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Football Programmes For Sale
Tens of thousands available, mostly under £1 each.
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Quizzes
Test your knowledge of football and sport generally.
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Football Facts & Figures
Almost everything you might want to know about
Premiership and Football League clubs
and the competitions they have played in



The Clubs
A season-by-season summary for each of the 136 clubs who have played in the
Premier & Football Leagues giving details of League record and round reached
in the F.A. Cup and League Cup.
Then click down to League tables and playing record for each season.

The Premier League and Football League
The champions of each division since the 1888/89 season, then click down to
League tables and seasons' results for each club.

The F.A. Cup
All the F.A. Cup Finals since 1871/72, then click down to results by season.

The League Cup
(includes Worthington Cup, Coca Cola Cup etc)
All the League Cup Finals since 1960/61, then click down to results by season.

European Club Competitions

League clubs results in Europe

Every result of Premiership/Football League clubs who have 
played in European competition on a club-by club, 
season-by-season basis


Champions League/European Cup
Europa League/UEFA Cup
European Cup Winners Cup
All the finals of the major European competitions since their formation, then click down
to results by season.

FIFA World Club Championships
European Super Cup

Miscellaneous

Community/Charity Shield
(results, venues, teams etc)

Football Writers' Association
  Footballer of the Year
PFA  Player of the Year
Premier League Manager of the Season
LMA Manager of the Year
France Football  European Footballer of the Year
FIFA Ballon d'Or  World Player of the Year
BBC  Sports Personality of the Year

Colemanballs
Some hilarious 'foot-in-mouth' football quotes.

Did You Know...
Football has a million and one stories and just as
many facts and figures.
Here are a few of them - the record-breaking, unusual and bizarre.

Football Day by Day
Football is a 365 day a year game.
A  reminder of some of the famous, record-breaking or bizarre things that have happened
Day by Day
over the years.

Front Page Pictures

Upton Park - or more correctly the Boleyn Ground - pictured in 1981. The home of
West Ham United for 112 years, the first match there was a Southern League match against
Millwall on September 2nd 1904 and the last was that troubled Premier League match against Manchester United on May 10th 2016. During that time the Hammers played there 2398 times
with their best crowd being 42,322 for a First Division match against Spurs on
October 17th 1970. The ground capacity had reduced to around 35,000 by the time they moved
to the Olympic Stadium where their average attendance is just a tad below the ground
capacity of 57,000.

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A team group of Plymouth Argyle in the 1958/59 season. The 1958/59 season saw the regional (north and south) Third Divisions change to national Third and Fourth Divisions with Plymouth finishing the season as champions of Division 3 and for the third time since they joined the
Football League in 1920 they were promoted to Division 2.

(left to right)
Back Row: Peter Anderson, George Robertson, Geoff Barnsley, Reg Wyatt,
Neil Dougall, John Williams;
Front Row: George Baker, Jimmy Gauld, Wilf Carter, Barrie Meyer, Harry Penk.

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World Cup winner Gordon Banks at his best saving a header from Hull City's Terry Neil when
playing for Stoke City in an FA Cup quarter final tie in 1971. But was the ball over the line
before he hooked the ball clear was the talk of the time! Stoke won the match 3-2 at Hull's
former home at Boothferry Park. The crowd was 41,452 with gate receipts of £22,229 meaning
an average admission price of a little over 50p - those were the days!

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An unusual football partnership but an amazingly successful one.
Elton John took over the club he supported, Watford, in 1976 and the following year employed Graham Taylor as manager. Taylor had spent five years as Lincoln manager after a playing
career with Grimsby and Lincoln and had turned down the managers' job at First Division
WBA to take over at Watford - then in the Fourth Division. But by the 1982/83 they were in
the top flight finishing second to Liverpool and a year later were beaten FA Cup finalists.
Taylor left for Aston Villa in 1987 but although he had three years as boss of England and
another spell at Vicarage Road it was probably that first spell at Watford that saw his best achievement in football.

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The story behind the programme....

The Len Cantello testimonial match at The Hawthorns on Tuesday 15th May 1979. For those
of us who watched the thought-provoking BBC 2 programme presented by Adrian Chiles
Whites v Blacks: How Football Changed a Nation
you might think that the match-day
programme would be dominated by an anti-racism theme and the justification behind the
makeup of the opposing teams. Not so. As you might expect with a testimonial the 12-page programme was all about Len Cantello who had started at The Hawthorns as an apprentice
in 1967 and by 1979 had made 298 League appearances for the club. Career notes,
playing stats and comments from football writers and players made up the normal
testimonial offering. No mention of Blacks v Whites although in his notes Len Cantello
does touch on the fact that it was obviously a sensitive subject: 'Tonight's main match is
one that has been applauded by many people and I do not intend to be drawn into the
political arena regarding the finer points. It has, and always has been, nothing more
than a football match and I am sure the fans will enjoy every moment.'
The All Blacks won 3-2 and 7,023 were present to see it.

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Link - Previous Front Page Pictures

Please Note:
This site isn't complete. Given the rich history of football in this country alone it probably never will be!
My intention is to base this site on the Football League clubs and provide information t
hat is comprehensive, interesting and accurate. Already the site consists of over 3200  pages
and new pages are being added on a very regular basis so if the info you are after is not listed now it hopefully will be soon.

 

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