Match

Wales 1 Scotland 1 1985

During World Cup qualification for Mexico 1986, British rivals Wales and Scotland clashed at Ninian Park in the final group game with both teams needing points to qualify. Manchester United forward Mark Hughes put the Welsh one goal to the good after just 13 minutes before Rangers Davie Cooper equalised from the spot with 10 […]

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Roker Roar

The old Roker Park stadium was home to Sunderland AFC for 99 years before they moved to the new ‘Stadium of Light’ purpose built all seater stadium in 1997. Built in 1898, the ground underwent major development in the 20’s and 30’s which nearly bankrupt the Black Cats at the time but the investment would […]

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Footballing Icons: Duncan EDWARDS

Manchester United and England international Duncan Edwards was tragically taken too soon aged just 21 when he sadly passed away shortly after the Munich air disaster in 1958. In his five years as a professional footballer at Old Trafford he helped the Reds win two league titles and amassed 177 appearances, scoring 21 goals from midfield. Whilst […]

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Red Hotspur

England international forward Paul Walsh enjoyed four years at Anfield and White Hart Lane during his professional career. As a red he won the league title in 1986 with Liverpool before moving down the Capital City in 1988 to join Tottenham Hotspur for £500,000. As an hotspur he lifted the FA Cup in 1991 under […]

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Match

West Ham United 2 1860 Munich 0

Wembley Stadium hosted the 1965 European Cup Winners Cup final between England’s 1964 FA Cup winners West Ham United who faced West Germany’s DFB-Pokal Cup winners 1860 Munich. It was the first European final for both sides and 98k supporters packed out the Empire Stadium as it was called back then. The reach the final […]

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Polls

Best Kit Manufacturer

The football shirt started from humble beginnings, from a knitted wool material taking it’s plain and traditional styling from Cricket uniforms. By the end of 1800’s, panelling began to appear and clubs would distinguish themselves not only by colour but by quarters, stripes and sashes. Umbro we’re the early pioneers in the 50’s with regards […]

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International Goals Galore

The early days of association football saw a mainly attacking and free flowing goal scoring game. There were many high scoring matches with double figure scorelines and one-sided thrashings. The first official ‘international’ game took place in 1872 between Scotland and England and it ended in a 0-0 draw. England were chiefly one of the […]

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QUIZ: Top players from the 90’s

Did you grow up watching Gazzetta Football Italia, Saint & Grievsie and Football Fantasy League with Skinner and Baddiel? If so, then this is the quiz for you. You’ve got 12 minutes to match up 100 footballers from the 1990’s based on the team they played for and the nationality they represented. Test your 90’s […]

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Dream Team

Michael Laudrup of Denmark was signed by Johan Cryuff from Juventus in 1989. He was one of the restricted three foreign players allowed in the team, alongside Dutch defender Ronald Koeman and Bulgarian striker Hristo Stoichkov, who were the pillars of the Barça “Dream Team”, along with rising stars Pep Guardiola, José Mari Bakero, and Txiki Begiristain. He made 166 appearances and scored […]

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Manchester City 2 Górnik Zabrze 1

AT the Praterstadion in Vienna 1970, Manchester City beat Górnik Zabrze in the European Cup Winners’ Cup Final to win their first and only European title to date. Manchester City had qualified for the Cup Winners’ Cup after beating Leicester City in the 1969 FA Cup Final, whereas Polish side Górnik Zabrze had beaten Legia Warsaw in the respective 1969 Polish […]

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