Five Fun Facts #9 FC Halifax Town
Next up is number nine in our Five Fun Facts feature. Robert White of Following the Shaymen gives us the lowdown on FC Halifax Town. 1. The Shay has been home to three other sports The first foreign sport came to Town’s Shay stadium in 1949, when in exchange for a share of the gate receipts, Halifax Town allowed tenancy for the speedway outfit Halifax Dukes. The speedway went on to beat...
Five Fun Facts #8 Shrewsbury Town
Next up in our five fun facts feature is Shrewsbury Town. Andrew Harding does the honours and presents for our enjoyment and education a quick introduction to The Shrews, Pride of Shropshire. 1. Shrewsbury Town FC are the most successful English club ever to have competed in the Welsh Cup, lifting the trophy on 6 occasions (the last occasion being in 1985). 2. Shrewsbury Town FC have played...
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Five Fun Facts #7 Dagenham & Redbridge
We’re on fire with the five fun facts feature. They’re coming thick and fast. After a brief sojourn into continental Europe we’re back in blighty to focus on one of London’s less well known clubs. Mark of 9-men introduces us to his team Dagenham & Redbridge FC. 1. Our goalkeeper scored in the FA Cup .. In a FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round tie at Basingstoke Town in...
Tommy Docherty - Footballer & Pasty Chef
He can cook too! According to the 1958/59 edition of Charles Buchan’s Soccer Gift Book, Tommy Docherty owned a cafe in Preston and had something of a reputation for cooking up the best Cornish pasties in the area. He was still with Preston North End at the time this photo was taken but signed for Arsenal soon after.
Five Fun Facts #6 Górnik Zabrze
Five fun facts travels to Eastern Europe today as Ryan Hubbard of Modern Football presents some nuggets of knowledge about one of Poland’s most successful teams Górnik Zabrze. 1. The man of the match award goes to .. In the English leagues we’re used to seeing the man-of-the-match receive a nice bottle of champagne, usually from Geoff Shreeves or someone equally as important in...
The Beginning of Manchester United's Brave Fight...
The caption reads: Shattered by the terrible air disaster in Munich in which so many fine players died, Manchester United began their gallant fight back to greatness by beating Sheffield Wednesday in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup. The picture shows Billy Foulkes, the United captain, shaking hands with Wednesday’s Albert Quixall. Image taken from the 1958/59 edition of Charles...
Five Fun Facts #5 Lille OSC
Another installment in our continuing Five Fun Facts feature and for the first time (but not the last) we focus on a European side. We cross the channel with Andrew Gibney of the Gib Football Show for a lean lowdown on the French 2010/11 double winners Lille OSC. 1. Chairman Michel Seydoux was the producer for a Russian film called “Close to Eden” which was nominated for Best Foreign Language...