Monday, 19 March 2018 14:04

1978 FIFA World Cup TM on ZANI

The 11th staging of the World Cup TM was held in Argentina in 1978. The competition logo was based on the signature gesture of former President Juan Peron i.e., a salute to the crowd with both arms extended above his head. The design was had been in 1974, two years prior to the military coup in 1976. And whilst they tried to change the competition's logo, the design was already broadly commercialized and merchandise had already been made. A forced modification would automatically trigger a litany of lawsuits. against the country, and so the government dropped their objections.
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Frankie is a one-off, he comes from Halifax,
Lived life in the fast lane, he took it to the max.
Frankie had it all, in every single way,
It was poetry in motion watching Frankie play.
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Craziest Moments In Football History

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Thursday, 15 February 2018 12:06

The Rise and Rise of Jamie Vardy

No other English professional footballer in the 21st century has made quite the rise from non-league to top-flight stardom like Jamie Vardy. The 31-year-old’s leap to stardom has been likened to a real-life version of the comic book classic, Roy of the Rovers, who used to defy the odds as Rovers’ leading marksman.
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Last spring, Blackburn Rovers gained the unwanted distinction of being the first Premier League championship-winning club to drop into the third tier of English football. Inevitably, Blackburn’s relegation to League 1 at the end of 2016/17 precipitated a slew of stark comparisons, between the current Venky’s regime and the ownership of steel magnate Jack Walker in the 1990s.

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Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:39

An Ode to Jimmy Greaves

Jimmy Greaves is the greatest finisher that England's ever seen,
He was presician personified inside the penalty area, a goalscoring machine. Greavsie was born on 20th February 1940 in the Capital's East End, And years later shockwaves and tremors through our lands defences Jimmy Greaves would send.
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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 18:00

Premier League Legends

The term legend is probably bandied about too frequently nowadays, but in the Premier League, a smattering of players certainly deserve the tag. The likes Ryan Giggs, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, Roy Keane, Patrick Vieira, Gary Neville, Ashley Cole , Dennis Bergkamp, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Paul Scholes

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 20:08

Big C – An Ode to Cyrille Regis

Power and pace a footballing ace,
Frightened defenders all over the place.
Strong in the air a duel if you dare,
Aggressive and tough honest and fair
Published in Sport
Thursday, 11 January 2018 11:48

80’s Casuals Tee-Shirts Reviewed

As the legend goes in the world of Terrace Culture that the Casual movement was spawned by the travelling Liverpool supporters in the late 70s and early 80s. Who, in between watching Liverpool FC win four European cups in those decades, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1980–81 and 1983–84, partying, fighting and sightseeing,
Published in Culture
Thursday, 11 January 2018 11:19

The Working Man Has Lost His Simple Game

Ain't football changed a couple of generations ago it was such a simple game,
For those were the halcyon days when it was a sport then it changed into a business when the money came.
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