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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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The Miracle of Bern

In 1950 Germany was in a mess. The war-torn country was still trying to pick itself up following World War II. Football was slowly re-emerging in the late 1940s, but it took until 1950 for the German football structure to be fully functional, domestically and internationally. The German football association, DFB, officially re-formed on January […]

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Part 9

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 left the last instalment with the season just […]

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Speedo

Gary Andrew Speed was born in Mancot, North Wales on 8th September 1969. The talented sportsman was equally as proficient with a football at his feet as he was with a cricket ball in his hand. His football skills soon started attracting the attention of professional clubs whilst playing for Flintshire Schoolboys and his local […]

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The Class of 66

The inaugural FIFA World Cup was hosted by Uruguay in 1930 but the pioneers of football, England didn’t make an appearance at the finals until 1950 which was held in Brazil. Unfortunately for Walter Winterbottom’s men, they’re first appearance at the World Cup didn’t go as expected and they failed to get out of the […]

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Part 8

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 the last instalment with the triumphant return […]

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The Galloping Major

Hungary’s finest ever player and one of the greatest footballers to grace the FIFA World Cup, Ferenc Puskas was the figurehead of the ground breaking ‘Magical Magyars’ team that dominated world football in the early 1950s. Alas, the supreme distinction of being world champion eluded this magnificent forward after Hungary suffered a historic 3-2 loss […]

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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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