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Profile Tuesday – Danny Blanchflower

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Ranked as the greatest player in Tottenham Hotspur F.C’s history by The Times in 2009, Danny Blanchflower captained Spurs during their double-winning season of 1960-61. Adding to this triumph in 1962, Danny led Spurs to FA Cup victory against Burnley, scoring a penalty in the process. In 1963 he skippered Tottenham to glory in the […]

Profile Tuesday – Stanley Matthews

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The first ever winner of the European Footballer of the Year (Ballon  d’Or) and the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the year awards Stanley Matthews is  regarded as one of the wonders of the game of football. In a career spanning 35 years, Stanley Matthews put in close to 700 league appearances for Stoke City […]

Meet the 1960’s squad

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Meet the 1960’s squad… I know what you’re thinking. ‘Did he play Greavsie twice or only once’? Well to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I kind of lost track myself. But being that the 1960’s squad, the most powerful squad in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got […]

Profile Tuesday – Duncan Edwards

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In 1952, aged 16 years and 185 days, Duncan Edwards was the youngest player to appear in the English First Division. In under five playing years he was the driving force behind Manchester United winning two league championships and reaching the European Cup semi final. Tragically, Duncan was lost to his family, friends and the […]

Profile Tuesday – George Robledo

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The first overseas player to become the top goal scorer in the English top division in the 1951-52 season. Having refused to join Newcastle Utd unless they also signed his brother, George Robledo went on to form, arguably, Newcastle’s greatest ever striking partnership alongside Jackie Milburn. Born:        14th April 1926 –  Iquique, Chile    […]

Profile Tuesday – Cliff Jones

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Considered by most football experts of the day as the best winger in Europe, Cliff Jones was vital to the Spurs 1960-61 double winning team that also went on to lift the FA Cup in 1962 and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1963. Born:        7 February 1935 –  Swansea, Wales        […]

Profile Tuesday – John Radford

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Arsenal FC’s fourth all time highest goal scorer behind  Cliff Basten, Thierry Henri and Ian Wright and the clubs youngest ever hat-trick scorer (against Wolves in 1965). John Radford was a powerful, fearless and unselfish forward. Born:        22 February 1947 –  Hemsworth, England                        […]

Profile Tuesday – Ian Callaghan

Name:       Ian Callaghan Born:         10 April 1942 – Toxteth, Liverpool, England Position:   Center, Right,  Midfield Club Career:                                                                        […]

Profile Tuesday – Alberto Tarantini

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A tough tackling, fiery tempered, nightlife loving player of undoubted talent, notable for winning the World Cup with Argentina in 1978 without having a club. Born:         3 December 1955 – Ezeiza, Argentina                         Position:   Left Back, Wing Back, Centre Back Club Career:    […]

Profile Tuesday – Albert Johanneson

Name:       Albert Louis Johanneson Born:         13, March 1940 – Germiston, South Africa Position:   Left Winger Club Career                                                                        […]