Gallery

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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Blog

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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Quiz

Quiz: England X1 in 90’s

During the 90’s, England’s national football team had mixed fortunes under the guidance and stewardship of managers Bobby Robson, Graham Taylor, Terry Venables, Glenn Hoddle and Kevin Keegan. The highs included reaching the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup finals in Italy and it almost came home in the 1996 European Championships. The lows will […]

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Match

England 3 Cameroon 2

On Sunday 1st July 1990, Bobby Robson’s Three Lions clashed with the Indomitable Lions from Africa in the Quarter Final of the World Cup in Naples. Heavy favourites England took the lead through David Platt but Cameroon came roaring back in the second half with two goals in three minutes from Kunde and Ekeke to put […]

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Icons

Footballing Icons: Johan CRUYFF

The Dutch attacking midfield maestro was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1947. He made his debut for his hometown club Ajax in 1964 and turned around their fortunes, becoming a dominant force domestically and on the continent with three consecutive European Cup titles between 1971-1973. On a individual level Johan was awarded the Ballon […]

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Blog

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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Player Q&A

90 seconds with Bob ‘Oh Ah’ Booker

After a success trial at third division Brentford, the 6ft 2inch midfielder / striker signed professional terms with the Bees and in return his former non-league side Bedmond Social received a set of tracksuits as payment. Aged 20, Bob made his professional debut in 1978 against his hometown side Watford. After a decade at Griffin […]

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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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Quiz

How many can you name?

Whether it be the Busby Babes, Fergie’s Fledglings or the Class of 92, Manchester United have always taken great pride in the development of their youth system and that has been rewarded with a record ten FA Youth Cup titles. The investment in youth has seen some amazing talent coming though the ranks, most notably […]

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Blog

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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