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Mud, Blood and Studs.

It’s all about origins – whether through work, friendships, or eventual relationships – the question about your family background always comes up. Most often, you mention your parents and where they are from. Or you might talk about your grandparents, especially if they came from another country, or discuss where you’ve lived and why. However, […]

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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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Quiz: Champions League Final Goal Scorers

Since it’s inception back in 1993, the Champions League final has produced 13 winners with the mighty Real Madrid winning it seven times and El Classico rivals Barcelona lifting it four. Both Bayern Munich and AC Milan have won it three times also. Not only has Cristiano Ronaldo made the most appearances and scored the […]

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Football, War and The Military

I have always been fascinated by the relationship that football has with the military and the part it has and continues to play during times of conflict. This led me to be a co-founder of the Football and War Network, that is a diverse group of historians and fellow travellers from many different backgrounds and […]

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One final, one title

Swindon Town shocked the football world back in 1969 when they beat Arsenal 3-1 in the League Cup final to win the trophy for the first and only time in their history. Only three other clubs in the history of the League Cup have played in one final and lifted the trophy, can you name […]

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Chelsea in the 90’s

1990-91 My first live game watching my beloved Chelsea was on the opening day of the 1990/91 season against Derby County at Stamford Bridge. On that day, I got to see Chelsea’s first million pound players make their debuts in Dennis Wise and Andy Townsend who had arrived from Wimbledon and Norwich City respectively. The […]

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