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Beyond the Centre-Fold – Fulham 1960

By on 19 April 2018

This Fulham team from the 1959-60 season was quite a mixed bag of players: a World Cup winner, a couple of former England captains, a European Cup-winning manager and some of the best known and loved Fulham players of any era. There’s even a former Chelsea legend!

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England v Holland Head to Head – Do We Not Like That!

By on 22 March 2018

England meet Holland in a friendly international tonight ahead of a World Cup in which the Dutch are not appearing. Something they also did in 1970 and 1982. Just one small statistic that came out when Soccer Attic decided to look at the head to head record of the two nations. We’ve included our summary here with a look back at action from some of the memorable and less memorable games between the two. Plus we’ve added some snippets and pics we thought you’d find interesting.

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FA Cup Giant Killers from the 50s, 60s & 70s

By on 26 January 2018

The Fourth Round of the FA Cup taking place this weekend has thrown up some potential giant-killing fixtures. Inevitably that’s what many will be looking out for. Some FA Cup shocks have now become almost as famous as the final itself, particularly since the advent of football highlights on TV and they are endlessly played out when the cup comes round each year. Some, however, are not so well-remembered and, consequently, SoccerAttic is re-visiting three not so well known giant killings from the ’50s , ’60s and ’70s that we first wrote about two years ago.

Hopefully, they’re still just as interesting two years on. Enjoy.

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Derek Dougan – a tribute on his 80th birthday

By on 18 January 2018

Yesterday on Facebook SoccerAttic marked the anniversary of the abolition of the professional footballers’ maximum wage in 1961 – an initiative championed by the then Chairman of the PFA, Jimmy Hill. Today we pay tribute to another former Chairman of the PFA who, but for his death in 2007 aged just 69, would have been celebrating his 80th birthday tomorrow – Derek Dougan.

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Beyond the Centrefold – Coventry 1964

By on 12 January 2018

A great result last weekend for Coventry City beating Stoke in the FA Cup. It might be a little premature to say that things might be on the up for the Sky Blues but they also find themselves third in League 2. As a result, SoccerAttic has chosen a bit of a Coventry theme this week. This team photo from Charles Buchan’s Football Monthly, November 1964, shows the squad that won promotion from the old third division the previous season under the vision and leadership of Jimmy Hill. They would go on to win promotion to Division One in 1967. Hover or tap the face of each player for more information.

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Happy Birthday Sir Geoff Hurst – England and West Ham Hero

By on 7 December 2017

A number of England’s 1966 World Cup squad have been beset by ill-health in recent times and at Soccer Attic we wish them well of course. At least West Ham and England legend Sir Geoff Hurst is healthy and celebrating his 76th birthday today. Happy Birthday Sir Geoff and let us to pay tribute to the man who is still the only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final.

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1960s Football in Black & White

By on 30 November 2017

Pele punching, Bert Trautmann sent off, Bobby Moore prostrate in agony – just a few of the fascinating black and white images from the 1960s issues of Charles Buchan’s Football Monthly that we are re-publishing for this weekend.

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When “Doubles” Were Unique

By on 16 November 2017

This Saturday Spurs go to Arsenal and, probably in many supporters’ minds, they are the favourites for the first time in years. Not that the Bookies agree! This week though, SoccerAttic looks back on two achievements that these two North-London rivals managed in the last century – the League and FA Cup double.

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