Arsenal would rather be in the Champions League or not in Europe at all than travelling to Red Star Belgrade this midweek, while many Tottenham fans would have preferred to finish bottom of their group last season than drop into the Europa League by ending up third. … [Read more...] about Attendances prove English fans care more about Europe than they let on – Italy is the home of true apathy
There is more arbitrary naming in Nottinghamshire. “I used to live in Arnold in Nottinghamshire and the estate there is named after a number of famous sportsmen,” writes Tony Mason. “Included in a list that are Rod Laver, Alf Ramsey, Christine Trueman, Don Bradman, Colin Cowdrey, Sobers and Graveney. Among these leviathans of the sporting world are also a collection of footballers – John Connelly (Connelly Close, my old street), Henry Newton (Newton Close), Bobby Tambling (Tambling Close), George Eastham (Eastham Road), Terry Cooper (Cooper Close), Jimmy Armfield (Armfield Close), Jeff Astle (Astle Court). There are also roads named after Peter Bonetti, Jimmy Greaves, Jonny Byrne, Cohen and Wilson, Peters. There are no Arsenal players from the 1971 double winning side so assume the estate was named in 1970. No connection there with Nottingham except I once worked with Terry Cooper’s daughter in the city.” … [Read more...] about Which footballers have roads named after them in unusual places?
First things first: here’s what happened in the FA Trophy first-round tie on 13 December. Witton’s penalty, awarded after just 6.18 seconds (and, was saved, but Bradley Bauress followed up his own spot-kick to score the rebound. Omotola was then sent off later in the first half, before Hudson – probably fortunate to avoid a dismissal with the initial penalty – belatedly picked up a second booking during the second period. Witton’s coach Paul Moore was later sent to the stands, before the visitors’ Matthew Devine gave away a late penalty, which earned him a red card, and Chester an equaliser. And then the nine men were beaten when Chester’s Elliott Durrell grabbed an injury-time winner. … [Read more...] about What is the fastest penalty ever awarded in a football match?
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