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Liverpool Game More Than Just A 3rd Round Tie For Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon have come a long way in the past 12 years. The fans rescued and reinstated a London footballing mainstay and have subsequently stewarded the club to their current position in League Two. The fall and subsequent resurrection of Wimbledon is, in many ways a footballing fairytale. The next step in this club’s unique and inspiring journey comes as a third round …

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VIDEO: On This Day Chelsea 3-5 Man Utd

FA Cup Third Round. January 4th, 1998. Chelsea 3-5 Man Utd  You know the characters. Chelsea were managed by Ruud Guulit and had the likes of Gianluca Viali, Graeme Le Saux and Sparky Hughes on the books. For United, it was the cream of the crop, Giggs, Beckham, Cole, Yorke. We could go on. Bottom line is it was a …

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The FA Cup: Five Possible Upsets This Weekend

It’s FA Cup third round weekend and here we look at five ties which could just possibly cause some upsets as plenty of non-league and lower league clubs still find themselves in the mix.  West Brom vs Gateshead  In a time of transition for West Brom this could be a tougher test than it first looks. Gateshead, currently 11th in the …

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English Football During WW2

Conor Heffernan takes an in depth look back at how English football was structured during World War Two.   “We shall play on the beaches, we shall play on the landing grounds, we shall play in the fields and in the streets, we shall play in the hills…” Winston Churchill…Kind of The years 1939 to 1945 were a time of great …

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Premier League Heroes: Arsenal’s Patrick Vieira

Today’s Premier League hero is one of Arsenal’s most revered midfielders Patrick Vieira.  Patrick Vieira was an influential Premier League midfielder that was at the heart of Arsene Wenger’s greatest Arsenal side. Vieira redefined what it meant to be a modern midfielder and was the engine of Arsenal’s invincibles as he managed to fit in from day one and right …

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Where Are They Now? – Portsmouth’s 2008 FA Cup Winning Side

We all remember the Hollywood story of Portsmouth. Winning the FA Cup was a dream for this small, south coast club in 2008 under Harry Redknapp. They made a meteoric rise to success after being promoted from Division One, including a UEFA Cup run. Their demise has been just as spectacular however. Administrations, new owners, relegations have now seen the …

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World Transfer Records No.15 – John Sewell to Sheffield Wednesday

As we continue to count down the world transfer records since the introduction of the professional game, Karl Graham takes us back to 1951 and John Sewell’s transfer from Notts County to Sheffield Wednesday.  Ever since the introduction of professionalism in football by the English FA in 1885, there have been 43 world transfer records. Over the next few months, Karl …

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Premier League Heroes: Manchester United Legend Paul Scholes

This week’s Premier League hero is Manchester United’s Paul Scholes, one of the most technically gifted footballers of his generation. Paul Scholes was one of those rare modern footballers who spent their whole career at one club. The midfielder was a product of the Manchester United youth system and went on to become one of the greatest midfielders to grace the …

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Summertime Madness: Roy Essandoh & The Teletext Transfer

As many of our readers will remember, perhaps fondly, football results were not always easily accessed online. For example, some of us had to, and some of us still choose to, use RTE’s Teletext Aertel service to keep us up to date with the footballing world. And that teletext service would provide us with transfers gossip, footballing results, fixtures and …

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Greatest Football Upsets: Leeds United 0-1 Sunderland

The 1973 FA Cup Final brought together Leeds United and Sunderland. Leeds were one of the strongest teams in England, while Sunderland were in the second tier of English football. Even Sunderland fans wouldn’t have had much hope of a victory. At the time, Leeds were the epitome of professionalism in the game. Fans of other clubs either admired or …

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