follow us in feedly

Footysphere

Footysphere

Against Modern Football


Links  Subscribe  About  Play Hattrick  
V for Victory
Penjaga Gawang Udik by ~rioism

V for Victory

Penjaga Gawang Udik by ~rioism

West Germany at the 1966 World Cup - Original Photos

Football gold dropped through my letterbox this weekend. I’d spotted some original photographs taken at the 1966 World Cup up for sale on a well known auction site so being a bit of nostalgia nerd I just had to have them. Here’s a selection for your viewing pleasure.

The bottom photo shows West German fans cheering on their team during the Group 2 game against Argentina at Villa Park. The game, watched by 51000 ended 0-0. 

The bottom photo is a shot of a British Army marching band providing pre-match entertainment prior to the quarter-final tie between West Germany and Uruguay at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough ground. The two middle photos are action shots from the game itself, which was watched by a crowd of 34000 who saw the Germans beat Uruguay 4-0.

The Anglo-Italian Inter Leagues Clubs Competition more commonly known as the Anglo-Italian Cup started in 1970 and ran until 1973. It reappeared in various guises throughout the seventies, eighties and nineties. 
The programme shown above is the 1973 official souvenir handbook and ranks as one of my all-time favourite cover designs. It’s got a wonderful sense of movement and energy whilst conveying a unity of purpose between the English and Italian leagues as they come together in the spirit of friendly competition.
The 1973 competition was won by Newcastle Utd who beat Fiorentina 2-1.

The Anglo-Italian Inter Leagues Clubs Competition more commonly known as the Anglo-Italian Cup started in 1970 and ran until 1973. It reappeared in various guises throughout the seventies, eighties and nineties. 

The programme shown above is the 1973 official souvenir handbook and ranks as one of my all-time favourite cover designs. It’s got a wonderful sense of movement and energy whilst conveying a unity of purpose between the English and Italian leagues as they come together in the spirit of friendly competition.

The 1973 competition was won by Newcastle Utd who beat Fiorentina 2-1.

Football through a filter: Nostell Miners Welfare of the Northern Counties East League
more football through a filter on flickr

Football through a filter: Nostell Miners Welfare of the Northern Counties East League

more football through a filter on flickr

 ()
reblogged from pitchinvasion
Today’s modern sport system has lost all traces of social value and gradually is losing anything remotely positive about it. Football in Italy has become a degrading experience and we feel that starting from the bottom we can bring about change and promote a sport which is of a social value. The same is happening in other cities all over Italy. From an interesting read on a new club in Italy, Spartak Lecce. (via pitchinvasion)
Against Modern Football
(via svejk1888)

Against Modern Football

(via svejk1888)

Go this through the post today. An excellent read and well worth two nuggets of anyone’s money. Buy it, buy it now. Click the link below. 
footballisradical:

One of the articles I wrote for this blog appears in this brand new football zine!  I am chuffed.  Lots of interesting articles up in here, check it outttt.
http://goodfeetforabigmanfanzine.bigcartel.com/product/good-feet-for-a-big-man-issue-1

Go this through the post today. An excellent read and well worth two nuggets of anyone’s money. Buy it, buy it now. Click the link below. 

footballisradical:

One of the articles I wrote for this blog appears in this brand new football zine!  I am chuffed.  Lots of interesting articles up in here, check it outttt.


http://goodfeetforabigmanfanzine.bigcartel.com/product/good-feet-for-a-big-man-issue-1

Sheffield United football graffiti - a railway bridge somewhere in Rotherham

Sheffield United football graffiti - a railway bridge somewhere in Rotherham

 ()
reblogged from saggarmakers
Hooligan graffiti at Sincil Bank - home of Lincoln City  (via saggarmakers)

Hooligan graffiti at Sincil Bank - home of Lincoln City  (via saggarmakers)


 ()
reblogged from pitchinvasion
pitchinvasion:

Romanian club Arges Pitesti against Hungary’s Ferencváros in the first round of the UEFA Cup, September 1967.

pitchinvasion:

Romanian club Arges Pitesti against Hungary’s Ferencváros in the first round of the UEFA Cup, September 1967.


 ()
reblogged from interleaning
interleaning:

Eusebio in 1972, about to tuck into a massive, 30th birthday spread.

interleaning:

Eusebio in 1972, about to tuck into a massive, 30th birthday spread.

Sheffield United Clockwork Orange 
Terrace culture sticker courtesy of Swinton Blades

Sheffield United Clockwork Orange

Terrace culture sticker courtesy of Swinton Blades

Maybe if the English has taken their compatriot’s advice …
vintagefootballteams:

The Magical Magyars who famously beat England 6-3 at Wembley in 1953

Maybe if the English has taken their compatriot’s advice

vintagefootballteams:

The Magical Magyars who famously beat England 6-3 at Wembley in 1953

 ()
An ‘Against Modern Football’ Football 
Bring Tradition Back To The Stadium I by ~KristeLynx

An ‘Against Modern Football’ Football 

Bring Tradition Back To The Stadium I by ~KristeLynx

Highbury - Arsenal FC
You’ll also like ..
The Homesick Project - Highbury by miniboro
Video: Buried by Progress

Highbury - Arsenal FC

You’ll also like ..

The Homesick Project - Highbury by miniboro

Video: Buried by Progress