World Cup Tales: POW Forward (1954)

Switzerland, 1954 The 1954 World Cup saw the return of a divided Germany to the international fold, as the West Germans saw off Saarland and Norway in the qualifiers, while Argentina continued to boycott the competition. There were debuts for Scotland, South Korea and Turkey, though the latter two sides were given the unenviable task […]

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World Cup Tales: Hey Joe (1950)

Brazil, 1950 After the outbreak of the Second World War brought a halt to proceedings in the world of professional football for twelve years, the FIFA World Cup returned in 1950. Plans had been made for Germany to host the 1942 edition, though clearly the circumstances demanded the cancellation of the competition, and with 1946 […]

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World Cup Tales: Hector was the First of the Gang (1930)

Uruguay, 1930 The story of the World Cup begins in Paris on 21st May 1904. Robert Guerin, President of the French Sports Union, arranged a meeting between representatives from the leading European nations. Those representitves included Louis Muhlinghaus and Max Kahn from the Belgian Sports Society, Ludvig Sylow representing Scandinavia, Carl Anton Wilhelm Hirschmann of […]

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FA Cup Final: The Talking Points

So after 686 matches played from The Hollow at Potton Town to the Etihad in Manchester, and 425 goals from the first round proper in December to the semi-finals in April, the 2017/18 FA Cup came to its conclusion on a sunny Saturday at Wembley Stadium. Since the final was moved to the early evening […]

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