Posts made in 2013

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Ten – Liverpool Back On Top… For Now

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Ten – Liverpool Back On Top… For Now

By on Oct 22, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

The first weekend of December saw Liverpool leading the First Division table on goal difference from Aston Villa, and the cameras of Granada Television were at Anfield to see the champions take on mid-table Tottenham Hotspur, who we saw yesterday morning getting beaten at home by West Bromwich Albion the week before. Our second match this morning comes from The...

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Northern Lights: The Sudden Ascent Of The Iceland National Football Team

Northern Lights: The Sudden Ascent Of The Iceland National Football Team

By on Oct 21, 2013 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Those amongst us who had sleptwalked their way through the UEFA qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil might have been forgiven for not quite picking up on the full implications of such a story, but perhaps the big surprise of the group stages anywhere in the world came right here in Europe, where Iceland has qualified for the play-offs for a place at...

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Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Nine – Liverpool Brave The Sunderland Snow

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Nine – Liverpool Brave The Sunderland Snow

By on Oct 21, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

We’re almost at the end of November 1980 in our story of the 1980/81 football season, and this morning we kick off with four matches from the last week of that month. We start with the UEFA Cup match between Ipswich Town and the Polish club Widzew Lodz from Portman Road, a macth which eneded in an extremely comfortable win for the home team, before going on to...

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The Republic of Ireland: International Football As Tragi-Comedy

The Republic of Ireland: International Football As Tragi-Comedy

By on Oct 18, 2013 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Appearances can deceive greatly. On Sunday, I watched my team – who have had such a good start to the season that they are starting to becomeperennially known as “high-flying Kingstonian” – beat Ryman League strugglers Thamesmead Town by a largely expected margin of 4-1. The Thamesmead goalkeeper, the delightfully-named Bob Budd, was responsible for the...

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