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USA 94 – A tale of two missed penalties

USA 94 – A tale of two missed penalties

(20/06/18)

USA 94 is the epitome of football in the 90’s and the launchpad of the game in the world’s last remaining superpower to succumb to it. For the first time, the FIFA World Cup was held outside of Europe or South America as the United States was given the chance to play host to the competition. Now the home of glitz and glamour...

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The Opening Ceremony – Trees, Lederhosen & Giant Footballs

The Opening Ceremony – Trees, Lederhosen & Giant Footballs

(14/06/18)

It’s the pinnacle of your career the icing on the cake if you will, and now it’s arrived, the FIFA World Cup. Great goals will be scored and legends will be made and it all starts today, but first is an occasion that’s got all the glitz and glamour associated with football’s American sporting counterpart, it’s the...

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Italia 90 – Tears, Divide and National Pride

Italia 90 – Tears, Divide and National Pride

(11/06/18)

Whether you were around at the time or not, mention the name of Italia 90 and a thousand of the greatest footballing moments flood back in a heartbeat. It was, by far, the greatest sporting tournament of all time. Be it the dancing hips of Roger Milla, tears of the English or the most outstanding World Cup shirt of them all (voted in a poll...

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WORLD CUP ‘86 – DIEGO’S SUMMER

WORLD CUP ‘86 – DIEGO’S SUMMER

(05/06/18)

World Cup ’86, one of the greatest sporting months of all time as the scorching heat of Mexico played it’s part in a tournament remembered by the millions who were lucky enough to witness it. The Diego Maradona campaign, the Argentine magician proved to the world that he was without doubt the greatest player on the planet and perhaps...

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The 1982 World Cup – Passion, shock and Gijon

The 1982 World Cup – Passion, shock and Gijon

(31/05/18)

The 1982 World Cup was one blessed with disgraced nations, lighting quick finishes and perhaps the greatest goal celebration of all time.In July 1966 Spain ran unopposed – following a voting deal with West Germany – to stage the competition 16 years later, and that long wait was worth it for a tournament that lived long in the...

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Argentina ’78 | The Tournament That Should Never Have Been Played

Argentina ’78 | The Tournament That Should Never Have Been Played

(18/05/18)

Argentina 1978, a World Cup that should have continued the long legacy of the greatest sport in the world, but for some will forever be remembered as the World Cup that should never have taken place. Perhaps one of football’s darkest secrets and one that shook the game to it’s core both off and on the field, Argentina’s first...

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Straight aces for the Las Vegas Lights!

Straight aces for the Las Vegas Lights!

(16/05/18)

Las Vegas, where fates can be decided at the pull of a lever, flick of a card or the roll of a dice…                                                           The bright lights of one of the worlds...

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Arsene Wenger – The Smoking Gun

Arsene Wenger – The Smoking Gun

(10/05/18)

It’s October 1996, a time where sheep were cloned, Oasis were headlining Knebworth and Three Lions were on a shirt.  Football and music was at its peak with Manchester dominating as many league titles as they were UK number ones, the English capital needed someone to rival the likes of Noel, Liam, Becks and Fergie. Arsenal were...

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#Announced - How Signings Changed Forever

#Announced - How Signings Changed Forever

(31/01/18)

Transfer deadline day, the final day before squads are decided, panic buys are made and at times seasons are defined. We’ve come a long way in football since what many consider it’s glory days with big money invading the game, Sky showing you every piece of action from every angle and the 24/7 football news cycle. No longer do...

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National Football Museum | A VFS Away Day

National Football Museum | A VFS Away Day

(09/10/17)

Planet earth inhabits over seven billion human beings all with their own varying dreams and passions, be it sewing, singing and stamp collecting if your true love is football then there is only one place for you to marvel, wonder and reminisce, the National Football Museum.Located in the hear t of one of football’s capital cities, Manchester,...

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