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An International Love Affair

An International Love Affair

(07/09/17)

With the huge influx of foreign players in every major league along with the explosion of worldwide football coverage in the media it’s difficult today to appreciate just how exotic international football appeared to those of us who grew up in the 70s and 80s writes John Devilin.With very little live coverage of non-major tournament games...

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FC Barcelona | Treading on Tradition

(07/09/17)

Since the late 1970’s and early 80’s football has been rife with sponsorship and advertising from businesses looking to make a profit on the back of an army of loyal band of supporters.From no more than adverts in football programmes selling Bovril or cigarettes and perhaps a few signs up at the ground, the game was essentially pure in...

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Highbury | Ground of Kings

Highbury | Ground of Kings

(06/09/17)

English football is blessed with some of the greatest sporting venues in the world, be it the sea of scarfs at Anfield, the historic Old Trafford or the gargantuan St. James’ Park.But one place always fondly remembered as one of the most significant and greatest grounds of them all is Arsenal’s former home, the much loved Highbury.On this...

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Fútbol Loco! | Keepers, Corners and Cartels

(05/09/17)

Football has a rich history of some weird and wonderful clubs and countries, making a name for themselves with silky skills, beautiful goals and eccentric nutcases.The game in the 1990's wasn't short of any of the above, with the English being entertained by Paul Gascoigne who falls under all three of those categories, the Italian's had Baggio, the...

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"And Heskey Makes It Five!"

(01/09/17)

On the day in which England continue their World Cup Qualifiying campaign, the Three Lions may be able to take some inspiration on the first day of Setpember.Today marks the 16th anniversary since Sven's men battered Germany 5-1 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, becoming the first team to ever beat the effieicent Germans on home soil in a qualifier...

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Michael's Magic Moment

Michael's Magic Moment

(24/08/17)

On the day he turns 50, we celebrate one of the greatest moments in the career of former Liverpool and Arsenal legend, Michael Thomas...In May 2012 Manchester City pulled off perhaps the greatest title win of them all as Sergio Aguero scored the winning goal to beat QPR and snatch the title away from city rivals Manchester...

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Match Of The Day - Britain's Finest

Match Of The Day - Britain's Finest

(22/08/17)

On this day in football the first ever broadcast of ‘Match of the Day’ was aired. The football highlights show which has now been viewed for 53 years in various forms has been a stalwart in the British television schedule.It all kicked off on August 22nd 1964 as Kenneth Wolstenholme introduced the programme pitch side at Anfield for Liverpool...

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TOP 10 | Greatest Ever Premier League Shirts

TOP 10 | Greatest Ever Premier League Shirts

(16/08/17)

The Premier League this week celebrated its 25th season and to mark the occasion, VFS has been taking a look at both the best and worst of the most popular league in the world.Today, we take a look at the top ten greatest shirts worn over the last quarter of a decade from United’s treble to underdogs Blackburn. 10- Arsenal 2005/06 (Home)...

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Top 10 | Worst Kit Crimes of the Premier League

Top 10 | Worst Kit Crimes of the Premier League

(14/08/17)

The Premier League is the best league in the world, the world's superstars and most iconic clubs all stem from the English top flight making it the most watched and enjoyable league on the planet.This week the EPL celebrates it's 25th birthday, and we've got something very special to mark the occasion. Most sides over the years have played...

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ROONEY | The Golden Boy

(10/08/17)

Once in a generation every great footballing nation produces a world beater, a superstar of the highest order who becomes the poster boy for millions, in the last decade England’s has gone from the humble streets of Liverpool playing on the side of a road to becoming a champion and one of the world’s elite strikers.Wayne Rooney, the young...

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