Football Pals

Football Pals

It was an unlikely first meeting between lifelong football pals George Best and Mike Summerbee back in 1965. Fed up with staying in his hotel after transferring to Manchester City from Swindon Town, Summerbee decided to go for a walk. He was only 19 at the time and...
Colin Bell

Colin Bell

England football fans were keenly looking forward to the first international of the season in September 1973. The previous year had not been a vintage one. Losses to Italy and Northern Ireland in friendlies were compounded by a defeat by Poland and a draw with Wales...
Liverpool-United

Liverpool-United

It’s not a difficult journey between Liverpool and Manchester – unless you’re a footballer that is! Only a few brave souls have managed to play for both United and Liverpool since the 1920s. Everyone remembers the most recent – Michael Owen, Paul Ince and Peter...
Cantona

Cantona

Eric Cantona’s football career was a bit like Longfellow’s famous little girl with a curl right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good, she was very, very good. But when she was bad, she was horrid. Cantona, at his best, was breathtakingly good. At his...
The Revie Plan

The Revie Plan

The night of Wednesday November 25th 1953 changed football forever in Manchester. England, Olympic champions and top of the world rankings, were beaten 6-3 by Hungary. In fact, they weren’t just beaten – they were taken apart. Hungary outclassed them all over the...
Between The Sticks

Between The Sticks

On 9 February 2015, BBC journalist Stuart Flinders was in Church Street Liverpool with a camera crew, interviewing elderly passers-by, asking if they remembered the 1966-67 FA Cup Fifth Round clash between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park. “I do.” Said one old...