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What were the odds?

What were the odds?

Joan Gamper sought like-minded individuals, wanting to form a football club based in Barcelona, and so, he posted an ad in the newspaper. The ad said that he was “wishing to organise the matches in Barcelona, requesting that everyone who likes this sport contact him..” One month later on November 29, 1899, twelve attended a…

Gary Lineker – More Than Just One of Us

Gary Lineker – More Than Just One of Us

English football wasn’t all gold and silver. In the 70s and 80s before the television revolution truly hit, it was in shambles. It was in these circumstances that, on a decently regular basis, some of the biggest names in Britain would be lured to the most prosperous clubs in Europe. Following the footsteps of the…