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Years Ending With …

So Germany have won the World Cup. Which means that, since the resumption of the World Cup after World War II, they have won every World Cup held in a year ending with the number “4”, except for 1994 (winning it in 1990 instead). Germany (or West Germany before re-unification) have won the World Cup in 1954 (in… Continue reading Years Ending With …

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FA Cup Final 2013 – Manchester City v Wigan Athletic

Moving away from the distraction of David Moyes replacing Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, three weeks ago, I noted: The cup finals in England, Spain and Italy this season all involve two clubs from the same city/metropolitan area – all Madrid final in Spain, all Rome final in Italy and all Greater Manchester final in… Continue reading FA Cup Final 2013 – Manchester City v Wigan Athletic

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Last Eight To Finals Of The League Cup, 2012-2013

The 2013 League Cup Final on 24 February 2013 between Swansea City and Bradford City has been notable for the following: Swansea City are the first Welsh club to win the League Cup. This is only the second occasion that a Welsh club has won either of the two major domestic cup competitions in England.… Continue reading Last Eight To Finals Of The League Cup, 2012-2013

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How The Game Has Changed

Alan Hansen is right when he says Things have changed a lot in English football since I was playing for Liverpool and chasing several trophies in the way Manchester United are now. On the other hand, he is not correct to say that “the biggest difference” is that “United have got more strength in depth… Continue reading How The Game Has Changed