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Greavsie. It’s a funny old game.

Beginnings at the Bridge Jimmy Greaves was born in Essex on the 20th February 1940 and the talented striker didn’t take too long to kick start his record breaking habit of scoring goals. Aged 15, Jimmy was snapped up by Chelsea and he was quick to make his mark in the youth ranks scoring a […]

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Quiz: Italia 90

We all have fond memories of Italia 90 from Pavarotti belting out Nessun Dorma, Toto Schillaci making scoring look easy, Roger Milla dancing away with the corner flags to Gazza’s moments of magic and tears. Test your memory with 30 questions about the FIFA World Cup in 1990 here SHOP the official FIFA World Cup […]

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Footballing Icons: Jurgen KLINSMANN

In Germany, his nickname was ‘flipper’ which is translated in deutsch is pinball machine due to his quick feet and boundless energy on the pitch. When he arrived in England, the tabloid newspapers labelled him ‘Der Dive Bomber’ for his reputation for being theatrical under a challenge but it wasn’t long before he won over […]

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Greatest Football Computer Games

What was your favourite football computer game growing up? Was it joystick action via Sensible Soccer or replicating the tricks of your favourite players on FIFA or Pro Evo. Or was you more of a football strategist, clicking your mouse to League titles and cup success playing Championship Manager or Top Eleven. Which one got […]

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Part 7

Sid Lambert is a 43-year-old man playing Retro Football Manager on his iPhone. He’s gone back to 1995/96 to take over Newcastle United and put right what once went wrong: beat Manchester United to the title. And he’d love it if he beat them. Love it. We ended our last instalment with a performance at […]

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Mersey Paradise

Liverpool’s Roger Hunt and Everton’s Ray Wilson parade the Jules Rimet Trophy around Goodison Park after they both helped England to World Cup success back in 1966.

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Player Q&A

90 seconds with Paul ‘King Canners’ Canoville

After a tough start to life, Paul Canoville became the first black player to join Chelsea back in December 1981 when he was signed from non-league Hillingdon Borough for just £5k. The pacer winger made his debut for the Blues four months later coming on as a substitute for Clive Walker away at Crystal Palace. […]

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Footballing Icons: Jimmy GREAVES

Jimmy GREAVES The England 1966 World Cup winner was goal machine for club and country racking up an incredible 439 goals. He also broke a few records along the way and still holds the title as Spurs all time leading goal scorer. He fully deserves his place in the English Football Hall of Fame.

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Fabrique Belgique

Football can be a deplorable beast. An errant refereeing decision, egregious defending or a sickeningly undeserved away-goal winner plundered by opposition who’ve scarcely threatened a shot on target over the entire two legs, can put an instant cock-blocker on a seemingly fertile season. Any long-sufferer of the heady irrelevance that is our ‘beautiful game’ will […]

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90 seconds with David ‘Speedo’ Speedie

Born in Scotland but raised in Yorkshire, Speedie worked as a coalminer before signing professional terms with Barnsley in 1978. Without having scored a single goal for Barnsley in 21 appearances, he was off to Darlington where his talent was apparent to Chelsea Manager John Neal, who signed him for £80,000 in May 1982. In his five year spell at Stamford Bridge […]

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