Football
football
Adam Hurrey Picks His Favourite Wikipedia Photos Of Star Footballers
Adam Hurrey
The Sportsman Reporter
It's a freelancer's flaky best friend, a constant source of topical mischief, but also occasionally just a faithful reflection of how things stand. Wikipedia and…
15:01
Football
football
Adam Hurrey Analyses The Intriguing World Of Football Manager Handshakes
Adam Hurrey
The Sportsman Reporter
Some Premier League controversies burn twice as bright for half as long. This late-summer glut of dangerously high boots, for example, won’t be remembered by…
13:13
Football
football
Adam Hurrey's Top 10 Footballing Units Of Measurement
Adam Hurrey
The Sportsman Reporter
10) A whisker The whisker has gradually edged out the “lick of paint” as the standard unit of measurement for an attempt at goal which…
09:16
Football
football
What's Your Favourite?
Adam Hurrey
The Sportsman Reporter
10) Back-spinning the ball to set it for a free kick There are two seemingly insignificant things a non-goalkeeper takes undue pleasure in doing if…
14:16
Football
football
Ten Memorable Charity/Community Shield Moments
Adam Hurrey
The Sportsman Reporter
Pat Jennings scores from his own penalty area, 1967
11:17
Football
football
Shirt Sponsors That Belong In A Bygone Age
Adam Hurrey
The Sportsman Reporter
The last 25 years of the Premier League (which itself represented a bookend between one footballing era and another) have brought with them various shifts…
14:43
Sports
sports
10 Sky Sports Channels That Don't Exist, But Really Should
Adam Hurrey
The Sportsman Reporter
This summer has now become a landmark one in the significant history of the UK’s gargantuan sports broadcaster. Sky Sports are rebranding their numbered channels…
11:56
Football
football
Perfect Examples Of How To Score In 10 Different Ways
Adam Hurrey
The Sportsman Reporter
I don’t know if you’ve ever searched YouTube for “best goal ever” but the results are about as far from conclusive as it gets. The…
09:11
Football
football
How Many Of These Classics Do You Remember?
Adam Hurrey
The Sportsman Reporter
10) The Hurricanes
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