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Away Days: Football Specials

The Football Special was the common mode of transport for thousands of football fans up and down the breadth of British Isles during the 70’s and 80’s. These specially chartered inter-city trains on the British Rail network would ferry supporters to away games.

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Quiz

Quiz: How many can you name?

On this day in 1989, Scotland U16’s faced Saudi Arabia U16’s in the FIFA World Cup final at Hampden Park in front of a 50kstrong crowd. Despite going two goals to the good within 25 minutes the home side we’re pegged back to 2-2. Extra time couldn’t separate the two teams which meant the game […]

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Polls

Goal of the season 90/91

Each First Division manager gets to nominate his favourite strike of the season from his own team in the ITV end of season goal of the season competition. Some high quality strikes on show but which one gets your vote? SHOP the 90’s retro collection at 3Retro.com

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When The Yanks tamed El Tri

The United States’ improbable run through the 2002 World Cup was highlighted by the most important victory in team history. Today marks the 20-year anniversary of the 2-0 win over Mexico in the Round of 16, which gave the team its first knockout-round victory and confirmed the Dos a Cero legend. This victory helped the […]

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The ten greatest players to never grace a World Cup

The World Cup is described as the greatest trophy in football and often regarded the place to see the best players in the world battle it out. While we’ve been treated to players like Pele and Maradona there are many players deemed legendary who never had the chance to grace the field during a World […]

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Match

West Germany 3 England 2

The quarter final of the Mexico 1970 World Cup saw an eagerly awaited re-run of the final from 1966. West Germany had qualified for the knock stages after winning all three group games against Peru, Bulgaria and Morocco and therefore topping Group 4. Whereas the Three Lions finished runners up in Group 3 behind Brazil […]

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World in Motion

The iconic World Cup anthem from Italia 90, ‘World in Motion’ was co-written and performed by rock band New Order and actor Keith Allen. The supporting act included first rate rapping from John Barnes and world class miming from Beardsley, Gascoigne, Waddle, Steve McMahon and Des Walker. Sit back, reminisce and enjoy…………… Well, some of the crowd are […]

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Finale

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. Nine games. Nine games remain to rewrite history. Nine […]

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Match

Wales 1 Scotland 1 1985

During World Cup qualification for Mexico 1986, British rivals Wales and Scotland clashed at Ninian Park in the final group game with both teams needing points to qualify. Manchester United forward Mark Hughes put the Welsh one goal to the good after just 13 minutes before Rangers Davie Cooper equalised from the spot with 10 […]

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Footballing Icons: 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 midfield. Whilst […]

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