ENGLAND 5 LUXEMBOURG 0 – World Cup Qualifier, Wembley Stadium, 30th March 1977

If ever there was a must win game, then this was it for England, but not only did they have to win it, they needed to smash little Luxembourg to pieces if they were to put any pressure on Italy in World Cup qualification. No more games had been played in Group 2 since the

ENGLAND 0 HOLLAND 2 – Friendly International – 9th February 1977, Wembley Stadium

1977 would be a happy and glorious year in England with the Queen celebrating her Silver Jubilee, but it would certainly prove to be an “Annus Horribilis” for the nation’s football team and particularly it’s manager, Don Revie. A year that would see him become a pariah in the English game started as it meant

ITALY 2 ENGLAND 0 – World Cup Qualifier – 17th November 1976, Olympic Stadium, Rome

10 years earlier, England were proudly proclaimed as champions of the World. Following this horrific afternoon in Rome, the Three Lions had never looked further away from winning the World Cup again. A comprehensive defeat to Italy meant that England would now need a minor miracle to make it to the finals in Argentina and

CZECHOSLOVAKIA 2 WEST GERMANY 2 – 1976 European Championship Final – The Red Star Stadium, Belgrade – 20th June 1976

A truly iconic football image. The moment the Panenka was created West Germany had come to dominate the football world over the four years from 1972 to 1976.  They had become European Champions in 1972 and World Champions in 1974, and Bayern Munich’s three consecutive European Cups had seen them become the dominant force in

YUGOSLAVIA 2 WEST GERMANY 4 (AET) – 1976 European Championship Semi Final – The Red Star Stadium, Belgrade – 17/06/76

Yugoslavia, the side that had ended British hopes for the 1976 European Championships, by beating Wales in the quarter-finals,  were rewarded with the honour of hosting the final tournament, which for the final time in the competition’s history would contain just the last four. Joining the hosts were reigning World and European Champions West Germany,