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First things first. I am a Celtic fan and proud of it but I’m not stupid enough to write about this with a one-sided point of view. What is happening to Neil Lennon, Paddy McCourt, Nial McGinn and various members of the Celtic community by a few low educated scumbags is totally wrong. Who in their right mind sends bullets, death threats and NAIL bombs in the post to a football manager or football players
The first time I actually took notice of who was Harry Carpenter was in the late 70s, early 80s on Sportsnight, the Wednesday sports programme on BBC1.
By 1990, the once all-conquering Juventus had not won a league title in four years and were at best the fourth team in the nation. They were lagging behind Diego Maradona’s Napoli and the Dutch and German inspired Milanese clubs of AC Milan and Internazionale. The era of Platini, Tardelli, Zoff, Bettega and Furino had given way to a team whose only reliable players were Captain and goalkeeper Stefano Tacconi and defender/midfielder Luigi De Agostini, the only player with any significant presence in the national team.
The 6th of February 2011 marked the 53 year anniversary of the Munich air disaster. A crash that not only wiped out nearly a whole football club, but a disaster so wasteful it catapulted the Manchester United football team into the hearts and minds of the World.
Thursday December 3rd. 15.30pm, and the failed English bid to host the Jules Rimet quadrennial festivals'post-mortem has begun in earnest. It's hard not to agree with the general consensus, that the whole thing pretty much reeks,and the new world order of Blatter and Platini's FIFA gravy train are polluted by the usual centre forward partnership in the End Times first 11,
They say music and fashion go hand in hand, but for me there’s a vital component missing. Football! Terrace fashion has long been as intriguing to me as any football match. Born in the 80s at a time of high unemployment, four-day weeks and national strikes were common place. But there was one saving grace for the struggling football fan – the terraces.
In 1885, a group of workers at the J.T.Morton food processing plant in the East End of London decided to form a football club which they called Millwall Rovers FC. Today, October 2nd 2010 at The New Den, the clubs ground off the Old Kent Road in South London, that same football club celebrates its 125th anniversary.