Category: History

The Story Of Lechia Gdansk: A Journey Through Polish Football

The Story Of Lechia Gdansk: A Journey Through Polish Football

Remember when Leicester City won the English Premier League? They 5000-1 to win the title before the start of that season. The Foxes had been promo ...
Stoke City And The Watney Cup

Stoke City And The Watney Cup

All Stoke fans would certainly consider their greatest cup win as the 1971-72 League Cup victory. However, that is not the only domestic trophy that t ...
From Stalingrad To Volgograd Via Communism: Rotor Keep The Dream Alive Despite Turbulent History

From Stalingrad To Volgograd Via Communism: Rotor Keep The Dream Alive Despite Turbulent History

Timing has played a major role in the story of Rotor Volgograd. On occasions it has been their best friend and circumstances have helped them produ ...
A History Of The Anglo-Scottish Cup – 1970 to 1981

A History Of The Anglo-Scottish Cup – 1970 to 1981

Of late there has been discussion that it may be time to scrap the League Cup in both Scotland and England. In the Betfred Cup this year there has bee ...
The Invincibles – Preston North End 1888/89 & Arsenal 2003/04: Which Was The Greater Achievement?

The Invincibles – Preston North End 1888/89 & Arsenal 2003/04: Which Was The Greater Achievement?

[1] There have only ever been two teams that have gone an entire English league season undefeated: Preston North End in the inaugural Football Leag ...
Bill Shankly’s ‘Forgotten’ Barren Period 1966-1973 and Criticisms of his Tenure

Bill Shankly’s ‘Forgotten’ Barren Period 1966-1973 and Criticisms of his Tenure

Bill Shankly will forever be known as a phenomenally influential manager at Liverpool. Because of this, the six trophyless seasons that followed the l ...
Bill Shankly: Socialism & The Relationship With Liverpool’s Fans

Bill Shankly: Socialism & The Relationship With Liverpool’s Fans

One of the best ways to understand Bill Shankly’s relationship with the fans is through Davie’s study of analogy and Liverpool FC. Davie states that, ...
Call it Soccer: A history of football words

Call it Soccer: A history of football words

Part of the #WFIFriday series, written by @JDNalton. The word "soccer" originated in England, and was originally used to differentiate association ...
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