The latest ground to identify. As usual you’ll be able to post your view in comments at the bottom of this website page and I’ll post the answer on Friday. So here goes…. Can you name the ground featured in the image above? This image is from before the Second World War. The ground isContinue reading “Historic Name That Ground – Week 25”
December 5 2021 marks the centenary of a FA decision that was to have an impact for decades, many would argue that the effects of it are still being felt today. On December 5 1921 the FA leaders decided to ban women’s football from FA affiliated grounds. This ban was to remain in place forContinue reading “Manchester City and Women’s Football Before and During the FA Ban“
Thanks to everyone who attended tonight’s show. There were some excellent questions from the audience and some brilliant feedback too. Here’s a short video montage that gives an impression of the evening. Thanks to all our guests. I’ll be posting more on this late next week. Thanks.
I’m really looking forward to tonight’s ‘No Man Could Stop Us!’ show at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. If you are coming then feel free to use the hashtag #FABan when mentioning it on social media. We have some excellent guests and I’ll be highlighting the history of women’s football from the nineteenth century through toContinue reading “#FA Ban – Tonight’s Show”
On Monday I asked ‘Can you name the ground featured in the image above? This image is from before the Second World War. The ground is still in use and has hosted Premier League football.’ The answer is… It’s Bradford City’s Valley Parade ground. Sadly, this is the stand that in 1985 was destroyed byContinue reading “Historic Name That Ground – Week 24 Answer”
We hear so much about the Premier League era and how the game has changed, so for today’s feature I’ve decided to take a look at the early 1990s and the birth of the Premier League. It’s almost thirty years since the structure of league football changed forever and during that time some clubs haveContinue reading “Manchester City in the Early 1990s“
If you think that it’s only in recent years that fans have been upset when their club has tinkered with their colours then think again. Back in November 1969, shortly after City had worn red and black stripes for the first time, City and local media outlets were inundated with fans complaining about the newContinue reading “Complaints About MCFC Kits!”
Each week for the next few weeks I’ll post an image of a football ground taken in the past and you can see if you can recognise the ground. Some will be easy (believe it or not there are some grounds that have not changed much in all those decades!), others not so. You’ll beContinue reading “Historic Name That Ground – Week 24”
On Friday 3 I’ll be talking about the FA ban on women playing on FA affiliated grounds. It will be the centenary of the ban on December 5 2021 and ill be talking with women who played during the ban in the 50s and 60s and others who played in the 70s onwards. Incredibly theContinue reading “No Man Could Stop Us!”
On this day (28th November) in 1931 the Liverpool Echo published this George Green cartoon of the kits worn by several leading clubs of the period. I thought I’d post it here to show how these things were often portrayed in the newspapers of the day. Thanks. While you’re here I’d like to thank youContinue reading “The Smart Set – Club Colours 90 Years Ago”
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