Posts made in 2013

Sixty Years Ago Today: England Brought Down To Earth By Magnificent Magyars

Sixty Years Ago Today: England Brought Down To Earth By Magnificent Magyars

By on Nov 25, 2013 in History, Latest | 0 comments

Seldom has there been one match that has come to define the fortunes of two football nations as appropiately as the afternoon in November 1953 when the Hungarians landed in London. The shock and horror with which the result that afternoon was greeted, however, also indicated the begnning of another trait in the history of the English national team, a brief period of...

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Ireland: O’Neill and Keane, The Rollercoaster Ride Begins

Ireland: O’Neill and Keane, The Rollercoaster Ride Begins

By on Nov 24, 2013 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

I’M GETTING OLD – EPISODE 94. I wasn’t looking at the TV when Marian Pahars’ name was first mentioned. But the memories were instant.Into the mind’s eye came the diminutive “Latvian Michael Owen” (which dates the reminiscence) being submerged by fans at The Dell (which dates it again) as he celebrated his first Southampton goal. “Who’s he playing for now?” I...

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Will Injuries Take The Shine Off Dortmund vs Bayern?

Will Injuries Take The Shine Off Dortmund vs Bayern?

By on Nov 22, 2013 in Bundesliga, European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

European Champions Bayern Munich and runner’s up Borussia Dortmund meet for their first league encounter since the Champions League Final at Wembley, last May. While treble winners, Bayern remain the traditional powerhouse on the German game, Dortmund under coach Jürgen Klopp have won two of the last three domestic titles. Klopp has assembled one of the most...

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Football On The Box – From The North: Granada

Football On The Box – From The North: Granada

By on Nov 12, 2013 in History, Latest | 0 comments

The news that ITV will be losing live coverage of the Champions League from the start of the 2015/16 season is a bitter blow to a company that was once the great innovator in terms of the development of football as a medium of entertainment in this country. Coming, as it does, on top of the end of FA Cup coverage on the channel in the near future, only a handful of...

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