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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Part 2

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. There’s something about the first day of the season […]

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England 2 Scotland 0 1996

Back in 1996, the Tartan Army and the Three Lions locked horns in the group stages of the European Championships at Wembley Stadium. A header from Alan Shearer and a wonder goal from Paul Gascoigne gave England victory over the Auld enemy Scotland. SHOP the official England and Scotland retro collections at 3Retro.com

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey

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. The King is Dead, Long Live the King. After […]

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The Magic of Mexico 86

35 years ago today, on May 31, 1986, at around 11am local time, the eyes of the world were on the stunning Estadio Azteca in Mexico City for the opening ceremony of the 13th FIFA World Cup. The curious mix of semi-naked dancers, piñatas, military officers and a life-sized Pique were gone even before defending […]

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England Centurions

The first ever international match recognised by FIFA wasn’t a classic, ending in a goalless draw between England and Scotland. The game occurred in 1872 and pitted the Auld enemy against each in Glasgow. Since that date, 149 years of international matches have passed and the Three Lions have gone onto reach 15 World Cup […]

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The Magic of the Cup

When I was approached by The Hex Blog to write about the top five FA Cup Finals I was unsure which games to pick. My top five will be different to yours, some finals had so much going on I could write an entire blog about them, others were pretty forgetful to the neutral observer, […]

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