A Video Interview with…Rodney Marsh
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by Chris Amy
2w ago
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Four great England performances
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by Chris Amy
1M ago
What with it being St George’s Day today, I thought that it’d be a good opportunity to share four England performances that were unexpected and humiliating for the opposition. England 9 Scotland 3 (15th April 1961) I first read about this game in a book as a young boy and it just didn’t seem possible. This may very well be because I was during the Graham Taylor era and anything more than a narrow victory was out of the question for our national team at that time! This match was the concluding game of the 1960/61 Home Championships and was played in front of 97,350 fans at Wembley Stadium. Walt ..read more
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The summer of ’95
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by Chris Amy
3M ago
I will always look back on the summer of 1995 with the fondest of memories. It was the hottest summer on record in the UK at the time, second only to 1976 and it seemed as if every day was a scorcher. With no World Cup to watch, it also meant that the players were available to negotiate transfers earlier than the previous summer. This was particularly exciting for me as a nine-year-old obsessed with the game. My Dad had recently purchased a television with teletext and I was now able to see the transfers being announced throughout the summer before having to wait for the six o’clock news! On 1 ..read more
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The summer of ’94
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by Chris Amy
3M ago
The 1994 World Cup was over. Brazil were champions, having beaten Italy in a goalless final that ended with Roberto Baggio belting the ball high over the crossbar at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The tournament drew in huge crowds in America, with an average attendance of 68,991 (a record that stood until the most recent World Cup in Qatar) watching some of the world’s best players in action. Several Premier League managers and scouts would have been part of the crowds because within days of the tournament reaching its conclusion, many of those who had starred for their country were signing for P ..read more
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US Soccer vs English Football
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by Chris Amy
1y ago
In March, I attended my first foreign game and it was completely different to the matchday experience that I’m used to in England. I was visiting my girlfriend Kristin, who lives in America and we went to go and watch the Colorado Rapids, her local MLS team. They were hosting the Minnesota United at their home, The Dick’s Sporting Goods Stadium. There was an English connection as Adrian Heath is Minnesota’s manager. The former midfielder played for seven different English clubs over the course of his career, most notably for Everton where he won two league titles and an FA Cup. In fact, it was ..read more
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Bradford Fire Disaster – In Memory
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by Chris Amy
1y ago
The Bradford City Fire Disaster occurred on this day back in 1985. Fifty six football fans went to a game but did not return home. Two of the victims were supporters of Lincoln City (Bradford City’s opponents that day). This post is in memory of those who died that awful day and the many, many people affected by thew awful tragedy. May the victims rest in peace. The post Bradford Fire Disaster – In Memory appeared first on Far Post Header ..read more
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John Motson – A Tribute
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by Chris Amy
1y ago
As soon as I heard the sad news of John Motson’s passing this morning, I immediately set to work on writing this tribute. He was a footballing legend (a phrase often used but seldom warranted, but in this case more than necessary) and broadcasting supreme. As I grew up in the 1990’s, sports commentary was simple: Athletics was David Coleman, Formula One was Murray Walker and snooker was Clive Everton. Football had more than one commentator, however. The BBC had John Motson or Barry Davies, ITV had Brian Moore and the voice of Sky’s coverage was Martin Tyler. Davies, Motson’s colleague at the ..read more
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Senegal – England’s next opponents. What to expect?
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by Chris Amy
1y ago
The reigning African Cup of Nations champions finished second in Group A. After an opening day 2-0 defeat to the Netherlands, The Lions of Teranga secured their passage into the Second Round with victories over Qatar and Ecuador. Their star man Sadio Mane has been ruled out of the tournament through injury, but they have still scored five goals. These goals have come from five separate players, so they are dangerous from all over the park. Senegal needed a victory in their final game against Ecuador – and secured this twenty minutes from time thanks to a winner from Chelsea’s Koulibiay. It w ..read more
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Rashford impresses as England complete group stages with 3-0 victory over Wales
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by Chris Amy
1y ago
England secured progression to the knockout stages of the World Cup with a convincing 3-0 victory over Wales. Two goals for Marcus Rashford and a first goal of the tournament for midfielder Phil Foden gave England fans reason to cheer on Tuesday night. They now face Senegal in the Second Round on Sunday evening. The match was almost anti-climactic as the Three Lions were always going to progress to the knockout rounds barring a complete disaster. It was vital for Gareth Southgate and his charges to deliver the England fans a performance to be proud of after an insipid performance against USA ..read more
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Confident performance sees England dominate Iran in opening game win
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by Chris Amy
1y ago
England looked assured in a display as they put six goals past a poor Iran side. 19-year-old Jude Bellingham gave England the lead with a header in the 35th minute. The Dortmund star put in a performance that looked way beyond his teenage years and looks to be a real star for years to come. Bukayo Saka scored twice, with his second goal being a great individual effort. Receiving the ball on the right wing, the Arsenal forward cut inside the box and had three team mates free to his left. Instead of playing the ball through, Saka took a couple of extra touches to get past some Iranian defe ..read more
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