Category Archives: Football history

How technology has changed the face of football today

We now experience televised sport, and football in particular, in a matrix of graphical wizardry. Sky, BT Sports, BBC, and even Setanta introduced so many nuances to the Beautiful Game, aided and abetted by pitch-side fans armed with smartphones, that the thought of just one, grainy camera at games, a la Kenneth Wolstenholme introducing Match of the Day way back when, seems totally alien. by Alex Jones Even international games at footballing outposts are now delivered in HD (and soon…
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Ebenezer Cobb Morley – one Hull of a story

I have always thought of Hull as the centre of the football universe and now it turns out that this assumption was correct all along. Hull can rightly claim to be the birthplace of the modern game. This is all thanks to one man, Ebenezer Cobb Morley, who has never had his achievements properly recognised, given that he made a vital contribution to establishing the game of association football. Morley was born, bred and educated in Hull and, although he…
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Ronaldo: The Brazilian One

Few players in the world have had an impact on the football pitch quite like Ronaldo. He burst onto the scene in 1993 and for over 15 years frightened the life out of defenses across the globe, showing them a clean set of heals and his trademark R9 boots. Born in Rio in 1976, football was never going to be far from the striker’s mind, playing on the famous beaches that the likes of Zico, Romario, and Carlos Alberto Torres…
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