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First XI: Cup final thrashings

Robin Hackett | February, 28 2013

After Swansea's demolition of Bradford in the League Cup, we select a First XI cup final trouncings.

First XI: Heroes to zeros

Robin Hackett | February, 14 2013

As Chelsea kick off their Europa League campaign, First XI examines the other European finalists to make an early exit.

Rewind to 1970: Magic vs Method

Robin Hackett | February, 6 2013

Robin Hackett rewinds to 1970, when England faced Brazil in one of football's most enduring clashes.

First XI: The art of rabona

Robin Hackett | January, 17 2013

After Wiyam Amashe scored a stunner, we pay tribute to the rabona in this week's First XI.

Hackett: Doing it by the book

Robin Hackett | January, 17 2013

Robin Hackett was at the Grand Connaught Rooms as the FA looked back at the foundation of the modern game.

First XI: A failure to read the rules

Robin Hackett | December, 13 2012

First XI picks out a selection of those who have suffered embarrassment after failing to read the rules.

First XI: Super-subs

Robin Hackett | November, 13 2012

After Javier Hernandez and Edin Dzeko's weekend contributions, we pick out a First XI super-subs.

First XI: Goal celebrations

Robin Hackett | November, 1 2012

After Luis Suarez's swan dive, First XI picks out a selection of the finest celebrations seen in England.

The Mavericks: Socrates

Robin Hackett | October, 18 2012

In the final edition of The Mavericks, Robin Hackett profiles Socrates, the doctor who helped cure Brazil.

First XI: Off the ball

Robin Hackett | October, 10 2012

With Van Persie and Huth in the news, First XI picks out a selection of notable off-the-ball incidents.

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