Match

England 2 Wales 2

Don Revie’s Three Lions clashed with Mike Smith’s Welsh Dragons in a international friendly at Wembley back in 1975. The late David Johnson scored a brace on his England debut to open the scoring, the Ipswich Town striker then levelled the scores at 2-2 after goals from John Toshack and Arfon Griffiths had put Wales […]

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Gallery

Espana 82

England fans enjoy watching the Three Lions take part in the 1982 World Cup finals held in Spain. Ron Greenwood’s England returned home from the 1982 World Cup finals an unbeaten side, having conceded just one goal in the five games they played. The tournament was eventually won by Italy, who defeated West Germany 3–1 in the final. […]

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Wembley Archives

The last few weeks have seen League 1 and 2 teams join the remaining non-league sides in the first two rounds of the Football Association Challenge Cup, with clubs hoping that they are starting on their road to Wembley. Exactly one hundred years ago clubs at the same stage would have been starting out on […]

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The Highlight Reel: Gary Lineker at Mexico 86

Gary Lineker. You remember him. Fox in the box. One of the finest strikers this country has ever produced. Scorer of 329 goals for club and country. And what’s even more impressive is that you can’t remember any of them. You see, Lineker was the absolute master of scoring rubbish goals. Bucket loads of them. […]

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Polls

Greatest England Shirt

Over the decades, classic sportswear brands like Admiral, Bukta and Umbro have all designed and manufactured some great England shirts adorning the Three Lions across the chest. From the simple and clean styling of the 66 and 70 shirts to the iconic designs from the Espana 82 and Italia 90 World Cup’s, which one would […]

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Viva Espana

Somewhere in my parents sparse collection of family photos, there’s a snap of me aged 6 in our back garden, in that most traditional of football poses; arms folded, one foot resting assuredly on a ball, sternly but proudly staring at the camera. I’d just been given my first England kit and I wanted this […]

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World Cup Countdown

32 Nations from 5 confederations will all compete in the first World Cup finals in it’s 92 year history to be held in the Arab World. The FIFA World Cup has taken place on 21 occasions so far with Brazil being the most successful nation winning 5 titles to date with Germany and Italy behind […]

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Gallery

Lily Parr: Football Trailblazer

Lily Parr was a pioneer, a trailblazer and a maverick of the women’s game. Originally the prolific goal scorer started her footballing career as a left back playing for her local side, St Helens Ladies where she amassed over 100 appearances. Shortly after the outbreak of World War 1, Lily aged just 14 started work […]

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Player Q&A

90 seconds with Chris ‘Kirky’ Kirkland

The 6ft 6inch stopper made a promising start to his professional career at Highfield Road under the guidance of veteran Sky Blues keeper Steve Ogrizovic. He soon impressed Coventry City manager Gordan Strachan who gave the young 18 year old his debut in the first team back in 1999 and by the end of the […]

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Women’s football: 50 years in the wilderness.

The women’s game has certainly gone through a rollercoaster ride throughout the decades. Starting with the first women’s game taking place between the North and South of England back in 1895. The outbreak of World War 1 in 1914 had a big impact on the women’s game when men’s competitive football stopped in England with […]

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