Month: May 2018

Top 5 Disastrous World Cup Campaigns (4)

All teams go to World Cup’s with hope in their hearts, many return disappointed  but some campaigns start with such belief and unravel so shockingly they become truly painful- here are the 5 worst ever World Cup campaigns as conducted by 5 nations that set out expecting glory and quickly returned home with tails firmly

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Top 5 Disastrous World Cup Campaigns (2)

All teams go to World Cup’s with hope in their hearts, many return disappointed  but some campaigns start with such belief and unravel so shockingly they become truly painful here are the 5 worst ever World Cup campaigns as conducted by 5 nations that set out expecting glory and quickly returned home with tails firmly

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Top 5 Disastrous World Cup Campaigns (1)

All teams go to World Cup’s with hope in their hearts, many return disappointed  but some campaigns start with such belief and unravel so shockingly they become truly painful here are the 5 worst ever World Cup campaigns as conducted by 5 nations that set out expecting glory and quickly returned home with tails firmly

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From West Yorkshire to San Francisco Bay…

Here’s the thing about supporting teams in 2 teams different sports located at opposite ends of the globe- you don’t expect their worlds will collide! This morning I awoke to find they had, with the announcement the San Francisco 49ers had entered a ‘strategic partnership’ with Leeds United, buying a 10% share of the Championship club.

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Captaincy nod for Citizen Kane

After months of speculation and an army of black & white cab drivers insisting it’s the most important decision of the World Cup, Harry Kane has been confirmed as England Captain. The decision was unsurprising, it was always going to come down to Kane and Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson and although I’d have gone for

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Toulon success to continue?

England’s new cohort of Under 17s came close but ultimately went out of the Euro U-17 semi finals on penalties. The fact a semi-final loss is considered a disappointment says a lot about how far England’s youth sides have come in the last year. It’s still very early to be judging this crop of under 17s

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The Exodus to the Bundesliga Continues

In 1960 a Liverpool based promoter named Allan Williams arranged a residency in Hamburg for a little know Rock n’ Roll band called The Beatles, it was here that John, Paul & George honed their craft before playing on into history. 17 years later the same city would welcome another Liverpool import : Kevin Keegan

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The 5 Greatest Teams Not to Win The World Cup

As the World Cup ticks ever close here’s a look back at the greatest teams never to win football’s biggest prize. 5. France (1986) Who were they? France entered Mexico ’86 as the most fancied of the European sides having made the semi-finals in Spain 4 years earlier and then won Euro ’84 at home.

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50 Greatest World Cup Cult Moments (Part 5)

We conclude our look at the odd moments of the World Cup with our top 10. Moments of brilliance, moments of shame and images that have defined the World Cup. 50 Greatest World Cup Cult moments (Part 4) 50 Greatest World Cup Cult Moments (Part 3) 50 Greatest World Cup Cult Moments (Part 2) 50

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