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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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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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Polls

Panini Vs Merlin

Plenty of pocket money and paper round wages we’re exchanged for a few packets of stickers each week at the local newsagents back in the day. Many of us will remember opening each pack with excitement and anticipation hoping for a new shiny to add to the sticker album rather than the swapsies pile ready […]

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Stateside Spurs

Through my involvement with Arlington Spurs, an official Tottenham supporters club in Northern Virginia, I get to learn the stories of how people came to support Spurs. Some were indoctrinated before they realized they had a choice in the matter by English (or anglophile) relatives, some randomly chose Spurs as their team during late-night games […]

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Quiz

Quiz: Name the player?

On this quiz you need to name the 30 fresh faced youngsters who have gone on to have successful football careers. You have 10 minutes to guess them all! Click here to PLAY!

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Match

Manchester City 3 Newcastle United 3

Back in 1996, Kevin Keegan’s title chasing Newcastle United dubbed ‘The Entertainers’ travelled the Maine Road to face a relegation threatened Manchester City side. Most gamblers would have had this down as a banker away win for the Magpies but Alan Ball’s Sky Blues put in a performance that defied their low league position. This […]

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Player Q&A

90 seconds with Richard ‘Shoza’ Shaw

After coming through the youth team system at Crystal Palace it wasn’t long before this young Eagle was making his league debut against Reading aged just 19. The defender soon established himself as a first team regular in the late 80’s before going on to make 207 appearances for the Eagles. During his time at […]

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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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