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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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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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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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Big Jim

Imposing defender, Jim Holton was born on 11th April 1951 in Scotland. The centre back spent his early career at West Bromwich Albion but unfortunately he didn’t get the breakthrough at The Hawthorns. After being released by WBA, Jim finally made his professional debut for Shrewsbury Town in 1972 and he established himself as a […]

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Flat Cap Keeper

World War 1 veteran Billy Mercer would find this muddy pitch luxury compared to the trench conditions that he served within during war time. The Huddersfield Town goalkeeper made 71 appearances for The Terriers is ready for action in 1924-28. Mud baths, flat caps, jumper and no gloves was the norm back then.

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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 […]

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European Cup Kings

Chelsea’s first taste of European success came in 1971 when they beat the mighty Real Madrid in the European Cup Winners Cup final. Peter Osgood scored the vital goal in the replay for Dave Sexton’s Blues to give them a 2-1 victory. Along the way Chelsea had previously dispatched Aris FC, CSKA Sofia, Club Brugge […]

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Ayresome Park

Stuart Roy Clarke from Homes of Football brilliantly captures Boro fans on the standing terraces of Ayresome Park in the 90’s watching the match. The stadium was designed by famous architect Archibald Leitch and was opened in 1903, it remained the home ground for Middlesbrough FC until they moved to the modern all seater Riverside Stadium in […]

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Gazza The Gooner

Arsenal vs International XI Paul Merson Testimonial Match Highbury, Wednesday May 8th 1996 The teams at the start were Arsenal International XI Seaman Miklosko Dixon Wilkins Winterburn Rix Hoddle Gullit Linighan Bilic Adams O Leary Platt Kanchelskis Merson Le Tissier Bergkamp Nicholas Gascoigne Jess Wright Waddle Final score: Arsenal (4) 8 – 5 (0) International […]

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Clough & Taylor

Brian Clough and Peter Taylor was a match made in heaven. The pair had a unique style and partnership in the dressing room which helped perform miracles out on the pitch. Starting out at 4th Division Hartlepool United in 1965, the management pairing transformed Pools plight which prompted 2nd Division Derby County to appoint the […]

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