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The Week in Football #13

by Joe Mewis

Tales from all across the world this week as we take in far-eastern betting scams, Brazilian kidnappings, Soviet trail-blazers and a drunk German in this week’s football history round-up. November 2 If things look bleak for Hull City at the moment, they could be worse. Today in 1998 Tigers’ chairman, the former tennis player and […]

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This Week in Football #12

by Joe Mewis

This week’s trip down memory lane sees a record breaking match in Africa, the birth of the FA, revolt in Scotland, the debut of one of the games best young players and the retirement of El Diego. October 26 If Manchester United fans thought yesterday’s loss to Liverpool was bad then they’ve obviously don’t remember […]

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The Week in Football #11

by Joe Mewis

This week’s trawl down memory lane sees Norwich City’s most famous hour, Wayne Rooney’s arrival on the scene, a host of Manchester United and Arsenal clashes and a family affair at the Dell. October 19 Norwich City had the most famous result in their history today in 1993 when they beat Bayern Munich in the […]

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The Week in Football #10

by Joe Mewis

This week’s trip through the history books sees England toiling, the birth of one of football’s great rivalries, controversial ‘keepers, clashing egos and some dodgy dealings in Yorkshire. October 12 England booked their place at the last World Cup today in 2005, when Frank Lampard volleyed home a late winner against Poland to ensure the […]

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The Week in Football #9

by Joe Mewis

Another eclectic mix of footballing history for you this week, as we take in the birth of Serie A, an all-time great running for public office, the end of an era for England, a troublesome sandwich and some textbook Gazza. October 5 Jock Stein, the man who achieved one of British football’s finest feats, Celtic’s […]

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The Week in Football #8

by Joe Mewis

Time for our weekly trawl through the history books, as we look at some memorable debuts, comebacks and farewells and one of the worst dives football has ever seen. September 28 After a summer nursing his metatarsal following his breakthrough performances in the European Championships, Wayne Rooney made his Manchester United debut today in 2004. […]

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The Week In Football #7

by Joe Mewis

Dodgy goings on in France, Manchester and Liverpool derbies, referees hitting the deck and a staple from the Christmas bloopers DVD market in our regular round-up what went down this week in football history. September 21 A habit was born for England today in 1949, when they lost to a team from outside the UK […]

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The Week in Football #6

by Joe Mewis

This week’s trip down memory lane sees the invention of the penalty kick, the first-ever televised match and the passing of one of the game’s all-time greats. September 14 The humble penalty kick: scourge of England, masterminded by Germany, invented by an Irishman and first seen today in 1891. In order to stop the excessive […]

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The Week in Football #5

by Joe Mewis

Our weekly trawl through the history books takes in some epic England losses, a madcap Finn, the Football League’s first matches and the publication of a book that revolutionised football literature. September 7 Not a good day for the Three Lions, as England suffered two of their most embarrassing defeats. Today in 2005 a David […]

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The Week In Football #4

by Joe Mewis

A trip through the history books this week sees big-money transfers, England’s most famous result since 1966, the birth of the most addictive football computer game ever and Phil Babb making every football fan wince. August 31 Ever since the introduction of the transfer window in 2002 today has always brought about big money deals […]