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History Shows A Strong Leeds United is Needed For a Strong England Team - by Rob Atkinson

Long-standing and esteemed Friends of the Blog Art of Football have been kind enough to send me another quality example of their fine work, something I can defiantly wear close to my heart, to emphasise my status as a proud Englishman. 678 more words


Pele đánh giá Messi hơn Ronaldo

Chuyên mục: Bóng đá Tây Ban Nha, Giải La Liga

Đối với huyền thoại bóng đá thế giới Pele, cùng thời của ông Bobby Moore mới là cầu thủ xuất sắc nhất thế giới và ngày nay Lionel Messi xứng đáng đạt danh hiệu này. 258 more words

Bóng đá

Age of Innocence – 1966, Pickles the Dog and the Football World Cup

The solid gold Jules Rimet trophy was stolen while on public display at an exhibition in London and this led to a nationwide search and the Football Association Chairman, Joe Mears, receiving threatening demands for money to ensure its safe return.  23 more words


Age of Innocence - 1966, Pickles the Dog and the Football World Cup

The biggest sporting story of 1966 was that the England football team won the World Cup when they beat West Germany 4-2 and Geoff Hurst, despite the near fifty year controversy over whether the ball crossed the line or not,  famously scored the only world cup final hat trick ever.  751 more words


The Revie Boys: Super Leeds One to Eleven - by Rob Atkinson

Sprake, the Viking, error-prone
Costly gaffes are too well-known
But brilliance too, in Budapest
Gritty show, Fairs Cup conquest
Outside the fold now, Judas jibes… 398 more words


It's Complicated: Nkrumah, Football and African History

“The masses of the people of Africa are crying for unity…”

Kwame Nkrumah

Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president in the nation’s post-colonial history was a controversial figure at the best of times. 1,365 more words