Leyton Orient v Hapoel Petah Tikva
Leyton Orient v Hapoel Petah Tikva Sept 1960 This was Orient’s first home friendly under floodlights against an overseas club. Hapoel Petah Tikva were the reigning Israeli Champions, winning their national title in 58/59, 59/60 and retaining it 60/61. They went on to win the title in both the 61/62 and 62/63 seasons to set a new Israeli record of five consecutive titles which...
Cine Film Of 80 English & Scottish Grounds Taken... →
Great collection of short videos showing English & Scottish football grounds as they were in the late seventies & early eighties. Link
1915 FA Cup Final Sheffield United v Chelsea
The Khaki Cup Final Old Trafford, Manchester, 24th April 1915 Sheffield United 3-0 Chelsea I especially like the bit on page 5 that refers to Sheffield United as the ‘premier club in the country’. There can’t be many instances of that in print! Also note United being called the Cutlers rather than the Blades. more Sheffield United on Footysphere
Bramall Lane - The Oldest Major Football Ground in... →
This is an article I wrote a while back that details some important events that mark the early years of Bramall Lane up until the start of the First World War. It is the only ground in the country to have hosted the English national champions, England international games, a cricket test match & the FA Cup Final. Here’s a quick run down of some notable events at Bramall Lane. Read the...
The 16 Teams That Have Been Relegated From... →
The Top Four: 1. Leicester City (7 times) 2. Sunderland (7 times) 3. Birmingham City (6 times) 4. Crystal Palace (6 times) Click through to see the rest.
Of course I didn’t take my wife to see Rochdale as an anniversary present,...– The late, great Bill Shankly, 2 September 1913 – 29 September 1981 More Bill Shankly quotes | Bill Shankly - Wikipedia
European Club Competitions 55/56 - 08/09 | Last 4... →
A table of merit that shows every club to have reached the last four of a major European club competition since 1955/56. More links: Champions Cup | Cup Winners Cup | UEFA Cup
If I ever wrote an autobiography – and I won’t – it would be called...– The Craig Bellamy enigma | Football | The Observer
3nil - Football news, views, pictures and videos -... →
3nil is a social football site that works in a similar way to digg.com or reddit.com. The community of users submits, votes & comments on a host of football-related content. It’s a great site that acts as a portal to all sorts of weird, wonderful & downright wacky footy stuff. Registration is free and you can do that here. add us on 3nil | footysphere 3nil profile
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I am satisfied that there is a great future for football under artificial light...– Herbert Chapman, Arsenal manager & visionary, 1933 OverTimeOnline.co.uk
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English Football - Level 4 Consecutive Seasons
Which clubs have had the longest run of consecutive seasons in the fourth level of English football? This table shows all the clubs who have played at level 4 of English football, currently called League Two, ordered by their longest run of consecutive seasons at this level. Stats do not include the wartime periods of 1915/19 and 1939/46 when the league programme was suspended. Correct as of...
English Football - Level 3 Consecutive Seasons
Which clubs have had the longest run of consecutive seasons in the third level of English football? This table shows all the clubs who have played at level 3 of English football, currently called League One, ordered by their longest run of consecutive seasons at this level. Stats do not include the wartime periods of 1915/19 and 1939/46 when the league programme was suspended. n=Division 3...
English Football - Level 2 Consecutive Seasons
Which clubs have had the longest run of consecutive seasons in the second level of English football? This table shows all the clubs who have played at level 2 of English football, currently called the Championship, ordered by their longest run of consecutive seasons at this level. Stats do not include the wartime periods of 1915/19 and 1939/46 when the league programme was suspended....
English Football - Top Flight Consecutive Seasons
Which clubs have had the longest run of consecutive seasons in the English top flight? This table shows all the clubs who have competed in the English top flight ordered by their longest run of consecutive seasons. If (when) Everton avoid relegation this season 2009/10 they will equal Sunderland’s run of 57 consecutive seasons. The stats do not include the wartime periods of 1915/19...
Total League Championships Won 1888/89 - 2008/09 |... →
A table showing the current English league clubs ordered by the number of divisional titles they’ve won. Of all the clubs who have previously won the national top flight championship title Sheffield United’s trophy cabinet has the least title trophies in it.
Lost English Football Grounds
Third and final slideshow for the day. This one showing grounds that are no more. Again shots taken in the seventies. Can you spot the first cantilever stand in English football? Featuring: Ayresome Park, Boothferry Park, Eastville, Elm Park, Fellows Park, Highbury, Highfield Road, Leeds Road, Maine Road, Old Showground, The Dell, The Den, Victoria Ground. Also: Vintage English Football...
Vintage English Football Grounds 2
A second slideshow showing a selection of Northern English football grounds as they were in the seventies. Featuring: Bloomfield Road, Boundary Park, Bramall Lane, Brunton Park, Edgeley Park, Elland Road, Ewood Park, Field Mill, Goodison Park, Gresty Road, Hillsborough, Old Trafford, Prenton Park, Racecourse Ground, The Shay, Turf Moor, Vale Park. Also: Vintage English Football Grounds -...
Vintage English Football Grounds 1
Slideshow of shots showing English football grounds as they were in the seventies. Featuring: Ashton Gate, Brisbane Road, The City Ground, Craven Cottage, The Hawthorns, Home Park, Kenilworth Road, Loftus Road, London Road, Meadow Lane, Molineux, Plainmoor, Portman Road, Stamford Bridge, The Valley, Upton Park, White Hart Lane. Also: Buried by progress (video)
Were Paterson FC the first stateside association... →
Which was the first American association football team?
Top 25 football websites | Telegraph →
Telegraph Sport takes a look at the 25 best football websites for videos, pictures, statistics, news, blogs and gossip. | No Footysphere pah!! ;-)
Brunei vs Sheffield United 1983 →
In September 1983 Sheffield United visited Brunei to take part in a football match against the the national side to commemorate the opening of the new national stadium. His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah looks absolutely delighted with the visit of this top English side as he meets the Blades players and chairman Reg Brearley before the game. This was the first...
The Southern Professional Floodlit Cup 1955-1960 →
The Southern Professional Floodlit Cup is a defunct English football competition played for in the late fifties from 55/56 to 59/60 and was a knock-out trophy that served as a pre-cursor to the Football League Cup. It was mainly played for by clubs from London and the South. The most northerly club to enter the competition was Leicester City in the 59/60 season whilst their near neighbours...
The Scotland fans’ ability to smuggle drink into matches makes Papillon...– http://www.footiemad.com/quotes/quotes.html
Top 10 Players Who Never Made A World Cup | World... →
ten players who weren’t lucky enough, for whatever reason, to play in the biggest tournament in World Football.
Football Nomad →
Football Blog - following the game at grassroots non-league level, to the Premiership, European and international stage, with particular interest in the fortunes of clubs based in North Wales and Merseyside. via @Rorywxm
Sheffield United Floodlit Friendlies
Permanent floodlights were installed at Bramall Lane in 1954 & during the fifties the Blades, in common with other clubs, played a series of floodlit friendlies to popularise the game under lights. 16/03/54 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Att: 17787 23/03/54 Hibernian 3-3 Att: 29265 06/04/54 Clyde 0-1 Att: 15237 30/11/54 Esbjerg (Denmark) 7-0 Att: 6237 07/02/55 Graz FK (Austria) 4-0 Att: 7083 ...
What’s in a (football club) name? From NAC Breda... →
Read on to find out which football club has possibly the longest name in world football … via @pitchinvasion
Opening of Ninian Park Floodlights
Programme from Cardiff City v Grasshoppers Zurich friendly game played on the 5th October 1960 to mark the official opening of the floodlights at Ninian Park. The lights had been used for the first time in the Bluebird’s opening league game of their 60/61 first division campaign against Sheffield Wednesday. A match the visitors won 1-0 on their way to the league runners-up spot behind...
EPL: Relegated Club Attendances | The Best Eleven →
Newcastle United set a Premier League record at the end of the 08/09 season by becoming the highest attended club to be relegated from the Premiership. Click through to read more … via @TheBestEleven
Slavia Prague Cleanliness of Sportsmanship
There’s some interesting visitor notes in this programme for a friendly between Stockport County and Slavia Prague back in 1968. Talking about the club’s red and white colours a Slavia Prague official explain that .. “For the followers of the club, the club colours mean an association with Slav family life. The white reminds them of the cleanliness of sportmanship, and...
Some Team Names Are All Greek to Me | Culture of... →
several soccer teams have names that make reference to Greek gods and places. read about them here.
Mecca of football, symbol of defiance |... →
Barcelona FC is more than just a club to its fans. Peter Lam traces the birth of the Nou Camp, that palatial tribute to the spirit of Catalans oppressed by General Franco, and examines why it is…
Rampla Juniors Tour of England 1956
Uruguayan club Rampla Juniors embarked on a huge global tour in 1956. Over the course of 71 days they played 24 games in 8 countries. They visited Brazil, Spain, France, Germany, Denmark, Israel, Turkey as well as England. They recorded 11 wins, 6 draws and only 7 defeats, a quite remarkable record given that they averaged a game every 3 days. The English leg of their tour saw them take part in...
Highest English all-seater crowds by club
76098 - Manchester Utd: v Blackburn Rovers, 31 March 2007 60161 - Arsenal: v Manchester United, 3 November 2007 52388 - Newcastle United: v Sunderland, 4 March 2012 48353 - Sunderland: v Liverpool, 13 April 2002 47435 - Manchester City: v Queens Park Rangers, 13 May 2012 45071 - Liverpool: v Manchester City, 27 November 2011 42788 - Aston Villa: v Liverpool, 29 December 2009 42328 -...
The RSSSF Archive →
Awesome doesn’t even begin to describe just how good The Rec Sport Soccer Statistics Foundation web archive is. Full of some absolutely compelling football facts and soccer stats. FOR EXAMPLE: Where else would you get information about Russian clubs playing in Finnish or Lithuanian leagues? Roving Clubs. Or the results from obscure early twentieth century friendly cup competitions .. Coupe...