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A Hitchhikers Guide to Away Days

New Year’s Day, 1980, my beloved Newcastle United take on Sunderland. No hangover for me as I’d just turned fourteen a few days before the big night. There was no public transport on, so me and my mate decided to walk to the Toon for the match. We didn’t have much choice really, as anyone […]

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Player Q&A

90 seconds with Kevin Ratcliffe

The Welsh international defender started his professional career at Everton and made his debut away to Manchester United at Old Trafford in 1977. The commanding central defender cemented his first team place in 1982 and just a year later was made club captain at just 23 years of age. Whilst captain, Ratcliffe won the FA Cup Final in […]

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Gallery

FA Cup Winners 1995

The Toffees toppled heavily fancied Manchester United in the 1995 FA Cup final. Everton won the match 1–0 via a headed goal by Paul Rideout, after Graham Stuart’s shot rebounded off the crossbar. Blues captain, Dave Watson was man of the match.

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Part 6

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 last update saw us nestling comfortably in second […]

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Player Q&A

90 seconds with Brian ‘Choccy’ McClair

The Scotland international started his professional career at Motherwell in 1981 before heading to his boyhood club, Glasgow Celtic. After a very successful spell with The Celts which included a SPL title and Scottish Cup win, Sir Alex Ferguson signed him for £850,000 to play for Manchester United where he spent the next 11-year’s of […]

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Quiz

Quiz: 90’s Winners

Test your 90’s football knowledge by naming the the winners of the key competitions and awards between 1990-1999? Take the test here and tell us what score you got!

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West Ham United’s Greatest Goals

Frank Lampard vs Everton – FA Cup Semi Final 1980 Let me talk to you about the 1980 FA Cup semi-final replay against Everton. On the previous Saturday, the teams had fought a well-contested draw at Villa Park. Both goalkeepers had a fine game and played a significant part in keeping their team in the […]

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Reminiscent Rams

I wasn’t born when the Derby County team assembled by Brian Clough stormed out of the second division and rose onto become the champions of England.  But my dad was and I’m surprised that he refrained from naming me Colin, Roy or Kevin, after one of his heroes. Brian Clough and Peter Taylor may have […]

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Gallery

Bobby Moore & Eusébio

Former World Cup winner and England captain Bobby Moore and Portuguese legend and former Ballon d’Or winner Eusébio both played for the International X1 team versus Chelsea in the John Dempsey’s testimonial back in 1980. What was the final score?

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Match

Germany 2 Holland 1

The 1974 World Cup final was contested by host nation West Germany and neighbours The Netherlands. Within just 2mins of the game starting and without the Germans actually touching the ball, talented Dutch number 14 Johan Cryuff burst into the German box and was brought down to give Holland an early spot kick which was […]

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