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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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West Ham United 2 Everton 1

In the semi-final of the 1980 FA Cup, West Ham United eventually beat Everton 2-1 in the replay after the two teams had battled out a 1-1 draw at Villa Park a few days earlier. Alan Devonshire opened the scoring for the Hammers early in extra-time before Bob Latchford equalised for the Toffees but it […]

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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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Polls

Greatest Football Boot Brand

Stylo Matchmakers, Gola and Dunlop classics we’re popular and affordable choices for budding footballers during the 60’s and 70’s. The 80’s was all about the modern classic, the Adidas Mundial and Puma Kings which have remained popular to this day. The 90’s saw major innovation from Adidas with the Predators and Nike introduced a rainbow […]

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Footballing Icons: Paul GASCOIGNE

The English midfield maverick grew up in Gateshead and it wasn’t long before his unique talents we’re spotted by his local team Newcastle United. Paul Gascoigne signed schoolboy terms with the team he supported as a boy in 1980 and by 1985 he was captaining the youth team to FA Youth Cup success which led […]

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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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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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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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Chelsea 4 Tottenham Hotspur 3

Back in 1994, former Spurs legend Glenn Hoddle managed his Chelsea side to victory over his former club in dramatic fashion at Stamford Bridge. Tottenham Hotspur took an early 2-0 lead after just 18 minutes courtesy of goals from Steve Sedgley and Jason Dozzell but the Blues fought back with goals from Mal Donaghy, Mark […]

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