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The RSSSF Archive - The Best of Rec.Sport.Soccer

The RSSSF Archive - The Best of Rec.Sport.Soccer


  • General Information and History
  • Technical Aspects
  • Players, Managers and Clubs
  • Match Reports and Comments
  • Football Related Issues
  • Football Views
  • Stories
  • Football and Other Sports
  • Humor and Satire
  • Flames
  • Snippets

  • Recent Additions
  • About this document

  • General Information and History

  • RSS FAQ (maintained by Thomas Esamie)
  • RSS Mailinglist List (maintained by Thomas Esamie)
  • "Soccer" And Other Words of the Game (by Garry Archer)
  • Formations And Positions
  • Ancient Origins of the Game (by Garry Archer)
  • Modern Origins of the Game (by Garry Archer)
  • FA Cup Trivia I (by Garry Archer, et al)
  • FA Cup Trivia II (by Garry Archer)
  • Olympic and World Cup Trivia (by Garry Archer, Stephen Halchuk)
  • The 1930 World Cup (by Augusto)
  • The 1950 World Cup (by Garry Archer)
  • Shaggy's World Cup 1994 FAQ (highlights)
  • Technical Aspects

  • Why There Are Draws (by Garry Archer)
  • Penalties and Shootouts (by Garry Archer, Dustin Christmann)
  • Best Method To Settle Tiebreaks (by Alan Douglas, Marcelo Weinberger, et al)
  • On Balls And Boots (Garry Archer, John Dunnicliff)
  • The Art of Refereeing (by Ariel Mazzarelli)
  • La Mano de Dios (by Ariel Mazzarelli)
  • A Debate On Diving and Cheating (by Ariel Mazzarelli, Karel Stokkermans, Steve Jones, et al)
  • Can WC Champions Qualify to Defend? (by Stephen Halchuk)
  • Thoughts on Catenaccio (by Daniele Paserman, "Riffster", J. Stephen Thompson)
  • Goalkeepers On The Edge: A Ref's View (by Bud Hinckley)
  • PK Shootout Statistics - International Tournaments (by Ll�o)
  • Players, Managers and Clubs

  • Alex Aguinaga (by Ariel Mazzarelli)
  • George Best (by Garry Archer)
  • Eric Cantona (by Stig Oppedal, "Snaps")
  • Brian Clough (by Garry Archer)
  • Dada / List Of Top Brazilian Strikers (by Manoel Mendon�a)
  • Enzo Francescoli (by Marcelo Weinberger)
  • Diego Maradona (by Ariel Mazzarelli, et al)
  • Ferenc Puskas, the Galloping Major (by Garry Archer et al)
  • Alvaro Recoba [in Spanish] (by "El Botija")
  • Bobby Robson (by Karel Stokkermans, Steve Jones)
  • Obdulio Varela (by Marcelo Weinberger)
  • Mantorras (by Petrovich)
  • Ladislav Kubala (by "gaborzinho")
  • Roberto Dinamite (by Lleo)
  • Baggio Baggino - Real Champions Win Our Hearts (by "Riffster")

  • Debate On "Hall Of Fame" Criteria (by Stephen Davies, Marcelo Weinberger, et al)
  • South American Greats (by Marcelo Weinberger)
  • Italian Greats (by Marco Paserman, e.a.)
  • Great Players Never To Appear In A World Cup (by Marcelo Weinberger, Loris Magnani)
  • The Oriundi (by Loris Magnani)
  • Hungarians Abroad (by "Gaborzinho")

  • Competitive Leagues (by Marco Paserman)
  • Fifty Great Clubs (by Karel Stokkermans et al.)
  • The Top Clubs In Europe (by Loris Magnani)
  • Pe�arol (by Marcelo Weinberger)
  • R�cing Club [in Spanish] (by Roberto Cano, Ariel Mazzarelli)
  • Vasco da Gama (by Lleo)
  • The Vasco-Flamengo Rivalry (by Lleo)
  • Argentina: Pre-WC Assessment (by Marcos Schieda)
  • Argentina: Post-WC Assessment (by Marcos Schieda)
  • Clubs Named After People (by "Petrovich", "Lleo", Marcos Schieda et al)
  • Match Reports and Comments

  • Great Comebacks
  • Greatest Game Ever
  • The 1953 England v Hungary matches (by Garry Archer e.a.)
  • Argentina and Brazil in the 1994 World Cup (by Daniel Windler)
  • Arsenal vs. Real Zaragoza, CWC Final 1995 (by Garry Archer)
  • Copa America 1995, Group Stage (by Ariel Mazzarelli)
  • Copa America 1995, Argentina v Brazil QF (by Ariel Mazzarelli, et al)
  • Copa America 1995, Semi-finals and Final (by Ariel Mazzarelli)
  • VIF v SIF, Norwegian League 1996 (by Stig Oppedal)
  • Euro 96 (by Ariel Mazzarelli, Garry Archer, Simon Gleave)
  • The 1996 Olympics (by Ariel Mazzarelli, et al)
  • Argentina's WC98 Qualifying Games (by Ariel Mazzarelli)
  • Paraguay v Colombia, WCQ 1997 (by Doug Green)
  • USA v Costa Rica, WCQ 1997 (by Howard Hamilton)
  • Germany v Brazil, pre-WC friendly 1998 (by Ariel Mazzarelli)
  • Brazil v Argentina, pre-WC friendly 1998 (Augusto)
  • An Evening With Roger Milla (by Stephen Halchuk)
  • Israel v Austria WCQ 2001 (by "Futbolmetrix")
  • WC 98: Golazos of the Day (by Ariel Mazzarelli)
  • Bolivia v Brazil WCQ 2001 (by Lleo)
  • World Cup Upsets (by Lleo, Petrovich, Riffster et al)
  • Corinthians vs. Cruzeiro (by Victoria Barrett)
  • WC 2002: Brazil vs Turkey (by Erdal Paskoy)
  • Groups of Death (by "Ll�o", Karel Stokkermans, Michael Hynes et al)
  • Vasco v Fluminense RJ State Final 2003 (by "Ll�o")
  • Football Related Issues

  • The Zambian Tragedy (by Soneka Kamuhuza)
  • Stadium Disasters (by Garry Archer, Colin Morris)
  • Racism and the Weah-Costa Incident
  • Racism In Europe and America
  • Hooliganism And Violence (by Garry Archer, Simon Gleave, et al)
  • Corruption In The Game (by Loris Magnani, Augusto, Ariel Mazzarelli)
  • Effects Of The Bosman Verdict
  • Middlesbrough: Football In Court (by Simon Gleave, Steve Jones, Steve Walker)
  • Effects Of The Increase Of Money In The Game
  • Pay Per View TV
  • Media and The Internet (by Ariel Mazzarelli)
  • NBC and the 1996 Olympics (by Ariel Mazzarelli, Mark Williams)
  • History of Usenet Soccer (by Jim Riley)
  • Totalitarian Football (by Zlata Militaru, Petrovich)
  • Songs About Football (by Stephen Halchuk)
  • A Tribute to Greycat Sharpclaw (Various)
  • Football Views

  • Head-to-Head Matches Between The "Classic Six" (by Loris Magnani, et al)
  • The Europe-South America Controversy (by Marcelo Weinberger, Ariel Mazzarelli)
  • A Debate On Europe v South America (by Mazzarelli, Weinberger, Stokkermans, Jones, Paserman, et al)
  • Decline of the Uruguayan National Team (by Marcelo Weinberger)
  • The 1966 World Cup And Other Controversies (by Weinberger, Morris, Mazzarelli, et al)
  • A Theorem On Conspiracy Theories (by Marco Paserman, et al)
  • World Cup 1974 from a Brazilian Perspective (by Augusto)
  • These Are The Days (by Ariel Mazzarelli)

  • The Milan of Capello (by Loris Magnani)
  • Developing Players v Buying Them (by Loris Magnani)
  • Norwegian Sports Journalism (by Stig Oppedal)
  • The Scandinavian Bronze Age (by Stig Oppedal)
  • A Canadian Fan's Rant (by Stephen Halchuk)
  • Down Where They Are Hard... (by Steve Jones)
  • Attitudes Towards MLS (by Oliver Tse, Dustin Christmann, et al)
  • Where Have You Gone Dynamo Dresden? (by steve d)
  • Brazilian Championship Stopped (by Ll�o et al)
  • Hungarian Football, Past & Present (by "gaborzinho")
  • Stories

  • Memoirs Of A Scot At The 1990 World Cup (by Morna J. Findlay)
  • Trip Report From The 1994 World Cup (by Gary Spain)
  • The Art Of Not Meeting Shaggy (by Stig Oppedal)
  • Meeting Other Netters (by Dustin Christmann, et al)
  • Inter v Milan - A Derby Story (by Paul Mettewie)
  • Loving The Game Despite It All (by Paul Mettewie)
  • How I Fell in Love With the Grand Old Lady (by "Futbolmetrix")
  • Brazil vs. Argentina - The Mother of All Derbies (by Victoria Barrett)
  • A Bad Day at Brighton (by Doan Nguyen)
  • Gaborzinho Unmasked (by Gaborzinho, Futbolmetrix, Sven Mischkies et al)
  • A Supporter's Diary (by Victoria Barrett)
  • It's a Long Way to Vallecano (by steve d)
  • The Significance of Easter (by Paul C)
  • Football and Other Sports

  • Chess And Football (by Adrian German, Ariel Mazzarelli, et al)
  • The 1996 "Steroid Bowl" (by Ariel Mazzarelli)
  • Four Matches And A False Idea (by Stig Oppedal)
  • Bull-fighting As A Dying Sport? (by Stig Oppedal)
  • Soccer And Tennis (by Augusto)
  • Time-outs? (by Ariel Mazzarelli, et al)
  • US Rivalries (by Dustin Christmann, et al)
  • Humor and Satire

  • Short Posts 1994
  • Short Posts 1995
  • Short Posts 1996
  • Short Posts 1997
  • Short Posts 1998
  • Short Posts 2001-02
  • WC 2002 Shorts (Various)

  • Comedy Moments
  • Other Ways to Play Football (by Garry Archer)
  • RSS Old Boys (by Karel Stokkermans)
  • Greslerium (by Garry Archer)
  • Stigkrates Tyrannus (by Stig Oppedal)
  • Moral World Cup Winners (by Ariel Mazzarelli)
  • World Cup Future Foretold (by Stephen Davies)
  • The Real Origins of Soccer, American Football, and Baseball (by Alan Douglas)
  • Fantasy Football Squads (by Stephen Davies, "PJS")
  • Some Other All-Time XI's (by Steve Jones, Marco Paserman)
  • Off-Topic Articles (by Ariel Mazzarelli)
  • Pacifica (by Ariel Mazzarelli, Dustin Christmann)
  • MLS Game (by "Munch")
  • Moon Football (Steve Jones, et al)

  • The FIFA Rankings (by Ariel Mazzarelli, et al)
  • The 1993 Diego Awards (by Stig Oppedal)
  • The 1995 Diego Awards (by Stig Oppedal)
  • The Horror of The 1994 World Cup Draw (by Stig Oppedal)
  • 1998 World Cup Draw (by Ariel Mazzarelli, et al)
  • Cantona Satire
  • Make Money Fast (by Ariel Mazzarelli)
  • Interviews (by Paul Mettewie, Stig Oppedal)
  • Etymology of "Blatter" (by Stephen Davies, et al)
  • Cagao and Other Unknown Brazilians (by Marcelo Weinberger)
  • Di Mendicato (by Ariel Mazzarelli)
  • A Modest Proposal (by Zlata Militaru)
  • German Match Report Kit (by Marco Paserman)
  • Monty Python All-Time XI (by "Riffster")
  • An Opportunity Wasted (by "Mario Mozzarella")
  • Pele at the 1950 World Cup (by Daniele Paserman)
  • Petar Kolakovic's Triumphant Return (by P Kolakovic)
  • Ruffster's Guide to the World Cup (by Paul Mettewie)
  • Unusual Team Names (by "Riffster", Sheridan Elliot et al)
  • Troll of the Century (by "Riffster", "Futbolmetrix", Renaud Dreyer et al)
  • All-Whine Squads (by "Riffster", Marcos Schieda)

  • WC 2002 Thread of the Future Foretold (by "Riffster")
  • Riffster's World Cup Ramblings (by "Riffster")
  • World Cup Trolling Guide (by "Riffster")
  • Which Club Would God Support? (by "Caspar", "Paul C", Karel Stokkermans et al)
  • Go Tee Pee, Jokers, and Other Bad Finnish Club Names (by "Ari")
  • Flames

  • Flames and One-Liners 1993-1996
  • Flames and One-Liners 1997
  • Flames and One-Liners 1998
  • Flames and One-Liners 2001-02
  • Flamewars: Rivalry (by Dustin Christmann, "Snaps")
  • RSS Posts Of The Week 1994 and 1995 (by Ariel Mazzarelli)
  • RSS Posts Of The Week 1996 (by Ariel Mazzarelli)
  • RSS Posts Of The Week 1997 (by Ariel Mazzarelli)
  • RSS Posts Of The Week 1998 (by Ariel Mazzarelli)
  • Good Advice (by Ariel Mazzarelli, Stig Oppedal and Marcelo Weinberger)
  • A Sensible Split of RSS (by Michael Ehli)
  • Typical RSS Discussions (by Paul Mettewie)
  • Phil Good, P.I., In "The Big Sweep" (by Stig Oppedal)
  • Snippets

  • WC 2002 Shorts (Marcelo Weinberger, Victoria Barret, Sheridan Elliot et al)
  • Snippets and Miscellaneous Posts 2003
  • Recent Additions

    New Files

  • Snippets and Miscellaneous Posts 2003
  • Vasco v Fluminense RJ State Final 2003 (by Ll�o)
  • Songs About Football (by Stephen Halchuk)
  • The Significance of Easter (by Paul C)
  • Brazilian Championship Stopped (by Ll�o et al)
  • Go Tee Pee, Jokers, and Other Bad Finnish Club Names (by "Ari")
  • Hungarian Football, Past & Present (by "gaborzinho")
  • PK Shootout Statistics - International Tournaments (by Ll�o)
  • A Tribute to Greycat Sharpclaw (Various)

  • About this document

    Prepared and maintained by Stig Oppedal and Sheridan Elliot for the RSSSF.
    Last updated: 15 Jun 2003

    All articles copyright their respective authors.
    (c) This compilation copyright RSSSF 1995/2003.

    Suggestions can be mailed to [email protected] (Sheridan Elliot).