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Trinidad and Tobago

I love the way that this team group is set up in the 2-3-5 pyramid formation.Test cricketer Ellis Achong is at outside left.It's also good to see a player in spectacles at left half.

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Football Madness

Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough 10.02.91

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Ten Days Off

Enjoy the Copa and the  Euros, if at all possible...

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Harry Cursham

Between 1877 and 1888 Harry Cursham played in 43 FA Cup ties for Notts County. He scored  49 goals, more than any other player has ever managed in the competition. County were semi finalists in 1883...

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Swansea Town v Arsenal 1926

Joe Sykes and mascot 06.03.26.http://gottfriedfuchs.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/swansea-town-v-arsenal-1926.html

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Football Described by Giants of the Game (1904)

There's a link to a PDF of this 1904 booklet on Andy Mitchell's fantastic Scottish Sport History blog.http://www.scottishsporthistory.com/uploads/3/3/6/0/3360867/football_by_giants.pdf

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Donald Gow

Sunderland full-back Donald Gow looks bemused at being photographed against a rather palustrine backdrop. The best years of Gow's career were divided between Glasgow Rangers and Sunderland. He won 2...

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Association Football Players Union

Armband worn by Manchester United in the 1909 season. The team are reported to have worn these armbands in the opening fixture, a 1-0 win over Bradford City at  Bank Street.  Incidentally Billy...

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Trierer Fußball Club 05 v Phönix Karlsruhe

Easter 1910. Trierer Fußball Club 05 entertain Phönix Karlsruhe, the reigning German champions. The programme features the team line ups in formation, a very brief summary of the rules and an...

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Domingos da Guia

A skillful and authoritative defender, Domingada has the distinction of having won major honours in 3 countries. Beginning his career at Bangu as a 17 year old he later joined Vasco da Gama. Having...

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Nikolai Starostin

Strictly speaking this falls outside our era. Nikolai Starostin lived at 19a Ulitsa Tverskaya (Moscow) from 1961, when his playing days were long behind him, until his death in 1996.Starotsin, who...

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Cheap Excursion

10,000 people were at the Oval on 13.04.89 to see Scotland beat England by 3-2.  Receipts taken totaled £63 17s. 6d.The prices shown are in shillings. There were 20 shillings to a poundSkilled workers...

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Football King

I wonder if the Nike Ordem 4 would withstand being driven over by a two ton roller? I wonder if any League clubs possess a two ton roller?

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Deutscher Fußball-Bund 1900

Despite opposition from the  pro gymnastics camp who viewed ball games as un-Germanic and an early flirtation with hybrid rules, Association football began to take hold in Germany towards the end of...

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Juan Pedro Young

Cañonero Young scored 33 goals in 27 games in the 1933 season. Peñarol scored 77 goals that season, 21 more than nearest rivals Nacional. It was Nacional, however, who won the title following a...

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Joe Sykes

            Joe Sykes made his debut for his hometown club The Wednesday at the tail end of the 1919-20 season. He played at any one of the 3 half back positions.His first team opportunities were...

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Edinburgh Derbies in the 19th century.

Edinburgh Evening News- 31.05.86 The 2 great Edinburgh clubs Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian* played each other 116 times in the 19th century. Hibernian were inactive in 1890-91, and didn't enter...

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Italy 1936

Berlin (Olympia Stadion) – Saturday, 15th August 1936.Vittorio Pozzo celebrates with his gold medal winners after the Azzurri had beaten Austria 2-1 in the Olympic Final in front of an 85,000 crowd....

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The Southern League 1894–95

First Division P W D L F A ave. pts. Millwall Athletic 16 12 4 0 68 19 3.58 28 Luton Town 16 9 4 3 36 22 1.64 22 Southampton St Mary’s 16 9 2 5 34 25 1.36 20 Ilford 16 6 3 7 26 40 0.65 15 Reading 16 6...

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Dinamo Krasnodar

Suntanned, slick and healthful. Dinamo Krasnodar line up in 1936.Founded in 1928, Dinamo evolved into the present day Kuban Krasnodar.

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