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Almost everything you might want to know about
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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


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All the finals of the major European competitions since their formation, then click down
to results by season.

FIFA World Club Championships
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Miscellaneous

Community/Charity Shield
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Football Writers' Association
  Footballer of the Year
PFA  Player of the Year
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LMA Manager of the Year
France Football  European Footballer of the Year
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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

For past PHOTOGRAPHS - Football Grounds - Players, Managers, Fans - Team Groups

 

Well, there was a time in the 1960s when if Newcastle United's fans forgot the name of the
club they supported they got a gentle 50 foot high reminder by visiting the West End
stand at St James' Parkl. Surely the biggest club name banner in football?? The West End
stand at Newcastle was opened in 1906 - it cost £8082 14s 11d  - and for many years it was the
only stand at St James' Park with the other three three sides being vast open terraces.
It survived until the Valley Parade fire of 1985 when new safety regulations saw it demolished
and replaced by the Jackie Milburn Stand - and that one cost over £5 million.
The ultimate in comfort I guess - but not the same in character!

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Peterborough United joined the statue club on Friday (September 1st) when they unveiled
a statute of Chris Turner. Chris had done it all at Posh - a former player, club captain,
manager, club co-owner and chairman. He made 364 first team appearances for Posh between 1969/70 and 1977/78 scoring 43 goals and his short period as manager was one of the most successful in the clubs' history and included Posh's first Wembley appearance, that
play-off victory over Stockport. And he was always a popular figure at London Road despite
sharing much of his career with local rivals Cambridge United! Chris was diagnosed with
frontal lobe dementia in 2006 - possibly caused by heading the heavy footballs of old - and
died in a local nursing home on 27th April 2015, aged 64. Since then Posh fans have raised over £100,00 in his memory for the statute, the sculptor being Sean Hedges-Quinn whose
previous works have included Bobby Robson, Alf Ramsey and Bob Stokoe.
Chris won't be forgotten.

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Paul Gascoigne kisses the hand of Princess Diana during the pre-match presentations
at Wembley for the 1991 FA Cup Final between Spurs and Nottingham Forest -
or was he just looking at her watch to see how long before kick-off! There was always going
to be a humorous headline or two when those two met - sadly for both of them those humorous headlines are firmly in the past.

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Third Division (South) side Notts County in 1947/48. During that season County certainly hit the headlines in an amazing way - they bought a current England international of the time -
Tommy Lawton - from Chelsea for a British record transfer fee - a mahoosive £20,000. The paying public soon helped repay that fee with 7 of the 13 league matches at Meadow Lane after he
joined in November 1947 attracting 30,000+ crowds. The best was 45,116 for the 5-1 defeat of Swansea Town on Boxing Day. Lawton made his last four England appearances while a
Third Division player and went on to score 90 goals in his 151 league matches for the club.
He moved on to Brentford and then Arsenal although he did return to Meadow Lane in 1957 as manager for a little over a year.

(left to right)
Back Row: Tom Radcliffe (trainer), Eddie Gannon, Aubrey Southwell, Harry Brown,
Bert Howe, William Baxter, Fred Evans;

Front Row
: Anthony Freeman, Jackie Sewell, Tommy Lawton, Jack Marsh,
Albert Parks, Billy Corkhill..

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April 27th 2017 and the Airware Stand at the former Nene Park home of Rushden & Diamonds
is no more than a pile of rubble. The dream that was the smallest town ever to host League
football has now long gone. Sadly.

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Tom Finney addressing the crowd at Deepdale after playing his last match for Preston –
against Luton Town on 30th April 1960. Looks a bit precarious doesn’t it – I think that there
would be a few health and safety issues if he gave a speech standing on that table today!

Finney was born in 1922 and left school at 14 to join the family plumbing business – his later nickname was the ‘Preston Plumber’. His footballing career was delayed by the Second World
with his League debut coming on August 31st 1946 when it took him just 18 minutes to score for Preston in the 3-2 victory over Leeds at Deepdale. By the time he made his final League
appearance in 1960 he had played in 473 league and cup matches, scoring 210 goals.
Every one of those appearances was for Preston although he did come out of retirement at the
age of 41 in 1963 to play for Distillery of Belfast against Eusebio’s Benfica in a European Cup tie.
Just a month after making his League debut Tom Finney played his first match for England,
scoring in England’s 7-2 victory away to Northern Ireland. He went on to play 76 times for
England and his 30 England goals was a record at the time.

He was the first player to win the Footballer of the Year award twice and many still regard him
as the best player England has produced. Yet he later estimated how much he had earned
from football during his entire career – less than £15,000. He became Sir Tom in 1998 and
died in 2014 aged 91.

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Tony Harding heading Barnet's second goal in their 2-0 FA Amateur Cup Semi-Final replay
victory over Walthamstow Avenue in 1959. The match was played at what looks like a full
White Hart Lane with the drawn semi having been played at Arsenal's Highbury ground - but
Barnet were beaten by Crook Town at Wembley in the final.

The FA Amateur Cup had been the only nationwide non-league cup competition from 1893
to the 1969-70 season (some of the Wembley finals had 100,000 attendances) when the
FA Trophy was introduced for the professional non-leaguers. With the ending of the amateur
status in football the last Amateur Cup final was played in 1973/74 with the FA Vase being introduced the following season with the stronger non-league sides entering the Trophy and the smaller clubs the Vase.

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West Ham United's Upton Park - sorry Boleyn Ground - after it had been hit by a
flying bomb in August 1944. On the left of the picture is the
South Bank, on the right is St John's Church and at the back is the Odeon Cinema
in the Barking Road. The ground was closed until 2nd December 1944 during
which time West Ham played 14 War League matches away from home

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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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