How 'ruthless' Liverpool owners delivered stability and success
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The Athletic's David Ornstein reflects on Liverpool’s incredible title triumph, bringing you insight on how their owners turned a dream into reality.

Stuart Webber, former Director of Recruitment at Anfield and now director of football at Norwich City, tells us about the hunger for success he witnessed first hand on Merseyside, with some great detail on John W Henry.

From David's column column this week, hear how a top young player looks set to leave Arsenal.

Also news on the future of Nathan Ake with our Bournemouth writer Peter Rutzler.

And will Eric Dier be offered a new contract at Spurs? The Athletic’s Charlie Eccleshare will offer the latest on that and also the reasons behind a difficult relationship between Jose Mourinho and Tanguy Ndombele.

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Greatest Games: Borussia Dortmund 3 Fortuna Koln 1, 1986
On this episode of Greatest Games, Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller are joined by Uli Hesse as they remember the 1985-86 Bundesliga relegation/promotion playoff which could’ve seen Borussia Dortmund drop out of the top-flight. Uli, Jonathan and Marcus discuss the troubles facing of German football in the 80s, the remarkable desperate situation Borussia Dortmund found themselves in and the chaotic scenes which helped ensure their survival. About the panel: Jonathan Wilson ( founded The Blizzard in 2011 and is editor of the magazine. He’s contributed to a number of publications including the Guardian and Sports Illustrated as well as having authored  Behind the Curtain, Inverting the Pyramid, The Outsider, Angels with Dirty Faces and most recently The Names Heard Long Ago, among others.  Marcus Speller ( is a host of the Football Ramble podcast as well as Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers. Marcus also regularly hosts our live Q&A events across the country alongside Jonathan. Uli Hesse is an author and journalist who has written extensively on German football, with books including Tor! The Story of German Football, Bayern: Creating a Global Superclub and Building the Yellow Wall: The Incredible Rise and Cult Appeal of Borussia Dortmund. Subscribe to our quarterly magazine:  Twitter:  Facebook:  Instagram:
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