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...
Goalies

Goalies

When Manchester City’s legendary goalkeeper Frank Swift retired in September 1949, his replacement would become another legend between the sticks. In November 1949, City signed goalkeeper Bert Trautmann from the Liverpool County Combination League side St Helens Town....
Charity Shields

Charity Shields

Manchester United and Liverpool are old hands at playing each in the annual curtain-raiser to the season – the Community Shield. The close rivals have notched up five memorable clashes between them – in 1965, 1977, 1983, 1990 and 2001. Liverpool won in 2001, United in...
Charity Shields

Charity Shields

Liverpool and Manchester United are old hands at playing each in the football season’s annual curtain-raiser – the Community Shield. The close rivals have notched up five memorable clashes between them – in 1965, 1977, 1983, 1990 and 2001. Liverpool won in 2001,...
Back In Training

Back In Training

Manchester City fullback Eric Westwood was in no mood to hang around at the start of the 1950-51 football season. City had been relegated from the First Division the previous year and the Manchester-born defender was determined to put things right. He was so keen to...