Tag Archives: European Cup

The Pitchside Post Match Interview…

These days, post-match press conferences mostly take place in the palatial surroundings of one of the clubs many executive suites. Even teams in the lower echelons of the English game pamper their managers and players as they await questions from … Continue reading

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When the Road to European Glory was Shorter for Manchester United

Many thanks to the unknown kid who, in 1968, diligently cut out all the instalments of The Hornet to complete this Bernard Briggs’ Album of Football ’68…  Thanks to the magic of eBay it has now found it’s way to … Continue reading

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Celtic and Scotland Legend Ate Fruit – The Shocking Picture Proof

Yesterday’s heart-tugging post about a beautiful picture of Celtic hero Jimmy Johnstone attracted a flood of feedback. 1 – A phone call from north of the border. Roughly paraphrased: “What the [heck] are ye on aboot with yer fake Scottish accent … Continue reading

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Jimmy ‘Jinky’ Johnstone and the Lost World of Football

Players today don’t have names like Jimmy or Bobby or Nobby. And they don’t have nicknames like ‘Jinky’. Football grounds today don’t have floodlights, so you can’t home in on them when you’re going to an away match, and devil-may-care youths … Continue reading

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