Christmas Day was often another working day for a 1950s professional footballer, back in the days when it was customary for English Football League matches to be played on both Christmas Day and Boxing Day. 939 more words
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It was recently reported that Ryan Giggs’ footballing talent was discovered by a milkman.
Dennis Schofield was working as a milkman when he spotted a talented 8-year-old boy performing wizardry on the left-wing in a primary school match in Swinton. 496 more words
Sixty years ago, on 25 November 1953, the England football team played against Hungary in an international match at Wembley.
Hungary were the Olympic champions (Helsinki, 1952), but England had not lost on home soil for three years and had been hot favourites to win. 479 more words
Thanks to vaccines developed by American scientists in the 1950s, Europe was finally declared polio-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2002.
However, it has recently been reported that a recent polio outbreak in Syria has put Europe once again at risk from polio, particularly those countries with low vaccination coverage such as Austria (83%) and Ukraine (74%). 901 more words
This weekend marks the 61st anniversary of a remarkable footballing feat that will go largely unnoticed by most soccer historians and fans.
Those who watched John Shepherd make his debut for Millwall on 25 October 1952 witnessed a ‘Roy of the Rovers’ performance that not only equalled the national record for scoring four goals on an away English Football League debut, but also launched a football career which saw him go on to score prolifically for Millwall, Brighton and Gillingham. 1,060 more words
When a close friend of mine recently moved back to the UK from Switzerland, top of her ‘to do’ list was to buy a car. 575 more words