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6 hours ago, erskblue said:

Some supporters used to save up for two whole years to come down to Wembley for the England v Scotland game. T

There were 'Wembley clubs' in various places of employment back then.

Interested employees would sign up to go and they would to put in money to their fund every week for the two years  eg. June 1975 to May 1977.

It didn't matter to some , perhaps many, if they didn't actually get a match ticket, It was their 'Wembley Weekend' .

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20 hours ago, erskblue said:

Slide 7 of 21: Wilkins and Argentina's Diego Maradona during a match at Wembley in 1980, where England went on to beat Argentina 3-1 Ray Wilkins and Diego Maradona, Wembley May 1980. England won 3-1.

Maradona went on a brilliant mazy run that game. He shot just past the post or Ray Clemence made the save.

It was very similar to the one when he scored v England in Mexico World Cup of 1986.

Seeing the picture of Maradona reminds me of a game at Wembley in 1987 when there was a game to mark the centenary of the formation of the Football League. The game was between a Football League and a Rest of the World side. Some fine players including two Chelsea players on both sides. Here are the line-ups.


Maradona was booed throughout the game. Not surprising given it was a year after the infamous "Hand of God" episode in the World Cup.

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The Football Photography of Stanislav Tereba

flag_of_czechoslovakia.png?w=150&h=100The world’s largest and most prestigious annual photography contest is run by the Amsterdam-based World Press Photo. Since 1955 they have given out an award for their winning photograph of the year and some of the most seminal images of our time have taken the coveted prize. A photographer winning this award is akin to a player winning the European Footballer of the Year title.

It’s a heavyweight affair and the award is invariably given to intrepid photographers who have put themselves at personal risk to capture dramatic images of major world events. The Vietnam War, the troubles in Northern Ireland, famine in Somalia, genocide in Rwanda, earthquakes, revolution, AIDS: these are just some of the major flash points and global issues that have produced inspired photography and accompanying World Press Photo recognition.

1-111.jpg?w=768A subject as comparatively insignificant as football shouldn’t really belong in this sort of company, yet once, back in 1958, the award was given to Czech photojournalist Stanislav Tereba for the stunning image (left) he captured at a domestic League game between Sparta Prague and Cervena Hviezda Bratislava (now FK Inter Bratislava). Miroslav Čtvrtníček is the drenched, miserable keeper; glumly contemplating a goal-kick while being unwittingly immortalised for posterity in fifty shades of monochrome. That it is the only time in the award’s history a sports photograph has won is great testament to its compositional beauty.

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