It was touching recently to see an interview with Manny Steward and Tommy Hearns, not long before the great trainer died; the empathy between them clearly had survived the particular pressures of their sport.
When Manchester United swarm forward in the red blur that all sides fear, the Old Trafford congregation's roar becomes a simple chant that sums up the club's DNA: "Attack, Attack, Attack, Attack, Attack!"
Marco Verratti could be the next little gem to be signed by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
There is plenty of doom and gloom around Stamford Bridge in the press at the moment. After Champions League departure and the replacement of popular Roberto Di Matteo with universally unpopular Rafa Benitez the club has attracted negative headlines. However on the plus side the club is still in the running for a remarkable season...
The Manchester derby sees the top two in the Premier League pitted against each other, with United keen to avenge their two league losses from last year, and City keen to go top of the league.
The Moroccan winger has yet to get a run in Rodger's side, with impressive youngsters and adaptable older players taking his position on the left flank. Could he break into the starting team over the next month?
Asker midfielder Vajebah Sakor has emerged as one of Europes top talents. The 16-year-old has represented Rosenborg in this seasons NextGen Series and been one of the tournaments stand-out performers. So just who is he?
The Mexican side are entering their second Club World Cup in a row and after disappointing at the quarter-final stage in 2011 this year they think they can go all the way.
Still reeling from the Port Said stadium massacre in February this is a chance for the Egyptian side and African champions to write a new and prosperous chapter in their history books.
The South Korean side have Asian footballer of the year Lee Keun-Ho in their ranks and he will be hoping to give his fans the right send off before embarking on his two year military service.