Posts made in 2013

The FIFA Under-17 World Cup: The Second Round

The FIFA Under-17 World Cup: The Second Round

By on Oct 31, 2013 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

The odds against a Brazil/Nigeria final in the Under-17 World Cup are now shorter than a jockey. For all my talk of “dark horses” in this tournament, the second round revealed a gulf in pace, power, technique – and any other Alan Hansen-ism you might care to quote – between the Selecao, the Golden Eaglets and the rest. It was a curate’s egg of a second...

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Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Eighteen – Goal Of The Season, Courtesy Of Tony Morley

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Eighteen – Goal Of The Season, Courtesy Of Tony Morley

By on Oct 31, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

We’re into February of 1981 now and Aston Villa, unburdened as their main rivals for the Football League Championship were by the distractions of cup football, were starting to come into form. By the time of this match, a gap had opened up between Villa and Ipswich Town at the top of the table and the rest. Even Liverpool, the defending champions and...

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It’s Tough At The Bottom: Few Signs Of Panic Yet At Bristol City

It’s Tough At The Bottom: Few Signs Of Panic Yet At Bristol City

By on Oct 30, 2013 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

They know a thing or two about precipitous falls at Ashton Gate. In the years between 1976 and 1980, Bristol City lived the high life in the First Division of the Football League, but cost of staying there for that amount of time proved to be ruinous. Between 1980 and 1982 the club set a most unwanted record, becoming the first club to drop from the First to the...

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Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Seventeen – Derby & Luton Cancel Each Other Out

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Seventeen – Derby & Luton Cancel Each Other Out

By on Oct 30, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

By the end of January 1981 West Ham United had pulled clear at the top of the Second Division, opening up a near unassailable seven point lead at the top of the table. Below them, however, there was an almighty rush to join them at the top of the table with just four points seperating Notts County in second place in the table from Cambridge United in tenth place....

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