Category Archives: Football history

The 5 World Cup games with the most goals

The FIFA World Cup is without question the pinnacle of the game, a tournament steeped in history where legends are made and superstars are born. For the victors go the spoils as they are etched into the record books, while at the same time there are some records that will want to be forgotten. Particularly records that come in the shape of very heavy defeats and with that in mind here are the five World Cup games with the most…
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Turkish football club becomes the first to pay for a player using Bitcoin

Harunustaspor, an amateur football team from Turkey, just made history by becoming the first football team to pay for the acquisition of a player using the best-rated cryptocurrency of them all. Even though, at this level, the fees for the players are low enough so that you won’t normally need Bitcoin to pay for players, the small club wanted to put their mark in football history as being the first team to achieve such a feat. (more…)
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Parma: story of greatness and decline

When a club disappears from the world of football, it is always a heavy blow. In the UK and France for instance, clubs like Wimbledon FC, Accrington FC, Sedan, Le Mans, or Evian-Thonon-Gaillard (to a certain degree) are a part of such.  A disaster for the fans, workers, but also for the economic and cultural activities of the city or region. If these examples stated here are about less prestigious clubs, the same tragedy can also affect a football institution.…
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Three fascinating facts about the bicycle kick

The bicycle kick, also known as an overhead kick or scissors kick is considered among the most athletic, spectacular manoeuvres that it is possible to execute on the football field, and while it has probably been responsible for more air shots than any other strike, a sweetly struck overhead is often a thing of beauty – especially when it hits the back of the net! Unbeknownst to some, the bicycle kick is as fascinating as it is spectacular, and in…
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Emile Heskey’s view on modern football

It's probably never been tougher to be an ex-professional footballer. It's hard to imagine how former football players must feel watching the game, knowing that even mundane EPL players are earning vast fortunes. One player to have just missed out on the 'stupid money cake' is Emile Heskey. A top flight career as a bruising forward with Leicester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Wigan and Aston Villa came to an end in 2012 (although he did enjoy a career swansong in Australia's A-League…
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The Ultimate Underdog XI

Everyone loves an underdog story, whether it is in football or any other great underdog moment as seen in the history of the greatest underdogs that beat the odds, the plucky no-hopers who defy the odds and topple giants of the game, and football has many examples. So here’s our ultimate underdog eleven. If they could ever appear on the pitch together we think they’d be unbeatable. (more…)
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The return of the terraces – AKA safe standing section?

Manchester United, Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion are the latest clubs to explore the possibility of installing a so-called safe standing area at their grounds begging the question as to whether, 27 years after Hillsborough, the call for a return to terraces in English stadiums is becoming too loud to be ignored. (more…)
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