“Several female supporters were asked to lift their tops up to show their bras to female stewards upon entry to the Lamex Stadium. This decision – in the queue in front of other supporters, including men and male stewards – is a gross invasion of privacy. … [Read more...] about Female football fans ‘forced to show their bras’ to get into match at Stevenage FC
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The moment he was substituted in the 75th minute of Windsor FC’s recent 5-0 romp over Bracknell Town in the Hellenic League Premier Division, Barry Hayles let his displeasure be known in no uncertain terms. The former Fulham, Leicester and Millwall striker admits he didn’t so much walk from the pitch as stomp. … [Read more...] about Barry Hayles on going strong at 45: ‘Not many current players can say they walked out at the old Wembley’
Manchester United On the night of March 11 1941 the Luftwaffe raid on Trafford Park, following up its devastating attack on the city and the Metropolitan-Vickers aircraft factory three months earlier, struck Old Trafford for the second time, demolishing the stands and destroying the pitch. The War Damage Commission released funds to repair the stadium only in 1948 so for the first three years of post-war football, Manchester United played their home games at Maine Road. They were Division One runners-up in each of their three seasons in Moss Side and won the FA Cup in 1947-48. United hold the record for attracting the highest ever attendance for a league match to Maine Road when 83,260 people watched them take on Arsenal (the eventual title winners) in January 1948. City still hold the ground record – 84,569 for a sixth-round FA Cup tie against Stoke in 1934 – but that did not prevent United fans gloating about it for years. … [Read more...] about Liverpool, beware: do club ground-shares ever work?
So close to one of the biggest FA Cup shocks in the history of this august competition, with Cheltenham Town’s players just nine minutes from a kind of immortality when Phil Foden reminded them of why teams as good as Manchester City are so hard to beat. … [Read more...] about Phil Foden orchestrates late Manchester City comeback to deny Cheltenham Town FA Cup upset
Along with his footballing talents, his image epitomised swinging London in the 60s. Osgood once said: "Those were the days, when Raquel Welch walked along the touchline to wave goodbye to me in the middle of a match, when Steve McQueen would come into the dressing room and exchange gossip as he sat on the edge of the bath." … [Read more...] about SOCCER LEGEND OSGOOD DIES AT FAMILY FUNERAL