Stories From the Vault

Posts in the Category: History

Ajax Amsterdam

By Posted in - History & Thoughts on October 27th, 2016 0 Comments

During the latter half of the 1960’s into the 1970’s Dutch football experienced a flowering of talent and ideas that culminated in Ajax Amsterdam winning three consecutive European Cups, the modern day Champions League, from …

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We Won The Cup

By Posted in - History on June 10th, 2015 0 Comments

There really is only one “Cup” in English football and it isn’t the League Cup. The FA Cup has a history the League Cup cannot match and no matter what changes are made to the …

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FIFA Isn’t Soccer

By Posted in - History & Rants on May 30th, 2015 0 Comments

FIFA is a bureaucracy with direct access to funding and a largely compliant array of subsidiary bureaucracies running regional associations like CONCACAF and UEFA that in turn have their own subsidiaries in the national associations. …

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Premier League For Bournemouth

By Posted in - History on May 22nd, 2015 0 Comments

Chelsea supporters, at least those who know the history of the club before the Abramovich era, know how close their club came to dropping into the old Third Division at the end of the …

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St. Totteringham’s Day

By Posted in - History on May 22nd, 2015 0 Comments

St. Totteringham’s Day 2015

Belated wishes to you all for a special day that has occurred for 19 consecutive years: the day when Spurs cannot catch Arsenal in the league table. There are varying reports of …

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Adverts at the Grounds

By Posted in - History on April 29th, 2015 0 Comments

A friend of mine is a West Ham supporter, born within earshot of Upton Park and dyed claret & blue. During the last transfer window we were discussing potential departures from West Ham, unfortunately for …

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