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International Goals Galore

The early days of association football saw a mainly attacking and free flowing goal scoring game. There were many high scoring matches with double figure scorelines and one-sided thrashings. The first official ‘international’ game took place in 1872 between Scotland and England and it ended in a 0-0 draw. England were chiefly one of the […]

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Footballing Icons: Johan CRUYFF

The Dutch attacking midfield maestro was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1947. He made his debut for his hometown club Ajax in 1964 and turned around their fortunes, becoming a dominant force domestically and on the continent with three consecutive European Cup titles between 1971-1973. On a individual level Johan was awarded the Ballon […]

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Cruyff and Me: A 40-Year Love Affair

When you’re 12 or 13 years old, you have heroes. You have infatuations. You want to emulate and imitate. In 1972, that might have meant sticking platform shoes on or glitter in your hair. Or pretending to be Dutch. To most people, Holland was a flat country with windmills and people wearing clogs. But in […]

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Argentina 3 Holland 1

Hosts nation Argentina defeated Holland 3-1 after extra time to win the World Cup for the first time with a brace from Mario Kempes. SHOP the Argentina 1978 shirt here

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Classic Encounters: Scotland 3 Holland 2 World Cup 1978

At the World Cup in Argentina 1978, Scotland’s team was brimming with talent with the likes of Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness, Archie Gemmill and Joe Jordan in the squad making them fifth favourites with the bookies to lift the Jules Rimet trophy just behind hosts Argentina, Brazil, West Germany and Holland. However, it seemed that […]

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