The annual climax to the domestic season was an occasion which would see the handing over of the baton to Scotland as the dominant British force in the international game. Although England still led the Home International Championship, a win for the Scots would give them the title and send them off as Britain’s sole
Liverpool entered the FA Cup Final at Wembley knowing that it was their last chance to win a trophy that season. The previous season’s champions and UEFA Cup winners had chased Leeds United hard all season, almost overcoming the Yorkshire sides record breaking start to the season before finishing as runners up in the League.
(Originally Published on Clarke One Nil) Being a Leeds United fan has meant taking the rough with the smooth more often than most other teams. Despite a relatively glorious history, we all know it could have been so much more. Rudyard Kipling could have written “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, And treat
The first major international championship of my life time saw the beginning of a dominance of international football which has continued to this day. The 1972 European Championship was the first of three consecutive appearances in the final for West Germany, which along with their success in World Cups has helped to cement the
(A version of this post was first published on the Leeds United Blog Clarke One Nil in May 2011) As a child I was given a book by my Granddad which I feel has shaped my fascination with sport. I’m not sure where it came from, and why he gave it to me but I am convinced