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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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Flying the flag

My name is Brian Wolff, or to my online friends ‘Baku Brian.’ Chelsea fans probably know me as Vice Chair, Chelsea in America, or the head of Chelsea Chicago Supporters Club. I also serve as the Overseas Representative on the Chelsea Fans Forum. But there’s one job that brings me great joy (or creative pain, […]

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The Battle of Bramall Lane

On the face of it a match between promotion contending West Bromwich Albion and midtable Sheffield United in the second tier of the English professional game had nothing to suggest that it would become infamous throughout world football. The date was Saturday 16th March 2002. The home team, Sheffield United managed by boyhood Blade, Neil […]

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Football Pride

Let’s not kid ourselves that racism has been banished from football, but the subject is at least being addressed. Eventually, the governing bodies are taking it seriously and have a scale of punishments that are being applied. Moreover, whenever there is an incidence of racism, there is an outcry from all quarters as we’ve seen […]

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The North Bank, Highbury

“Write something about Arsenal please, Dave. Ideally from the Highbury days, the ‘good old days’ they say. That should be easy for you!” That is 3Retro’s polite way of calling me old of course, but sadly they are not wrong, and my memory of Highbury goes back to my first visit in November 1976, aged […]

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Vintage Villa

“Shaw, Williams prepared to venture down the left. There’s a great ball played in for Tony Morley. It must be. It is! Peter Withe!” ITV commentator Brian Moore These were the words that Villa fans heard from legendary ITV commentator Brian Moore during the 1982 European Cup final in what was our finest moment as […]

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Part 10

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 home straight to the title race starts here. […]

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European Goals Galore

Following on from previous blogs featuring the high-scoring games in the English Premier and Football Leagues, we take a look at another collection of goal-crazy matches, this time in the main ‘super-heavyweight’ European leagues of Germany’s Bundesliga, Spain’s La Liga, and Italy’s Serie A from the early 90’s to the mid 2000s. Just after Christmas […]

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Tangerine & Graphite is the colour

After the conclusion of the 1993/94 season the contract between Chelsea and sponsors Commodore / Amiga came to an end after seven years. A new sponsorship deal was confirmed with American lager giants ‘Coors’ in the summer of 1994. A time when football shirts lasted for two seasons and the home kit would remain the […]

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FA Cup: Record Breakers

The Football Association Challenge Cup was the first knock out competition of its type when it was founded back in 1871 and it remains the oldest cup competition in World football. Over 150 years have passed but the magic of the cup is still extremely strong with over 700+ teams battling it out to ultimately […]

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